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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

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Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience

  • Graduate Certificate

Ideal for those who are involved in education whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist or social worker - convert your interest in cutting edge neuroscientific evidence to immediately inform and improve practice in brain-friendly ways.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 3 years part-time
Course Code
CM11
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Ideal for those who are involved in education whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist or social worker - convert your interest in cutting edge neuroscientific evidence to immediately inform and improve practice in brain-friendly ways.

Throughout your studies, you will discover the importance of neuroscience in education and develop contemporary insights into the brain that will enhance your ability to optimise student learning experiences that will improve both their achievements and wellness - and yours.

You will learn about the brain's neuroplasticity and how to use that to improve learning and memory through brain-friendly strategies and neuroeducation. Using a growth mindset, you will learn about neuromyths, neuroleadership strategies to lead teams, and research in educational neuroscience, that will greatly enhance your professional practice. Educational Neuroscience is fundamental in our new and emerging landscape in education requiring brain-based strategies that really work.

As you study this course, you will also be able to immediately apply what you have learned to your workplace making it an excellent option for professional development with both short and long term outcomes for learners.

In addition, this course is offered by flexible online delivery via our Be Different platform, where you set your own pace, and units that have been designed to be broken into smaller professional development modules of 10 to 50-hours each, so you'll find that this course truly fits around your life.

The flexible course structure allows you to pathway into the Master of Educational Neuroscience with credit for four units.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:
  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree or higher equivalent qualification; OR
  • A completed and recognised AQF comparable Diploma level qualification with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others; OR
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others.

Applicants who hold relevant qualifications with extensive employment experience in an educational setting will be referred to the Head of Course for consideration of admission.

Employment experience must be shown n a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46: or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.



Security Requirements

Not applicable. Health Requirements

Not applicable. Assumed Knowledge

This is a hyperflexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support the self-paced study by students.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

This course provides professional development for teachers, clinicians, academics and other professionals who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices. Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration. For other professionals, it may contribute to industry update requirements and significantly enhance professional practice.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
88.6%
Overall satisfaction
88.6%
Skill scale
87.3%
Teaching scale
94.4%
Employed full-time
$105k
Average salary