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

    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.

    If you have been displaced in the workforce due to COVID-19 and wish to retrain or upskill in identified national priority areas, you may be eligible for discounted student fees under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package. For further information please visit the Course Seeker website.

  • More information

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

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