Microcredentials in Advanced Classroom Management

Course information for - 2024 entry

Offered at 1 locations

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Beginning February 2024
Applications open August 2023
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2024
Applications open April 2024


These microcredentials will provide you with an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills that will equip you to better manage potentially stressful and confronting classroom environments and individual students who may be unpredictable and uncooperative. Offered through the Faculty of Education and Arts' Learning and Leadership Enterprise (LLE), each microcredential is delivered via a sequence of online modules, discussion sessions and SimLab simulations over a 5-6 week period.

The two microcredentials you will explore are:

·      UNMC501: Managing Confronting Behaviours in Educational Settings

·      UNMC502: Managing Critical Incidents in Educational Settings

Following completion of these microcredentials, you may be eligible for credit into the Master of Education and Graduate Certificate in Education for the elective EDTS550 Managing Confronting Behaviours and Critical Incidents in Educational Settings. Students will also be able to apply for credit in other postgraduate courses as approved by the course coordinator.

You can register your interest and our team will get in touch when the next intake is available.

Course details

Course structure

Graduate statement


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AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Additional course information

The aim of UNMC501: Managing Confronting Behaviours in Educational Settings is to build the participant’s skills and self-efficacy for managing potentially stressful and confronting classroom environments and individual students in ways that are responsive to student well-being and safety.

In UNMC502: Managing Critical Incidents in Educational Settings participants will examine the philosophies and practical strategies for:

  • the short-term de-escalation of potentially critical incidents involving challenging and confronting behaviour in classrooms or other educational settings and,
  • long-term approaches for engaging students who regularly display challenging behaviour in classrooms or other educational settings.

Participants will have the opportunity to apply and practice their knowledge and skills in the areas listed above through the examination of scenarios that involve confronting and challenging behaviour.

Entry requirements

No admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.


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