Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

6 months
17435 AUD/full
10005 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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If you are a practising teacher or educator with a passion for learning and desire to develop an advanced understanding of a variety of broad issues then the Education program at the University of Newcastle is the program for you. 


This program will enhance your existing skills as an education professional, see you connect with the latest developments and research in the field, and move beyond the classroom to explore system-level issues and challenges. Upon graduation you will be positioned as an educational leader.

Career opportunities

The Education program at the University of Newcastle prepares you with the skills and knowledge to build on your current teaching experience and pursue a career in educational leadership. You’ll graduate ready to apply your in-depth knowledge of teaching practices in the professional environment and can embark on some of the following career pathways:

  • higher education teacher within TAFEs and university sectors
  • education consultant within TAFEs, universities or schools
  • leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems

You can also take your postgraduate qualification to the next level, opening up further career opportunities with the Master of Education at the University of Newcastle.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Power and Pedagogy    
  • Educational Leadership and ICT    
  • Digitally Supported Learning    
  • English for Special Purposes  
  • Intermediate Curriculum Design    
  • Sociocultural Context for ESL/EFL Teaching    
  • Education and International Development: Global Perspectives    
  • Leading and Managing Educational Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


40 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Newcastle and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096749E

The Graduate Certificate in Education is a 40-unit postgraduate qualification, with admission available for qualified teachers who have one of the following qualifications or equivalent:

  • Bachelor Honours Degree; or
  • Bachelor Degree; or
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus two years' relevant work experience; or
  • At least five years’ demonstrable relevant work experience.
  • Relevant fields and applicable work experience includes education, teaching, training, tutoring, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17435 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17435 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    10005 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10005 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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