Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (1912)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertProfPrac
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1912
  • AQF Level: 8

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later. 

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice provides students, including school-based and early childhood educators, with the opportunity to undertake further studies that engage them in investigating their own practices while also building their understanding of educational research methods. It recognises and develops the capacities of educators who employ inquiry-based approaches to improve student outcomes.

Study Mode

One year part-time.

Program Advice



Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online See above


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of three or four years), or higher, in teaching/education that leads to a professional teaching qualification.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students must satisfactorily complete the Working with Children Check Student Declaration upon entry.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Autumn sessionCredit Points
TEAC 7115 Researching Practice 10
TEAC 7100 Principles and Practices of Evaluation 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
HUMN 7027 Leading Change 10
TEAC 7111 Professional Project 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40