What will I learn?

The education sector’s grappling with myriad big-picture issues of critical importance. How should we educate our children to help them thrive in a constantly shifting future? How can teachers inspire students to one day tackle challenges like climate change and food insecurity, without sowing seeds of anxiety?

Our Graduate Certificate in Education equips you to find and implement answers.

What will you do?

Conducted over six months full-time, the program is designed for education and training professionals seeking to develop advanced knowledge and skills in key areas. It’s also ideal for Bachelor of Education graduates seeking deeper insight.

You’ll complete four core courses (12 units worth of study) in one of six highly relevant areas of specialisation:

Educational Leadership and Innovation

Study leadership and management theory in depth and consider how it can be applied to lead positive and sustainable educational change.


Examine evidence-based approaches to whole-community wellbeing and explore the link between social and emotional health and engaged learning.

Entrepreneurship Education

Explore the rise of ‘21st century skills’-such as entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking-and their impact in education, schools and education systems.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Investigate the issues and opportunities surrounding STEM education, and consider how to get more young minds engaged in it.

English Language Teaching (ELT/TESOL)

Learn the latest research-based strategies for effective English language teaching in culturally diverse settings.


Strengthen your educational research skills and understanding, and lay the foundations for your own pioneering explorations.

Where could it take you?

You could develop initiatives to improve teacher wellbeing within educational communities. You might explore ways to reduce the incidence of cyber-bullying among student cohorts. Perhaps you’ll head overseas to inspire more women to address the world’s grand challenges through engineering and machine learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to enhance your leadership credentials still further through our Master of Education.

Career Readiness

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Education provides advanced career options: for trainers across various industries (e.g. police, nursing or business); to teach in higher education including the TAFE and university sectors, or take on roles as education consultants. It also enables teachers to enhance their existing qualifications.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Degree Structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, you need to pass courses listed in the Master of Education to the value of 12 units.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$18,500.00 (US$ 12,982) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), you need to meet one of the following requirement options: OPTION 1: A completed bachelor's degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5, that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year sequence in psychology. AND A minimum grade average of 65% in Level 2 and Level 3 psychology courses taken as part of that degree. OPTION 2: Completed an APAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Psychology with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.

For international students

Bachelor degree or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)

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