Education

Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)

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What is a Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)?

A Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education) offers you the specialist knowledge, experience and skills required to create supportive learning environments and improve the inclusion of students with a range of additional learning needs. This course is valuable to teachers and other professionals looking to expand their expertise into special education.
This course highlights the diversity of learning differences, which provides you with advanced knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with a range of learning differences and inclusion practices. In addition, the Graduate Certificate addresses challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in educational practice. Upon completion, you can progress to further postgraduate studies in related fields of education, or advance your career in advisory roles specific to inclusion, differentiation and learning difference practices, in addition to being involved in resource teams in schools.

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Learning outcomes

  • Explore the latest theory behind how we approach learning differences.
  • Design and evaluate effective inclusive learning environments.
  • Apply a person-first perspective in finding solutions to learning challenges.
  • Develop specialist knowledge of allied health, carer support and collaboration.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Brisbane, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 trimesters full time, 3 or 4 trimesters part time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

You will develop skills necessary in creating inclusive educational environments suitable for a diverse range of learning audiences. You will find opportunities in a variety of fields including schools, TAFEs and universities, disability support roles, positions in consultancy and work as a teacher aide.

Potential career paths

  • Education Consultant
    Average salary: $84,375 - $127,193
  • Disability Support Manager
    Average salary: $81,596 - $128,133
  • Special Education Teacher
    Average salary: $79,353 - $113,252
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Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These three core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.
  • Learning Differences | LDF402
  • Inclusive Classroom Practice | ICP601
  • Dyslexia | DYX403

Requirements

Choose one elective subject below.
  • Innovation for Education | IED402
  • Design Thinking for Education | DTE401
  • Technology and Education | TED403
  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Managing People and Teams | MGMT6009
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGMT6000

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options. For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about education, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of education scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the education industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australia University.

OR

An equivalent overseas higher education qualification.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

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