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Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education)

Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) (GCEE)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Gain the foundational specialist knowledge and skills to work with students with learning difficulties.
  • There is a specific focus on trauma-informed practice, autism, spectrum disorder, differentiation and wellbeing in this Graduate Certificate.
  • Learn to apply the concept of differentiation and critically analyse its place in inclusive education, and discover multilevel strategies for mental health promotion and intervention in educational contexts.
  • For 2021, this degree is Commonwealth supported which means it is offered at a reduced cost. The Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a student’s degree.

Further study

You can take the four units of credit from this qualification and use it as an entry point to the Graduate Diploma of Education (Special and Inclusive Education) or the Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education), which equips graduates with research skills that can be applied to a research project in special education work contexts.

This specialisation does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. You can qualify for teacher registration in Queensland with the Master of Learning and Teaching (Early Years), Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) or Master of Learning and Teaching (Secondary).

Entry requirements

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  • Completion of a 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 1975
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 11280

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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