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Graduate Certificate in Religious Education - CV76

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.

With fee savings of more than 80% available to eligible students, now is the perfect time to upskill and advance your career. This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and offers Commonwealth supported places. This means that you may be eligible to pay a reduced student contribution fee.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

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.

Job Ready Fee Savings - Qualification for $1992

Take advantage of the Government's Job Ready subsidies and receive a discount on full fees in the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. With Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible students, you can enjoy fee savings of more than 80% – the indicative total student contribution for this course starts from $1992.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
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.

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
A pioneer in online study, we have more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country. We understand the demands of juggling study with work, family and everyday life, and are committed to delivering exceptional virtual experiences that allow you to study when and how it suits you. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We offer a range of postgraduate courses to continually support your professional development and equip you with knowledge of contemporary education practices well into your career.

In addition to this course, our Diploma of Secondary School Teaching is designed specifically for registered teachers to qualify in a new teaching area or improve knowledge in a current teaching area. For primary school teachers, the Diploma of Secondary Teaching also allows you to transition to secondary school. 

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Our Graduate Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education will prepare you for effective teaching and student learning in adult education. The course covers topics in tertiary education and offers choice of higher education and vocational education elective streams.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply 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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

No information available at this time.

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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$10,812.00
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee $1,992.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load. Your actual 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

Job-ready short course

This course is funded by the Australian Government’s Job Ready Graduate Package, meaning if eligible, you may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and benefit from significant fee savings. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance 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. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students in paying their student contributions. If eligible, you can choose to defer paying all or part of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, or vaccinations. Other study costs

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Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

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