Graduate Certificate in Religious Education
|Duration||0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
Study the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education to secure full accreditation to teach in an Australian Catholic school. As a graduate of this course, you will meet the eligibility criteria for permanent employment in the sector with a recognised qualification for teaching religious education.
The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education develops the professional knowledge, practice and identity of teachers as educators in religion and religious practices and as significant partners of Christian faith communities in Catholic schools.
Taught by content experts from the Rockhampton Diocese of Catholic Education, the course has broad applicability for current or aspiring teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge of Christian belief systems and rituals for the purpose of teaching in religiously affiliated schools.
Units in this course have a practical focus with strong relevance to the professional roles of teachers in Catholic schools in Australia.
- Authentic Learning Experiences
- Commonwealth Supported
- Flexible Online Study
- Industry Relevant
- Part-time Study
As a graduate of the course, you are eligible for accreditation to teach religion in a Catholic school which is a condition for permanent employment within the sector. The award has general applicability for employment in schools affiliated with Christian religious traditions. Completion of the course creates opportunities for articulation into Masters courses to pursue particular research interests.
Structure & Availability
You are required to complete four core units. The units in this course satisfy the requirements of the Catholic Education system in the Diocese of Rockhampton for full accreditation to teach in Catholic schools. Recognition of accreditation applies in all Australian Diocese of Catholic Education.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Prospective students must have successfully completed an accredited initial teacher education course offered by an Australian university or an initial teacher education course recognised for the purposes of eligibility for teacher registration in an Australian state or territory.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$2,060|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$11,142|
2024 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$2,220|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$11,814|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth supported places
With Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for this course, you may be eligible for significant fee savings. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees. Find out more about CSP eligibility criteria.
Government assistance and HELP loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
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