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Graduate Certificate of Education (GCEF)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

  • 0.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • -

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Expertise. Choice. Flexibility

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio.

Enhance your qualifications

Depending on their specialisation, graduates will have career opportunities to work as professionals in education; training and development; career development; educational leadership; digital learning; adult, professional and workplace learning; and tertiary education.

Workplace learning

Many of the courses offered provide you with opportunities to address real issues through independent work in an approved workplace professional development activity. You can see the results of your studies in your workplace immediately.

Pathway to further study

The postgraduate certificate is a great place to start and you can continue on to obtain your Masters degree with either the Master of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or the Master of Education (Full-fee paying) depending on which courses you studied.

A pathway exists all the way to doctoral studies, either the Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy.

Your study options

Student-Led Pathway

Students also have the to option to enrol in any 4 courses, regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

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