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Graduate Certificate in Science GCSC

Program focus


The Graduate Certificate in Science focuses on providing
educators, science communicators and others with an opportunity to
further their knowledge in areas critical to their professional responsibilities
and interests.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 semester full-time, 1 year part-time

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Program aims

The Graduate Certificate in Science aims to provide
school teachers and others with an opportunity to further their knowledge
in areas critical to their professional responsibilities and interests.

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Program objectives

On completion of this program graduates will be able
to demonstrate:

  • understanding of current issues in their chosen discipline

  • enhanced breadth and depth of their knowledge base
    relevant to teaching

  • practical skills in relevant laboratory practice
    and/or field work.


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Program structure

The program comprises four one-semester courses in the disciplines
of science, or mathematics, or computing, and can also be used to
study a combination of courses in these disciplines. The Program Coordinator
also may grant substitution of one course from outside these disciplines.
Students may choose up to four first-level courses to complete the
program.

Subject Area Residential School Requirements for
EXT Courses
Astronomy (PHY) External only no residential school requirement
Biology (BIO) All courses available on-campus, some courses available in both
modes some external courses have compulsory residential schools
Biomedical Sciences Courses are available on-campus, or externally using a residential
school
Chemistry (CHE) Chemistry courses are available on-campus, and externally through
the use of compulsory residential schools
Computing (CSC) Available in both modes no residential school requirement
Environment and Sustainability Available in both modes no residential school requirement
Mathematics (MAT) Available in both modes no residential school requirement
Physics (PHY) Available in both modes recommended courses
have no residential school requirement
Plant Science (BIO) Available externally some courses have a residential
school
Primary Teaching Available externally all courses have a residential
school
Wine Technology (WIN) Some courses available externally with no residential
schools, some courses available on-campus with a compulsory residential
school.

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