Credit points


Minimum duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time (normally taken over four year's part-time).

Approved locations

  • Online
  • Other


Online (not offered in 2021)

On-Shore (not offered in 2021)

EFTSL value of units : All 20 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.25.

Admission requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in Education or equivalent; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Contemporary Literacies units;
  2. 30 cp from Electives[1]
  3. 30 cp from Capstone units (Capstone must relate to Contemporary Literacies).

Exit points

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Literacies may exit from the course with that award.

Part A : Contemporary Literacies Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDLA690Literacies for Now and the Future20
EDLA691A Functional Metalanguage for Contemporary Literacies20
EDLA692Measuring and Managing: Evidence and Assessment of Reading and Writing20

Part B : Electives

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

Students may take Electives drawn from relevant ACU postgraduate programs; or by cross-institutional study with prior approval of the Course Coordinator. A maximum of 30 cp of Elective units can be at 500-level.

Part C : Capstone Units

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDCP600Interpreting Literature and Data10

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