Graduate Certificate in Educational Inclusion and Diversity

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 10:26 AM on Thu, 15 April

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Duration
8 months part-time
8 months full-time
Location
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, April, July, August, November
Course code
1008480
Course abbreviation
GCEID
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
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Fees
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Course overview

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.

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.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

The minimum entry requirement for this course is:

  • a four year Bachelor degree in Education from any Australian University, or equivalent, or
  • an undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level teaching qualification from any Australian university, or equivalent, or
  • a three year Bachelor degree in Teaching from any Australian University, or equivalent.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score7.5

About the course

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.

Domestic students

LocationStudy Period
SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Teaching methods

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate of Educational Inclusion and Diversty, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.


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