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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 in 2022, 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 is Commonwealth supported in 2022. Eligible students who study the course in 2022 will pay total student contribution fees of $1992

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.

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. If you are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, and apply to study in 2022, your total student contribution fees will be $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, CQUniversity has 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
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate courses to continually support your professional development and equip you with knowledge of contemporary education practices well into your career.

CQUni's 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. 

Ideal for the education professional, our postgraduate courses in Educational Neuroscience will enhance your expertise and focus on creating and maintaining optimal learning environments that are brain-friendly to maximise learning and wellness. Or if you are looking to widen your skillset and harness the power of positive psychology in the classroom, our courses in Positive Psychology may interest you. Our courses in Educational Leadership are the perfect option if you want to advance your career and pursue educational leadership roles. Our courses in each of these areas are delivered via our hyperflexible, online learning platform Be Different and offer completely self-paced study options - benefit from no term constraints or assessment deadlines.

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 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available 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

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in four units in one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

2022 Fees 

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and is Commonwealth supported in 2022. Job Ready fees quoted on this course page are indicative, and final fees may vary depending upon individual students' selection of elective units.  

About Fees

Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
  • If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

OPTION 1: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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