Graduate Certificate in Education Studies

This qualification is designed for professionals ready to undertake postgraduate study. The Graduate Certificate in Education Studies is a postgraduate qualification nested within the Master of Education Studies.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Education Studies focuses on subjects that explore teaching and learning in local and global contexts, the purpose of education, feedback, assessment and reporting, and the examination of how children and young people’s learning can be supported in diverse learning settings.

  • Administration officer
  • Education officer
  • Educator

Successful completion of this program enhances professional standing in the education community. The program is recognised as a valuable contribution to the on-going professional development of educators in a wide range of sectors, including in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary contexts. Graduates of this program can exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Education Studies or enrol in the second semester of the Graduate Diploma of Education Studies or Master of Education Studies.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

EDMED7076, 15 credit points
EDMST6011, 15 credit points
EDMST6014, 15 credit points
EDMST6030, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

3 year Diploma of Education, 3 year Bachelor of Education Studies, or a non-cognate Bachelor Degree can now enter either the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies (TX4), the Graduate Diploma of Education Studies (TY4) or the Master of Education (TM9) programs at the first year.

Extra Requirements

There are no extra requirements for entry into this program.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TX4

CRICOS code: 0100899

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$1,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021

This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full time study.

The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This program is not an accredited teaching qualification.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Clarence Green