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Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics)

University of Southern Queensland
Program overview
0.5 years
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Start dates
Toowoomba
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Online / distance program
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Program description

Enhance your knowledge in Applied Linguistics.

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.

This four course degree, allows you to enhance your knowledge and skills as a facilitator of learning in second language contexts and to critically reflect on language related issues.

Pathway to further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete theMaster of Education (Applied Linguistics). 

If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with aGraduate Diploma of Education (Applied Linguistics)before moving on to aMaster of Education (Applied Linguistics)(provided other program entry requirements are met). 

Note:This program does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to theMaster of Learning and Teaching.

Career outcomes

Applied linguistics is a useful complement to a range of intercultural learning and language development professions. New employment opportunities abroad are available in companies that employ graduates with problem-solving and analytical skills in international relations with second language users in the workplace.

There is also demand among administrators and teachers in classrooms, in Indigenous communities associated with sectors such as Education, Health and Industry.

Other majors

Other specialisations for the Graduate Certificate of Education:Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning,Behaviour Intervention,Career Development,Curriculum and Pedagogy,Counselling in Educational Contexts,Early Childhood, Gifted and Talented, Leading and Managing Educational Organisations,Learning Intervention,Multicultural Education,Digital Learning Environments,Special Education,Tertiary Teaching andTESOL.

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