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Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Inclusion and Diversity is an opportunity for educators to gain knowledge and skills in an area of growing relevance in contemporary education delivery. It is suited to qualified teachers and education professionals.

The course is designed to enhance the ability of professionals to perform successfully as an educational leader in contemporary contexts. Graduates will develop skills in educational investigation and analysis, and expertise in the area of educational inclusion and diversity.  

The flexibility of the course fits seamlessly around your work, family, and other priorities. It is 100% online, and you can complete one, seven-week unit at a time from the comfort of your home – or anywhere with an internet connection.

Graduates can receive four units of credit into the Master of Education.

DurationLocationStudy Period

8mths P

SCU Online5, 6

The course focuses on educational inclusion and diversity, providing educators with the latest knowledge and skills to be effective in contemporary educational contexts.

Students complete four core units:

  • Inclusive Education, Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Supporting Students in Difficult Times
  • Technology and Collaboration to Support Learning and Participation
  • Valuing Diversity.


Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically analyse, synthesize and evaluate educational contexts, concepts and theories to arrive at a conclusion, and justify that decision. Apply knowledge of evaluation and research principles and methods to analyse issues and solve problems in educational contexts.


Demonstrate initiative by identifying innovative and creative responses to emerging educational challenges. Conceive preferable educational futures, and propose inventive ways to achieve them.

Ethical practice

Critically evaluate the implications of challenging ethical issues in education at the interpersonal, organisational, and governance levels. Demonstrate a commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in professional practice, scholarship, and research.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and practical understanding of a specialised area of education with a global perspective. Locate, evaluate, and implement theory to generate reliable data, making defensible evidence-based professional and organisational decisions about complex educational problems.

Lifelong learning

Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional learning. Critically reflect on demonstrating professional discernment, autonomy, resilience, responsibility and accountability when responding to change.

Communication and social skills

Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in both academic and professional settings. Demonstrate responsive leadership and the capacity to facilitate collaboration between a diverse range of individuals and teams.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate a commitment to education founded on respect for the rights or all persons. Critically reflect on how a global perspective of educational practice can encourage inclusivity and cultural competence.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

As an education professional, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to progress your career by moving into leadership roles within the discipline of education.


The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'