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Graduate Certificate in Primary STEM Education

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertPrimSTEMEd

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1887.1

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 2021 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 to 2020 - please refer to: 1845.1 Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Education

The Graduate Certificate in Primary STEM Education will equip teaching graduates with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to develop expertise as a teacher within the primary school setting. Teachers will develop science and STEM pedagogical content knowledge, practical knowledge for helping students work scientifically and technologically, and strong understanding of the importance of research-based enquiry to inform their teaching. Additionally, the Graduate Certificate will develop teachers’ skills in developing integrated STEM learning experiences for students. The course is suitable for Primary and lower Secondary teachers.

Study Mode
One year part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an accredited teaching qualification.

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.

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 must satisfactorily complete the Working with Children Check Student Declaration upon entry.

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence

Autumn session

102485Science for Contemporary Learners
102511STEM Pedagogies in Practice

Spring session

102512Researching STEM Education for Future Leadership
102488Assessment and Intervention for Science Learning

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