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Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching
Federation University Australia - Online

Course outline

The Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching provides the opportunity to upskill in a range of specialist teaching areas.

This program is designed for already qualified teachers who want to increase their skills in specialist teaching areas, those teaching ‘out-of-field’ or teachers looking to gain specialist knowledge in a new discipline area. Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching (TESOL) is available for those without a teaching degree and wanting to embark on a career in TESOL that does not require an initial teacher training degree.

You will choose four specialist subjects within Numeracy, Literacy, STE(A)M, TESOL and Inclusive Education.

This program is delivered online/blended and part-time over 1 year. It is not currently offered full time.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching you may choose to pathway to our Master of Specialist Teaching with full credit.

We encourage you to view our recent webinar to find out more about the course.

Admissions Criteria

Successful completion of an Initial Teacher Education degree with eligibility for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration


Applicant must be 16; Prior study

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.


You will choose four specialist subjects within:
• Numeracy
• Literacy
• Inclusive Education


As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

• Teacher

• Adult education teacher

• Secondary teacher

• Primary teacher

• University educator

• Pedagogical leader in children’s services

• Academic

• Principal

• Leading teacher

• Educator

• Tutor

• Education consultant

Course Code
Start Date
February 2024
July 2024
November 2024
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

Level of Qualification
Graduate Certificate
Study Area
Study Mode
Part time
Course Duration

1 year Part time

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