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Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Graduates can gain accreditation to teach in a Catholic primary school or to teach RE in a secondary school, through this course.

The course features content firmly linked to everyday work practices in contemporary classrooms. Through the course, students will gain critical skills in order to teach an effective religious education curriculum in your local context and to meet the unique challenges of a pluralistic society. Students in this course also have a range of practical elective subjects to choose from including Religion and Young People in Australia and Abroad and Advanced Studies for Religious Education in the 21st Century.

Graduates may find employment or promotion in the Catholic education sector, and will fulfil required accreditation standards to teach religious education through the completion of this course.

Course Length

0.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent, amounting to 40 credit points.

Course Structure Course Structure - Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Admission Requirements

  • A four year, undergraduate degree in education or an undergraduate degree in an area other than education and a recognised teaching qualification.
  • English-language proficiency.

Entry Pathways

  • Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in education from an approved tertiary will be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Religious Education.
  • Students who have completed prior studies in the areas of religious education or theology may be eligible for credit.
  • If these studies were at the same AQF level as this course, credit will be considered according to the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning policy.
Career Pathway Click here for information on Religious Education accreditation

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Up to 20 units of credit are available in this course in accordance with the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
  • No RPL is available in this course. 
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