Are you a working teacher looking to update or add to your qualifications? The Graduate Certificate in Teaching is recognised as an additional teaching qualification in schools around Australia. It is a flexible but intensive course which includes 25 days of school-based advanced professional practice. You will gain a solid base for further study at the Master level. As this degree is designed for working teachers, you can undertake it part-time. To complete a Graduate Teaching Certificate, you must have relevant studies in the teaching specialisation you wish to enrol in. You must also be teaching at a school that will allow you to undertake advanced professional practice, as we do not find suitable schools for this placement.

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Why choose this degree?

Completing this degree will give you accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES); you will be prepared for employment with the Department of Education and Training, independent schools and other organisations.

Who should choose this degree?

Practising secondary teachers wanting to update or add an additional teaching area to their formal pre-service qualifications will benefit from this degree.

Degree Structure

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Career Opportunities

From the first semester, the theoretical concepts you learn in your courses are applied directly to the classroom. Through this program you will be provided with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to walk into your first day of teaching with the confidence of a seasoned teacher.

Entry requirements

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


A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.


At least four semester length units of approved disciplinary studies in the relevant teaching area. You must be teaching to gain admission to the program

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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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