Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertPrimMathsEd

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1830.1

AQF Level: 8

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 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 - 1809.1 - Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education equips primary teaching graduates with the skills, knowledge and dispositions that will enable them to assume the role of a primary mathematics specialist teacher within the primary school setting. Graduates will develop deep mathematics pedagogical content knowledge, a strong understanding of the importance of research-based enquiry to inform teaching and skills in mentoring and coaching other teachers of mathematics.

The Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education will be delivered through a flexible online mode.

Study Mode
One year part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year primary teaching qualification or

the Master of Teaching (Primary) and a pass grade in units equivalent to units 101580 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1 and 101584 Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. 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.

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 the University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check Student Declaration upon entry.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the units listed below.

Recommended Sequence


Autumn session

102323Leading Mathematics in the Primary School
102324Assessment and Intervention for Mathematics and Numeracy Learning

Spring session

102321Mathematics for Contemporary Learners
102322Addressing Diversity in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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