Education Studies - D4001

Education Studies

Graduate certificate

This course is designed to orient students to the field of education at a postgraduate level. It is suited to students who have a first qualification in a discipline other than education. It is also a pathway for students who do not yet meet the entry requirements for the Master of Education.

Please note: this course does not provide a recognised initial teaching qualification. Students seeking an initial teaching qualification should refer to the Master of Teaching course.

It provides you with an understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in education and of educational contexts and systems, locally and globally. It develops knowledge and understanding of major theoretical and professional debates in specialist areas within the field of education and locates these within contemporary research. Through your studies, you will:

  • acquire knowledge of foundational concepts and traditions in education
  • develop understanding of recent issues and debates across policy and practice
  • apply critical perspectives on substantive and contemporary issues and ideas
  • demonstrate analytical skills in evaluating, synthesising and communicating academic concepts
  • build confidence in academic practice at an advanced level.

Completion of this course positions students to pursue education-related careers and/or further study in education. Credit will be granted for equivalent units in the Master of Education (D6002).

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • Multi-modal at Singapore: Part time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification
Graduate Certificate of Education Studies
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification with a pass (50%) average. Alternatively, applicants with 5 years of relevant full-time informal learning, with a recommendation letter or reference from an employer, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for Semester one, 2021 will open on 1 August, 2020. Applications will close on 22 January, 2021.

Apply directly to Monash using course code D4001

Apply

Semester two (July)

Applications for Semester two (July), 2020 are currently open. Applications will close on Friday 26 June, 2020.

Apply directly to Monash using course code D4001

Apply

Closing date

Applications for semester two close 26 June 2020.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.

A$12,150

The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$24,300

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.