Graduate Certificate of Science (Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 4 units
- 0.5 year/s or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Acquire scientific skills
Are you a bachelor degree graduate looking to acquire scientific skills to apply in the classroom? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching) is a qualification aimed at broadening your knowledge, allowing you to gain skills relevant to your career.
Progress your career
This qualification is also an ideal choice for teachers and other professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and those of you wishing to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Science.
Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include: Agricultural, Applied Climate Science, Applied Data Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, General, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology in Schools, Wine Science.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4760|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 13440|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
To apply for this degree:
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.