Take your high-school teaching career to the next level and expand your teaching areas with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation). In this one-year part-time course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to inspire the students of tomorrow.
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If you’re ready for postgraduate study, you’ll find your competitive edge at Western. Our global 5-star ratings for innovation, teaching and facilities assure you that you'll be learning from the best at a University that ranks in the top 2% worldwide.
We partner with industry, business, and government to create real world experiences and opportunities. Our flexible courses offer a range of online and on-campus options, with multiple locations that put our world-class facilities at your doorstep. Reach new heights. Take your place in a new generation of global citizens, leaders, and change-makers.
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 10 for Education in Australia
Western is ranked in the top 10 Education faculties in Australia, second in NSW, and Top 75 in the world (*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch.
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As an education graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Education facilities
- Government industries
Secondary School Teacher
Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Education Advisers conduct educational research, develop course curricula and associated teaching materials for use by educational institutions, and review and examine the work of teachers and the results from curriculum programs in school settings.
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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.