CV76 - Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education develops the professional knowledge, practice and identity of teachers as educators in religion and religious practices and as significant partners of Christian faith communities in Catholic schools. The course has a specific focus on the guidelines, learning framework and religion curriculum of the Rockhampton Diocese of Catholic Education in Queensland but has broad applicability for current or aspiring teachers who wish to gain knowledge of Christian belief systems and rituals for the purpose of teaching in religiously affiliated schools throughout Australia. The units in this course satisfy the requirements of the Catholic Education system for full accreditation to teach in Catholic schools in Australia.

Career Information

Graduates of the course are eligible for accreditation to teach religion in a Catholic school which is a condition for permanent employment within the sector. The award has general applicability for employment in schools affiliated with Christian religious traditions. Completion of the course creates opportunities for articulation into Masters courses to pursue particular research interests.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 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) GradCertRelEd
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

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Term 2 - 2018

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Term 1 - 2018

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Term 2 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2017

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Term 2 - 2016

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Term 1 - 2016

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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Prospective students must have successfully completed an accredited initial teacher education course offered by an Australian university or an initial teacher education course recognised for the purposes of eligibility for teacher registration in an Australian state or territory.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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

The units in this course satisfy the requirements of the Catholic Education system in the Diocese of Rockhampton for full accreditation to teach in Catholic schools. Recognition of accreditation applies in all Australian Diocese of Catholic Education.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 23
2017 20
2016 16
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Appraise the nature and purpose of religious education in contemporary educational, social and cultural contexts.
  • 2. Apply professional knowledge and judgment to the design of teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation plans for religious education in P-10 Catholic school settings.
  • 3. Analyse the historical development and theological, liturgical, pastoral and practical principles underpinning Christian belief systems, practices, foundational texts and rituals.
  • 4. Critically appraise the identity formation and personal and professional responsibilities of teachers as partners in the religious education of the Catholic faith community.
  • 5. Communicate responsibly and sensitively to support the engagement and inclusive participation of diverse stakeholder groups in the rituals and faith celebrations of Catholic schools.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education develops specific knowledge of the Religion curriculum of the Rockhampton Diocese of Catholic Education in Queensland and satisfies the requirements of the Catholic Education system for full accreditation to teach in Catholic schools in all Australian jurisdictions.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RELG20002 Foundational Religious Texts
RELG20003 Liturgical Celebrations and Prayer
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
RELG20004 The Catholic School Identity
RELG20005 The Contemporary Religious Educator

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.