The Graduate Certificate in Education (Assessment and Evaluation) focuses on current issues in assessment and evaluation, and on supporting the development of quality assessment and evaluation at the individual, school and system levels. You will examine theory and practice through a range of courses covering assessment, measurement, testing, assessment for learning, educational program evaluation, educational policy and research methodologies.

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Why choose this degree?

You will choose this degree if you’re wanting to develop your knowledge of the context, purpose and role of assessment and evaluation in education.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is for qualified teachers and other educational professionals wanting to explore, critique and contribute to the study of evaluation methods, testing and measurement in education. It does not provide a qualification in pre-service education.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Teaching
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching
  • Vocational and Workplace Teaching
  • Tertiary Teaching

Entry requirements

Students must meet the following selection requirements for entry to the Graduate Certificate of Education and the Master of Education:

*A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching) OR

*A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW An applicant who submits evidence of other equivalent academic and professional qualifications may be permitted to enrol in the degree.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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