An education graduate stands in front of a building , she is smiling at he camera

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July

  • Duration

    0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

  • Location

    Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    GCEd (Prof Learn)

  • Course code

    1008002

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, June

  • Duration

    0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

  • Location

    Online

  • Placement

    No  

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Learning) is designed for registered teachers looking to enhance their professional practice or for teachers looking to move into more senior or leadership roles.

Students choose a specialisation to focus their studies from either: Teacher as Researcher; Effective Professional Learning; Pedagogical Knowledge; Indigenous Knowledge or Early Childhood Education. The course is also an ideal pathway to further study or research.

The Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University is dedicated to fostering excellence and supporting the development of outstanding teachers and education professionals.

Southern Cross is rated 5-stars for postgraduate overall experience, skills development, student support and teaching quality in Education (Good Universities Guide 2023).
Jack Fiedler, Education graduate and primary school teacher stands in a park in front of a picnic table that has kids backpacks on it

“I feel fortunate to be their teacher. They are at an age when their personalities are really emerging. They have such humour and curiosity. You can have a joke with them, yet at the same time they are serious about wanting to learn. They are respectful too. We respect each other.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate advanced cognitive, and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise knowledge for ethical, innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in an educational setting.

GA2: Creativity

Exercise critical analysis, problem solving, and decision-making skills to realistic situations appropriate to cultural, inclusive and social contexts.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate advanced cognitive, and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise knowledge for ethical, innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in an educational setting.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced cognitive, and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise knowledge for ethical, innovative and creative responses to local and global challenges in an educational setting.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Apply academic knowledge and skills to develop deeper understanding, build professional identity and contribute to ongoing professional learning.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Evaluate, reflect and communicate evidence, research and theoretical understandings to inform and transform practice in a specialised area of education.

GA7: Cultural competence

Exercise critical analysis, problem solving, and decision-making skills to realistic situations appropriate to cultural, inclusive and social contexts.

Students choose one of the following specialisations:
  • Teacher as Researcher
  • Effective Professional Learning
  • Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Early Childhood Education.

Each specialisation comprises a combination of core and elective units.

Location Teaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3$14,700 ($3,675 per unit)N/A

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

This course prepares graduates for more senior teaching roles or for leadership roles in educational settings. It is  also an ideal pathway to further study or research.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this course is:
 
  • a four year bachelor degree in Education (AQF 7) from any Australian University, or equivalent; OR
  • an undergraduate degree (AQF 7) and a fourth-year level teaching qualification from any Australian university, or equivalent; OR
  • a three year bachelor degree in Teaching (AQF 7) 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
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Education (Professional Learning), students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising one of the following specialisations:
 
  • Teacher as Researcher,
    • 2 core units (24 credit points), and
    • 2 elective units (24 credit points)

OR

  • Effective Professional Learning,
    • 2 core units (24 credit points), and
    • 2 elective units (24 credit points)

OR

  • Pedagogical Knowledge,
    • 2 core units (24 credit points), and
    • 2 elective units (24 credit points)

OR

  • Indigenous Knowledge,
    • 3 core units (36 credit points), and
    • 1 elective unit (12 credit points)

OR

  • Early Childhood Education,
    • 3 core units (36 credit points), and
    • 1 elective unit (12 credit points).

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

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Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol in EDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I
Anti-requisitesEDUC6006 - Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass
Enrolment informationStudents MUST enrol inEDUC6018 - Teachers as Researchers I and EDUC6019 - Teachers as Researchers II in the same academic year.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDUC5010 - Curriculum, Assessment and Technology
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesEDUC1004 - Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesEDUC5004 - Learning and Support Frameworks
Enrolment informationRecommended that Primary and Secondary students complete this unit prior to their final professional placement..
Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Summer Term
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Anti-requisitesEDUC5010 - Curriculum, Assessment and Technology
Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term5
Term5
Gold Coast
Term1,5
Term1,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisites96 Credit points in a Bachelor of Education course OR admission to the 1207286 - Master of Teaching OR 1209001 - Master of Teaching
Anti-requisitesEDUC6003 - Inclusive Teaching
Indigenous Knowledge Option Unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
INDG3001Caring for Country
INDG2005Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
INDG5001Living Knowledge: The Rights of Country
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3,5
N/A
INDG3004Indigenous Australians in Education
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
N/A

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Early Childhood Education Option Unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
Summer Term
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
Term4,5
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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
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Term4
Online
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Enrolment information Students enrol by the date specified by the Professional Experience Team to ensure a placement can be arranged. Students provide evidence of compliance for all placement requirements prior to attending professional placement. Full details are available at: www.scu.edu.au/education/education-profession/professional-experience/


Note 1:

Curriculum and Pedagogy units are only available to students who hold an Australian undergraduate teaching qualification, or equivalent.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Choose one option - Teacher as Researcher or Effective Professional Learning or Pedagogical Knowledge or Indigenous Knowledge or Early Childhood Education.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
Select two (2) Option Units
Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Select two (2) Option Units
Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
Select two (2) Option Units
Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
INDG5001Living Knowledge: The Rights of Country
INDG3004Indigenous Australians in Education
Select one (1) unit from the following:
INDG3001Caring for Country
INDG2005Working with Aboriginal Communities I (Professional Engagement)
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
Select one (1) unit from the following:
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC5001Education and Change: The Lifelong Learner
EDUC5013Inclusive and Special Education: The Responsive Teacher
EDUC6009Education and Indigenous Australians: Ways of Knowing and Being
EDUC6018Teachers as Researchers I
EDUC6019Teachers as Researchers II
TCHR5001Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5003Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education
TCHR5010Theory to Practice: Competency and Capability of Preschoolers
TCHR2003Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood
TCHR5009Theory to practice: Education and Care for Infants and Toddlers
TCHR3001Early Childhood Matters
TCHR6007Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education
TCHR6006Health, Wellbeing and the Environment in Early Childhood Education
TCHR2002Children, Families and Communities
TCHR3004Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood
EDUC3024Education and the Environment: More than Human
EDUC2011Creative Arts Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2012English Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2013Human Society and its Environments: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC2014Mathematics Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2015Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC3013Science and Technology Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy Note 1
EDUC5012Education and Practice: Ways of Teaching and Learning
EDUC5011Education and ICT: Digital Disruptions
EDUC5003Teaching and Learning Literacy and Numeracy in Context
ENGL1004English: Literature, Language and Literacy
EDUC1006Interdisciplinary Studies: Crossing the Line
EDUC5007Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2002PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2006Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC2019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
TCHR2001English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5008Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC5009Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3005PDHPE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3004Science: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6014Music: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3003Mathematics: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3020Technologies and Design: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC3019HSIE: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
TCHR3002English: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6015Visual Arts: Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC6016Performing Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1
EDUC2016Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy I Note 1
EDUC3014Advanced Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy II Note 1

Why Education at SCU

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Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in Teacher Education

(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

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90% of graduates employed within four months of completing their course

(Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

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Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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