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Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation)

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertEd(CrSpec)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1846.2

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2019 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - 2018 - please refer to: 1846.1 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation)

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation) provides a pathway for qualified secondary teachers to expand the number of teaching areas for which they are eligible to teach. Applicants to this course can be either currently working in secondary schools or seeking employment in secondary schools. This course comprises two curriculum units that cover NSW syllabus requirements for Years 7-10 and Years 11-12. In addition, students will undertake one in-school professional experience block and one fully-online leadership unit. Applicants must have a minimum of four undergraduate pre-requisite units as required by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for the area of study the applicant is intending to teach. Academic course advice should be sought.

Study Mode
One year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kay CarrollEnquirieseducation@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

To be eligible to enrol in this course, students must have a secondary teaching qualification and a minimum of four undergraduate units as required by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for the area of study the applicant is intending to teach. Students are advised to seek academic course advice as to this.

If applicants require additional undergraduate units to meet the area of study, these may be completed as non-award study at Western Sydney University or any other University.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
An Australian university qualification in Secondary Teaching recognised by NESA, a Working with Children Check, Child Protection Awareness Training, and ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points, comprising 20 credit point of core units plus 20 credit point of alternate units, as per the recommended sequence below.

Core units, 20 credit point

All students are required to complete the two units below:

102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102792Professional Experience 1

Alternate units, 20 credit points

Students are required to select one of the following unit combinations, based on desired specialisation, and are advised to seek academic course advice:

Option A

102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102087Secondary Curriculum 1A

Option B

102091Secondary Curriculum 2B
102088Secondary Curriculum 1B

Option C

102092Secondary Curriculum 2C
102089Secondary Curriculum 1C

Recommended Sequence

Start-year intake

Autumn session

Two of the following units from Option A, B or C above, as follows.

Choose one of

102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

And the second unit from Option A, B or C as selected above for Autumn

102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102089Secondary Curriculum 1C

Spring session

102792Professional Experience 1
102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership

Mid-year intake

Spring session

Two of the following units from Option A, B or C above, as follows.

Choose one of

102087Secondary Curriculum 1A
102088Secondary Curriculum 1B
102089Secondary Curriculum 1C

And the second unit from Option A, B or C as selected above for Spring

102090Secondary Curriculum 2A
102091Secondary Curriculum 2B
102092Secondary Curriculum 2C

Autumn session

102098Contemporary Teacher Leadership
102792Professional Experience 1

Equivalent Core Units

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2020 or earlier.

102093 - Secondary Professional Practice 1



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