Graduate Certificate in Mathematics - Online

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  • Objectives
    The four units in this course provide a mathematical mirror at tertiary level. The course will prepare teachers to teach year 11 and 12 mathematics in NSW secondary schools.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites 1. Four year degree in Education; or 2. a degree in an area other than Education and a Graduate Diploma in education or equivalent; and 3. at least one year's experience teaching mathematics at secondary level.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics
  • Course description
    The course aims to:

    1. develop in students an understanding and appreciation of the ways of thinking, modes of enquiry and language of the discipline of mathematics;
    2. develop theoretical insights and practical competencies in fundamental areas of mathematics;
    3. prepare graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach year 11 and 12 Mathematics and Extension 1 effectively;
    4. prepare graduates who are confident and enthusiastic about the teaching of the discipline of mathematics.

    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics

    40 cp

    Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at: Nationally, online (

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1 Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Certificate

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1. 30 cp from Core Units; and
       2. 10 cp from Electives.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MATH512             10                 Calculus 1
    MATH514             10                 Calculus 2
    MATH515             10                 Geometry (Inc: MATH516 Abstract Algebra)
    MATH5161           10                 Abstract Algebra (Inc: MATH515 Geometry)

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MATH513             10                 Discrete Mathematics
    STAT500              10                 Statistics and Probability
    1Compulsory unit for New South Wales students (NSW Institute of Teachers requirement).

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