Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation)

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Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

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Education at Western

Ready to take your career to the next level? If you’re a qualified secondary-school teacher, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation) provides a pathway towards expanding the number of areas in which you can teach. Whether you’re currently working — or looking for work – in secondary schools, this course gets you ready to thrive.

Study includes two curriculum units that cover NSW syllabus requirements for Years 7-10 and Years 11-12. The course also offers you an in-school professional experience block and one fully-online leadership unit. Applicants may need to complete up to four non-award undergraduate pre-requisite units to meet the NSW Education Standards Authority (previously known as BOSTES) requirement for the area of study.

Emerge with the skills to hit the ground running. And inspire the students of tomorrow.

Top 4 in Australia for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education

Western is ranked 16th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

This course is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.



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— Breayla Harding. Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary).

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.