UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Certificate in Studies

This Graduate Certificate in Studies articulates with the Master of Studies and allows students to do the initial four units of optional breadth before progressing into the full master's degree. The course is designed for graduates who have diverse personal and/or professional interests and want to pursue those interests through postgraduate study. The course provides students the opportunity to further their education by choosing, in consultation with the course adviser, a unique combination of postgraduate units to develop a course to achieve their personal and/or professional goals. The course will develop students' higher order thinking skills, knowledge and communication by considering complex problems and issues from the perspectives of different disciplines. The course is unique at UWA by enabling students to draw on a broad range of postgraduate units offered by different schools and faculties.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Certificate in Studies
Award abbreviationGradCertStud
Course code00200
Course typepostgraduate certificate
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Education
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration0.5 years
Time limit2 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth), any other campus
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Katherine Carson

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

In consultation with the course adviser, students will complete 24 points (4 units) of breadth from elective units available in all faculties.

At the completion of the 24 points (4 units) of the course, each student may decide whether to articulate into the Master of Studies.


See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 00200 Graduate Certificate in Studies (24 points)
  • 00500 Master of Studies (96 points)

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'good standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress from the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'on probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a profess status of 'suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.