Have you wanted to study and upskill but haven’t had the time or inclination to commit to a three-year or four-year degree? Whether you want to reach career goals, grow your work responsibilities or simply upskill, you can’t go wrong with micro-credentials or short courses. Why not consider one of Excelsia College’s eight short courses? The courses include areas such as counselling, education, disability, aged care, song writing, Christian leadership and social science.
The Graduate Certificate in Classroom and Curriculum Innovation helps teachers to meet the increasingly diverse needs of students and find opportunities for pedagogical and curriculum innovation. Upon completion of the course, graduates can become future education leaders, promoting positive change in their skills and classrooms. They can use this course to enter postgraduate studies such as Excelsia’s Master of Education (Primary) or Master of Education (Secondary). The short course can be completed within six months of full-time online study.
The Graduate Certificate in Counselling provides a taster to students considering whether to continue further studies in counselling, developing core counselling skills, and covering ethics of counselling and how relational dynamics function in personal and professional contexts. Educators, nurses, those involved in ministry and other care-based professions may also find this counselling knowledge helpful in extending their current relational skill set. The short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.
The Graduate Certificate in Disability provides students with contemporary case-management and person-centered approaches to service delivery, framed within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) practice standards and quality indicators. Relevant prior knowledge is required including subjects of psychology, social work, education and health sciences. The short course can be completed online within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.
The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care addresses the demand for the industry and the need for high quality leaders and managers within residential and community-based agencies. By 2060, the number of Australians over the age of 75 is estimated to rise to four million. Prior knowledge for this course is required, including degrees that cover subjects in human services, psychology, social work, or education. This short course can be completed online within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies allows students to explore the foundations of education, the function of schools and schooling and responsibilities of classroom teachers. It’s a helpful overview of education, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and diverse classrooms and whilst it doesn’t qualify graduates to teach, it can lead to further studies in the Master of Teaching program. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Song Writing helps students with a singer/worship or songwriter background broaden their technical skills and theoretical knowledge and graduate from the course with a high quality, self-recorded demo of original songs. This course can be completed within six months of full-time study.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership is a blend of business, theology, and professional leadership from a Christian world view. Studying at a College that is grounded in Christian values sets Excelsia apart from secular universities and colleges that provide generic leadership and care-based courses. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time or one year of part-time study.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Science can be used as a bridging course to the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) program, provided students have at least six months of full-time studies in social and behavioural sciences areas. Students are introduced to sociological and psychological theories, social and political institutions in Australia, and critical thinking and reflection in social work. This short course can be completed within six months of full-time study.
If you’re interested in undertaking a short course at Excelsia College to develop in your career or challenge yourself, why not enquire with us today? Visit https://excelsia.edu.au/