Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education

School of Education

This program provides students the opportunity to investigate the principles and practices associated with either the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP 3-12yrs) or the Diploma Programme (DP 16-19yrs). Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be able to apply to the IB for the IB certificate in teaching and learning in either IB PYP or IB DP, which are internationally recognised and develop globally minded teachers.

  • Why study this program?

    For over 40 years International Baccalaureate has offered professional development for aspiring leaders of IB Education. The IB educator certifications are internationally recognised and have a global reputation for their high academic standards and the goal of developing future citizens who will create a better and more peaceful world. Through studies in International Baccalaureate Education you will be able to:

    Boost your employability globally: IB schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide in over 100 countries. Through the IB programme, you can help to prepare students for living and working in a complex, highly interconnected world.

    Access high-quality professional development resources: Gain access to a high-quality education that will help you develop your IB knowledge and understanding, and have full access to the IB Programme Resource Centre.

  • Program summary

    Students will undertake four courses including:

    • Two compulsory courses
      • EDUC6046 Introduction to the International Baccalaureate
      • EDUC6047 Applied Pedagogy
    • Two courses from either specialisation
      • Primary Years Programme
        • EDUC6050 Assessment in the Primary Years Programme
        • EDUC6051 Curriculum in the Primary Years Programme
      • Diploma Years Programme
        • EDUC6048 Assessment in the Diploma Programme
        • EDUC6049 Curriculum in the Diploma Programme

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Program schedule

    The program will be delivered in intensives of two-week blocks. The dates are:

    Study Period
    Course no.Course nameStart date
    Summer TermEDUC6046Introduction to International Baccalaureate EducationJanuary school holidays
    10th – 21st January
    Study Period 1EDUC6047Applied PedagogyApril school holidays
    11th – 22nd April
    Winter TermEDUC6050
    Assessment in the Primary Years Program OR
    Assessment in the Diploma Program
    July school holidays
    4th – 15th July
    Study Period 2EDUC6051
    Curriculum in the Primary Years Program OR
    Curriculum in the Diploma Program
    Sep/October school holidays
    26th Sep – 7th October
  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • Professional recognition

    As the Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education is a recognised programme with IB, graduates can apply for the IB certificate in teaching and learning for either the Primary Years Programme (PYP) or Diploma Programme (DP).

  • Career opportunities

    When gaining your IB certification, you will have an edge when it comes to teaching at one of over 4500 IB schools in over 100 countries.

  • Entry requirements

    A student applying for the Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education must hold a recognised teaching qualification.

  • More information

    For more information please email

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