Graduate Certificate in Christian Education
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Education is a two-semester course which 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.
|QTAC Code||Direct Entry to CHC|
|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|
|Starting Semesters||1 & 2|
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.
|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|
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ED42)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Unit Summary||Sample Unit Outline|
|ED601 Applying Worldview Studies to Christian Education||Download|
|ED602 Philosophical Perspectives on Education||Download|
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|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|