Graduate Certificate in Education Studies

University of New England (UNE)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This course is designed for professionals to study in depth a range of areas related to education. Participants may choose from a range of units from different areas or specialise in the area of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (also known as Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)) . Some units are related to the school curriculum. However, these units are not intended for the purposes of teacher preparation in any particular method. The course articulates with the Master of Education

Designed for

Practising educators who do not have a specialist qualification


To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points at 400 or 500-level with not less than 18 credit points at 400-level and not more than 6 credit points at 500-level.


  • Careers and transition education
  • Education
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

Standard entry requirements

  • A candidate shall:(a) hold a three-year or four-year pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution (AQF Level 7)
  • Or(b) hold an (AQF Level 7) Bachelor degree and a one or two year pre-service teaching qualification (AQF level 7, 8, 9) of a recognised University or tertiary institution
  • Or(c) hold a bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a relevant discipline* and have at least one year full-time (or equivalent) work experience** (TESOL specialisation only)
  • And


The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has endorsed the program with the Careers and Transition Education specialisation as meeting the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners. This specialisation is recognised and endorsed by the NSW Department of Education as an approved post-graduate program designed to prepare teachers for employment as a careers advisor.

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies. The Graduate Certificate in Education Studies articulates with the Master of Education.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $13,440 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $13,440 Yes
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

CSP quotas apply

Further information

The TESOL specialisation may require professional experience working with children in an educational setting, which has additional requirements to be met.

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