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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Inclusive Education

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GC560
871310
Online (FF)
1GC560
871310
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UIED01

Award
Graduate Certificate of Inclusive Education
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

The Graduate Certificate of Inclusive Education is designed for graduates with qualifications in relevant fields such as teaching, early childhood or allied health. The course is designed to enhance your working knowledge of inclusive education principles in the classroom.

During the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on and revise your repertoire of practice to support the holistic development and inclusion of all students throughout their education
  • Critically evaluate academic literature to expand and apply in-depth knowledge about policies, pedagogies and practices related to inclusive education
  • Apply methods for fostering collaborative transdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships which support children¿s learning and engagement in early childhood settings, classrooms, schools and communities.
  • Implement decision-making around curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment to maximise learning outcomes for students.

This qualification prepares teachers and other professionals to work with students with special needs in education settings.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This course uses a flexible delivery strategy, which includes face-to-face and/or online learning through lectures, workshops and seminars to support students develop knowledge in inclusive education pedagogies and practice. Students complete two core units that provide the framework for the course. Students then complete an elective in an area of interest. Students will complete a research unit to develop their teacher-researcher skills in a selected area and develop expertise in this chosen area of specialisation.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)
30cp Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.

EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice
EIE502 Promoting Positive Behaviour
EIE503 Research Project in Inclusive Education
 

Specialist Electives
(1 unit)
10cp Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

EST533 Primary Specialisation: Special Education, Language and Literacy
EST535 Society and Education
OCC501 Principles and Processes of Occupational Therapy
OCC503 Humans as Occupational Beings
SLT511 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Language Development and Use

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

 

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 in a standard part-time load. Students enrolling a reduced load should use the table as a guide for planning an individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

2 units per semester (1-year completion)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice CO EIE502 Promoting Positive Behaviour CO
Specialist Elective SE EIE503 Research Project in Inclusive Education CO

1 unit per semester (2-year completion)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice CO EIE502 Promoting Positive Behaviour CO
Year 2
Specialist Elective SE EIE503 Research Project in Inclusive Education CO

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 in a standard part-time load. Students enrolling a reduced load should use the table as a guide for planning an individual program of study.

2 units per semester (1-year completion)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    EIE502 Promoting Positive Behaviour CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice CO    
EIE503 Research Project in Inclusive Education CO    

 1 unit per semester (2-year completion)

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    EIE502 Promoting Positive Behaviour CO
Year 2
EIE501 Inclusive Education, Policies and Practice CO Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
EIE503 Research Project in Inclusive Education CO    

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

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