Highlights

  • Strengthen your understanding of First Nations education
  • Design learning experiences that embed First Nations perspectives
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Strengthen your understanding of First Nations education
  • Design learning experiences that embed First Nations perspectives
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

The First Nations Education Practice major is designed to help teachers, educators and education practitioners strengthen and contextualise your knowledge and understanding of First Nations perspectives and how to respectfully bring these into education practice.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Education course is flexible and innovative and can be custom designed to your needs. Our world-class academics are leaders in their fields who will engage you in deep professional learning and reflection to expand your knowledge and skills. 

The First Nations Education Practice Specialisation is designed to help teachers, educators and education practitioners strengthen and contextualise your knowledge and understanding of First Nations perspectives and how to respectfully bring these into education practice.

The First Nations Education Practice Specialisation is not recommended for international students.

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What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Education (First Nations Education Practice) enables teachers and educators to learn about First Nations perspectives and education and to design localised learning experiences for their own teaching contexts. This course investigates the nuances of curriculum, the strengths of pedagogical approaches and strategies for collaborative practice to assist educators to develop purposeful and responsive learning experiences centred around First Nations perspectives. You will:

  • position your own practice in the trajectory of First Nations education and policy
  • review the research literature relating to First Nations pedagogy to devise teaching strategies appropriate to your context and practice
  • interrogate the way curriculum and First Nations perspectives and knowledges interact, to distil practice protocols appropriate to your context
  • be supported to design and critically analyse a learning sequence incorporating First Nations pedagogy and perspectives.

Flexible delivery

You may study this course part time. If you choose a selection of option units you can choose to study full-time or part-time. 
You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of this course will be equipped to enhance the learning of all their students, confidently meet First Nations education APST requirements and become leaders in collaborative First Nations education practice. Graduates can contribute to broader policy and community initiatives to progress positive outcomes for First Nations peoples. You’ll be ready to design learning experiences that embed First Nations perspectives in curriculum and through pedagogy.

Course articulation

You have the option to keep learning and build towards a Master of Education.

Details and units

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (First Nations Education Practice) you will need to complete all units in the First Nations Education Practice major. You may only study the First Nations Education Practice major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (First Nations Education Practice) is only available, though not recommended, to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. This course is available 1 year part-time. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (First Nations Education Practice) you will need to complete all units in the First Nations Education Practice major.

International students studying on a student visa may only study full time. If that's you, you will need to refer to Graduate Certificate in Education - Choice of Units to create a full-time course structure.

Requirements

Course code
EU60
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
Duration
1 years part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • a recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a recognised diploma in a relevant discipline with at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in a relevant area; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in the relevant field.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $2,000 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $14,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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