Highlights

  • Build your capability to support learners who are living with the outcomes of complex trauma.
  • Ideal for teachers in schools or early childhood education and care services, or other professionals.
  • Equips graduates to lead a trauma-aware response in a range of workplace settings.
  • 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

  • Build your capability to support learners who are living with the outcomes of complex trauma.
  • Ideal for teachers in schools or early childhood education and care services, or other professionals.
  • Equips graduates to lead a trauma-aware response in a range of workplace settings.
  • 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).

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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 Graduate Certificate in Education (Trauma-Aware Education) equips graduates to support learners in schools and early childhood settings who are living with the outcomes of complex developmental trauma.

This course is the first of its kind in Australia and is designed to align with a growing national and global movement in trauma-aware education. 

If you are a school or early childhood educator, or other professional, you can deepen your knowledge and skills in trauma-aware education and your capacity to lead a trauma-aware response in a range of work settings.

Learn from the best

Renowned expert and national leader in trauma-aware education, Dr Judith Howard, will lead a passionate and informed teaching team to deliver the specialisation.  

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What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Trauma-aware Education) will equip you to:

  • develop deep understandings of the impact of complex developmental trauma on child and adolescent development and the learner’s experience of education.
  • understand the impact of complex development trauma on types or groups of learners, and what can be done to address this impact.
  • build a toolkit of ideas, resources and capacities to support your leadership in trauma-aware education in your current or future work context.

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 will be able to put their capabilities into practice in many ways, including:

  • School or early childhood practitioners can develop their capacities to lead a trauma-aware education response at their sites.
  • Education leaders in districts, regions, dioceses, or other entities can develop their capacities to lead a systemic response in trauma-aware education. 
  • Other practitioners from support organisations or government agencies can develop their capacity to work from a trauma-aware focus with schools, early childhood services and education systems.

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 (Trauma-Aware Education) you will need to complete all units in the Trauma-Aware Education major. You may only study the Trauma-Aware Education major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Trauma-Aware Education) is only available 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 (Trauma-Aware Education) you will need to complete all units in the Trauma-Aware Education 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
Entry
February
  • 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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Scholarships

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