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Graduate Certificate of Education Research

  • Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate of Education Research provides a grounding in education research theories, methodologies, design, ethics and conduct for those who have gained an Education related qualification, or a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline PLUS three years relevant work experience but...

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
E590
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Education Research provides a grounding in education research theories, methodologies, design, ethics and conduct for those who have gained an Education related qualification, or a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline PLUS three years relevant work experience but are ineligible for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Participants design and conduct a guided research project and develop a Research Paper.

Graduates will develop knowledge and skills in:

  • identification of an issue in education and design of a related research study
  • evaluation of research in education through understanding a range of research theories and methodologies
  • conduct of a guided education research project
  • engagement with a community of education researchers through knowledge exchange
  • creation of shareable products that adhere to the conventions of research including a research paper that reports on the project

Entry requirements

Attainment of a Bachelor degree or higher in the field of Education;

OR

Attainment of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline PLUS three years relevant work experience.

Selection Criteria

If undergraduate degree has been attained within last 10 years with a WAM or equivalent of 70% or above (submission of transcript required).

If undergraduate degree has been attained within last 10 years with a WAM or equivalent of less than 70% (submission of transcript and personal statement* required)

If undergraduate degree has been attained more than 10 years ago (submission of transcript and personal statement* required)

*Personal statement for the GCEdRes should include i) name; ii) highest qualification and year attained; and in less than 500 words address: iii) potential area of research interest; and iv) a statement addressing any of the following categories:

  • Use of research/data in the context of working within the teaching profession or relevant professional experience
  • Engagement in research in the field of education (e.g. leading a reading research group; conducting action research)
  • Evidence of professional writing capacity
  • Leadership experience in education and training that links to research activity (e.g. leading or managing change in organisation systematically; strategically leading or managing reflective practice of staff in an organisation/ organisational unit)

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

The Graduate Certificate of Education Research supports development of research projects and research capacities required for contemporary leadership in education. For those who achieve 70+ on their Research Paper, it also provides a pathway into a PhD at Deakin University.

For more information go to DeakinTALENT

Course structure

Students must complete 4 credit points of core units and

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Deakin University.
81.6%
Overall satisfaction
73.6%
Skill scale
71.8%
Teaching scale
87.5%
Employed full-time
$78k
Average salary