Graduate Certificate

in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation

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Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation

Duration: 6 months
Delivery: Online
Credit Points: 24
Available to: Domestic students only
IELTS: 6.5 with no band less than 6
AQF: Level 8
Financial Information: $7,860 (FEE-HELP available)

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The Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation is designed to help teachers, along with other education stakeholders, develop a comprehensive understanding of the increasingly diverse needs of students in order to deliver more effective pedagogies. Each of the units is tailored to equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate principles, philosophies and ideologies that underpin education, particularly in the Australian context, in order to find opportunities for pedagogical and curriculum innovation.

This unique opportunity gives teachers and future education leaders a taste of specialised study that can set you on a path to improving your teaching career prospects and/or further study into Excelsia’s Master of Education. Graduates from this course can expect to be well-positioned to lead their professional learning communities and bring about positive change in their schools and their own classrooms.

Explore the concept of world view and the ways in which world views influence every facet of education. Students will consider the biblical world view and examine its impact on teaching.

Understand the way in which Lave and Wenger’s classic theory of community plays out in a professional learning community in which all members engage, imagine and support in the pursuit of knowledge. With the recognition that learning cultures are context-specific and constantly changing and growing, students will reflect on ways to apply theories to current work or school environments.

Study and critique a range of pedagogical approaches for learning and best practice. Students evaluate their personal pedagogies and are encouraged to consider how their Christian faith influences their perspective. 

Examine and critique decision-making practices based on data and research in the context of a Christian definition of student outcomes. Students are taught to use care and wisdom as they interpret research and evaluate current Australian data collection practices, acknowledging both the limitations and value of data-based decision-making. Digital and multimedia pedagogies, direct instruction and enquiry learning theories are discussed in depth.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Bachelor Degree or 3 years relevant work experience in the industry (education, business, leadership, Christian ministries, etc).

English language proficiency

Minimum English language of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.



Minimum Score



6.5 with no band less than 6.0

PTE Academic


58 with no score less than 51

Educational prerequisites

The entry criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Classroom & Curriculum Innovation program shall normally be:

(a) A Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) from an Australian higher education institution; or

(b) A qualification recognised as equivalent by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

(c) Other qualifications and experience as may, on application by the student, be deemed equivalent to (a) by the Academic Board of the College.

Alumni interview

Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation

‘I am so glad I did the course and took some time to create new processes and projects for the classroom and curriculum innovation. The course gave me the opportunity to look forward to the future and learn how to be more strategic in planning and leading the culture of the school in learning.’

– Alison Evans

Head of Junior School |Trinity Christian School

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