Course Details

Course Code ED42
Level Postgraduate
QTAC Code Direct Entry to CHC
Duration 1P
Entry Requirements Completion of 4-year initial teacher education award, or 3-year undergraduate award and 1-year postgraduate initial teacher education award, or 3-year initial teacher education award and 1 year (FTE) of relevant teaching experience; English language proficiency requirements apply
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Mode External Studies
Credit Points 40
Starting Semesters 1 & 2
Overseas Students Unavailable

General Information

The Graduate Certificate in Christian Education is a one-semester course (full time equivalent). It is available on part time basis only.

The course is designed to provide professional development to qualified and experienced Christian teachers. It is aimed particularly at teachers who want to undertake studies which will assist them to develop Christian perspectives and professional education practices. It emphasises critical reflection upon the role and tasks of the Christian professional teacher, and the mission, philosophy and practices of Christian schooling, and becoming equipped to translate this reflection into practice.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Christian Education is four years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Christian Education may articulate into the Master of Education.

Students who are enrolled in the Master of Education may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Christian Education, subject to the completion of course requirements.

Course Accreditations

The Graduate Certificate in Education is:

  • accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • approved for FEE-HELP (personal eligibility requirements apply).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.

Examination Minimum result
IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all subtests
ISLPR Not accepted by CHC
TOEFL 575 or better (pBT – paper-based); 90 or better with no subscore lower than 20 (iBT – internet-based)
STAT 156 or higher in the Verbal component

Course Structure


CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School Administration Office at

Students undertake a total of 40 credit points of core units and elective units, where each unit carries a weighting of 10 credit points. Students able to enrol in a maximum of 20 credit points, or two units, per semester.

In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

Core units


Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
ED601 Applying Worldview Studies to Christian Education Download
ED602 Philosophical Perspectives on Education Download


Elective units


Unit Summary Sample Unit Outline
ED600 Theological Reflections on Education Download
ED611 Leadership and Change Management Download
ED614 DEveloping Leadership Capacity Download
ED615 Cultivating Sustainable Christian School Cultures Download
ED620 Enhancing the Spiritual Formation of Teachers Download
ED621 The Spiritual Development of Learners Download
ED622 Critical Engagements for Teaching Christianly Download
ED641 Cross-Curricular Literacies in Schools Download
ED644 Approaches to Assessment Download
ED645 Effective Pedagogical Practices within ICT Download
ED646 Curriculum in Action Download
ED651 Improving Learning Praxis Download
ED652 Personal Pedagogy as a Living Curriculum Download
ED653 Mentoring Learner Teachers Downlad
ED654 Issues in Learning Download
ED655 Delivering Higher Education Programs Download
ED656 Teacher Career Cycle and Professional Growth Download
ED657 Returning to Teaching Download