Students undertaking postgraduate study with ACER are typically professionals working or operating in educational workplaces, who are looking for practical, evidence-based courses that extend their professional knowledge and practice.
To be eligible for consideration for admission to a Higher Education Course offered by ACER, a candidate must have successfully completed (at least) a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline from an approved tertiary institution and be in a position to work closely in an education setting.
The candidate must also meet the minimum English language entry requirements. If you are not a native English speaker and/or if your degree is not gained in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, or The Republic of Ireland, these English language requirements are:
an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic) assessment with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skills areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing – with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening; or
an International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) assessment with a score of level 4 in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, such assessments to be deemed valid only if provided by approved testing sites where the assessment is teacher focused; or
a Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) assessment of A in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
To complete ACER courses, students need to allocate time to read, to participate in activities, to communicate with peers, to gather evidence from practice and to write reports and complete assessment tasks.
Why study with ACER?
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is internationally recognised as a leader in educational research and assessment.
Our Graduate Certificate of Education offers access to leading specialists and experts in the field of educational assessment, providing insight from the latest developments in educational research.
Our part-time, online learning environment is tailored to your personal needs and availability.
Work independently, to your own schedule, on any device, anywhere in the world.
Graduates from our programs are backed by ACER’s reputation for high-quality, evidence-based research, and are well-equipped for positions in educational leadership, allowing them to take the next step in their teaching career.
To ensure that students receive an educational experience of the highest possible quality, ACER’s postgraduate study programs adhere to a range of policies, guidelines and practices.
As a TEQSA-registered higher education provider, ACER provides access to copies of each policy to both current and potential students, to ensure they are well informed on areas such as academic integrity, codes of conduct for students and faculty, fees and student selection and admission.
If you have any questions or queries, or would simply like more information on the Graduate Certificate of Education: Assessment of Student Learning, please complete the form and the Student Administration Officer will contact you.