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Graduate Certificate of Education Specialisation Career Development

Graduate Certificate of Education Specialisation Career Development (GCEF)

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

Overview

  • USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) is ideal if you work in teaching, counselling, training, employment or community development roles and support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organisations.
  • Develop your expertise as a practitioner by focusing on the big picture issues in career development, including policy, employability and learning.
  • 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).

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) will qualify you to apply for:

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) addresses core and selected specialist competencies from the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners, and it has been officially endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia as a qualification for the status of professional career development practitioner under the Professional Standards.

Career outcomes

  • Career opportunities exist in an array of work environments from schools, TAFEs and universities to government agencies and industry. Roles can include career development practitioner, career educator, career counsellor, work-integrated learning coordinator or employment counsellor.

Entry requirements

  • 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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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
4 x specialisation 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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 13440
On-campus

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

AUD 13440

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.

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.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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