Graduate Certificate of Education


Why enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Education?

The Graduate Certificate of Education (GradCertEd) promotes the emergence of educational leaders across the independent, Catholic and public school systems. The College seeks to train leaders who exemplify professional excellence, address the needs in their school community and incorporate Christian perspectives into their personal and professional lives. Instruction takes place in a supportive environment that fosters intellectual inquiry, equips for professional practice and encourages servant leadership.

The program allows for specialisation in Educational Studies, Educational Research or Educational Leadership and Management. The College anticipates that the GradCertEd program will be a catalyst for building capacity within each teacher's school, stimulating new research that will lead to school improvement, and cultivating a "learning community" for both students and staff.


Course Structure

The GradCertEd is a 6-month program. The course comprises four units (one core and three electives), each worth 3 credit points, for a total of 12 credit points.

Core Education Subjects (1 unit)

Educational Studies Elective Subjects 

Leadership and Management Elective Subjects 

Educational Research Elective Subjects 


Master of Education Pathway

The GradCertEd is a nested qualification within the Sheridan College Master of Education (MEd). Students who complete the GradCertEd graduation requirements receive full credit for the first six (6) months of the MEd program.


The Graduate Certificate of Education is available to both domestic students and international students (CRICOS Code: 094942J).


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