Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education

School of Education

The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education offers students the opportunity to experience University-level studies in teaching. Students will explore the ideas and approaches to learning that form a base from which to progress to a Bachelor of Education.

  • Why study this certificate?

    An Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education provides an opportunity to critically examine a range of issues that impact learning, and introduces students to principles relating to pedagogy, assessment and student motivation. Students will also develop key foundational skills in Mathematics and Numeracy, as well as learn how to research and analyse critical issues, and present information and arguments.

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education is designed for students who:

    • Would like to start their pathway to becoming a teacher in NSW
    • Are returning to or entering university and want to trial whether they would like to proceed with further study in the field of Education
    • Want to articulate into a Bachelor degree (provided minimum requirements are met)
  • Program summary

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education consists of four compulsory courses.

    • EDUC1004 Academic Skills
    • EDUC1006 Learning and Development
    • EDUC1016 Mathematics and Numeracy
    • EDUC1009 English, Language and Literacy

    Please note that although this certificate is delivered wholly online, the Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education require attendance on the Sydney campus.

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

  • Entry requirements

    The minimum entry requirements of The University of Notre Dame Australia apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education.

    While minimum entry requirements need to be met, we also consider a student’s application more broadly — their non-academic achievements (professional work experience, leadership roles, volunteering, community and/or church involvement), as well as their personal qualities, aspirations, interests and capacity to successfully complete this program.

  • Fees

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

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au

The Notre Dame difference

An exceptional educational experience
  • Overall quality
    of educational
    in Australia

  • Teaching
    in Australia

  • Skills 
    in Australia

  • Learner 
    in NSW

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching in the learning area of Teacher Education. - compared.edu.au

Like what you see?