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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

  • Graduate Certificate

Strengthen your leadership expertise and get a professional advantage in your chosen area of education.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5448, 061819G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$15,152 per year / $15,152 total

About this course

This program is suitable for practising teachers, administrators and other educational professionals, as well as professionals in other areas wishing to gain expertise in education. It can be completed in six months full-time - and most fields of study can be completed part-time in one year.

Specialise in one of seven fields of study: Behaviour Management; Curriculum; Guidance, Counselling and Careers; Leadership; Psychology Education; Science of Learning or Supporting Diverse Learners. Depending on your area of specialisation you can choose to complete all aspects of a practicum that focuses on advanced research and teaching interests.

Some pathways offer specific qualifications, while others offer significant professional advantage to educators interested in career advancement or broadening their career options.

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available for Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and New Zealand citizens.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Strengthen your leadership expertise in educational practice, policy and theory.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skills required for specialised fields of work.
  • Gain qualifications that enhance career advancement and options.
  • Improve your research skills by engaging in an extended research-based project.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Behaviour management counsellor
  • Special needs teacher
  • Curriculum planner
  • School curriculum adviser
  • Career development practitioner
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Educational administrator
  • Multicultural teacher
  • School principal