Graduate Certificate of Education


Graduate Certificate of Education


Why enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Education?

The Graduate Certificate of Education (GradCertEd) promotes the emergence of educational leaders across the independent, Catholic and public school systems. The College seeks to train leaders who exemplify professional excellence, address the needs in their school community and incorporate Christian perspectives into their personal and professional lives. Instruction takes place in a supportive environment that fosters intellectual inquiry, equips for professional practice and encourages servant leadership.

The program allows for specialisation in Educational Studies, Educational Research or Educational Leadership and Management. The College anticipates that the GradCertEd program will be a catalyst for building capacity within each teacher's school, stimulating new research that will lead to school improvement, and cultivating a "learning community" for both students and staff.


Course Structure

The GradCertEd is a 6-month program. The course comprises four units (one core and three electives), each worth 3 credit points, for a total of 12 credit points.

Core Education Subjects (1 unit)

  • Worldview Foundations in Education

Educational Studies Elective Subjects 

  • Curriculum Construction: Analysis and Perspectives
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Refining Understandings and Practices
  • Cognitive Science in Education

Leadership and Management Elective Subjects 

  • Servant Leadership in Education
  • Mentoring
  • Leading School Improvement

Educational Research Elective Subjects 

  • Educational Research Methods
  • Minor Research Project


Master of Education Pathway

The GradCertEd is a nested qualification within the Sheridan College Master of Education (MEd). Students who complete the GradCertEd graduation requirements receive full credit for the first six (6) months of the MEd program.


The Graduate Certificate of Education is available to both domestic students and international students (CRICOS Code: 094942J).


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To offer higher education to those who are seeking to live an extraordinary life.



Graduate Attributes

Lovers of Truth, Innovative Thinkers, and Effective Communicators




We believe learning can have a transformational effect on the person's own nature.




College Registration

TEQSA Provider ID: PRV14012

CRICOS Provider Number: 03391M

ABN: 22 506 508 071



Sheridan College and Sheridan Research Institute are located at
18/7 Aberdeen St, Perth, in the Piccadilly Square West building.

For students, it conveniently places Sheridan College next door to McIver Train Station and a 9-minute walk from Perth Train Station. 10 parking bays will also be available for the exclusive use of staff and students, and the Aberdeen St entrance to the Newcastle St Carpark is across the road.

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