Course

Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching and Bilingualism (Birth - 12 Years)

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertLangTeach&Bi


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1849.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 095725K


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 Autumn 2018 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching and Bilingualism (Birth – 12 Years) provides a specialist qualification for teachers, early childhood educators and paraprofessionals working with bilingual and multilingual children in prior to school and primary school settings in Australia and internationally. Although this is not a teaching qualification, students will develop expertise in the discipline and pedagogical knowledge necessary to support young learners in developing their linguistic capabilities in their home language. The course includes a placement in an educational setting with bi/multilingual learners.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Assoc Prof Susanne GannonEnquirieseducation@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed

  • an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline with a sub-major or major in a language other than English Or
  • an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline completed in a language other than English Or
  • a diploma, or higher, in any discipline AND have native or near native proficiency in a language other than English with evidence of formal study such as Australia Year 12 language study or equivalent.

If documentation is not available supporting completion of formal study in a language other than English, applicants will be required to prove their level of proficiency with the School of Education via the completion of a 5 minute telephone interview where the applicant will be required to converse at a proficient level in the language other than English.

Additional Information for Applicants

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/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

International applicants who are non-student visa holders, and are in a permissible visa category, must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students who did not complete their undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English Language proficiency requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subtest
  • TOEFL - 575 (minimum 4.5 in TWE)
  • TOEFL computer based test - 232 (minimum 4.5 in essay writing)
  • TOEFL Internet based test - 89 (writing = 21 and all subtests = 18)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - (CAE)
  • Grade = B

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
Students will need to complete a Working with Children Check, ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training and Child Protection Awareness Training. These are special requirements for the Professional Practice: Language Teaching unit.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Full-time

Semester 1

102525Bilingualism and Education
102514Pedagogies for Languages Teaching
102515Professional Practice: Languages Teaching

Part-time

Semester 1

102525Bilingualism and Education
102514Pedagogies for Languages Teaching

Semester 2

102515Professional Practice: Languages Teaching


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