CM11 - Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience

Overview

Course Overview

This course is for anyone involved in education - whether as a teacher, an academic, a psychologist, a parent –who is interested in cutting edge neuroscientific evidence that will immediately inform and improve practice.

You will learn how to create optimal learning experiences using brain-friendly approaches that will improve achievements and wellness. Areas that you will learn about include our social brain, optimising learning and memory, neuroplasticity, genes and epigenetics, addressing stress, linking brain research with teaching and learning strategies, and teaching students about their brain and how it works.

The course content and assessments are brain-friendly as you will soon discover! Study in a student-friendly online learning environment that is self-paced and fits into your lifestyle.

Career Information

This course provides professional development for teachers, clinicians, academics and other professionals who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices. Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration. For other professionals, it may contribute to industry update requirements and significantly enhance professional practice.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertEdNeuroSc
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate
Course Fees
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $5,880.00
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $8,400.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $8,400.00

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2023

Online

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

Online

Overseas Availabilities

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2023

Online

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

Online
For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree or higher equivalent qualification; OR
  • A completed and recognised AQF comparable Diploma level qualification with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others; OR
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others.

Applicants who hold relevant qualifications with extensive employment experience in an educational setting will be referred to the Head of Course for consideration of admission.

Employment experience must be shown n a letter of employment which is presented on company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46: or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of the study and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

Not applicable.

Health Requirements

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

This is a hyperflexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support the self-paced study by students.

Fees and Charges
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  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $5,880.00
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $8,400.00
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $8,400.00
Higher Education
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 47
2020 19
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the social brain’s responses to optimal and compromised learning environments
  • 2. Analyse and communicate solutions to educational issues using advanced theoretical and technical knowledge about neuroeducation
  • 3. Apply knowledge and skills from Educational Neuroscience to demonstrate well-developed judgment, responsibility and autonomy.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
More Details
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