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*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.
Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) provides qualified teachers with the theoretical and practical skills related to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and IB education more broadly.
Offered by Australia’s leading university for education†, this course allows students to continue teaching while studying at a time and place that suits them.
If you want to further refine your teaching skills, discover new teaching frameworks and approaches and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad, this course is for you.
This course is designed to produce teachers with expertise and specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. As a student of this course, you will also gain high quality professional development that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection.
Graduates who specialise in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) (ages 3–12), Middle Years Programme (MYP) or Education (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) (ages 16–18) are eligible for the IB Certificate in teaching and learning through the International Baccalaureate Organisation®.
Who the course is for
This course is for practising teachers who are passionate about education and interested in the IB philosophy. It is for teachers in the early stages of their career who want to expand their career opportunities or teachers who have taught for many years who are looking to up skill and improve their teaching quality.
Over the past five years the number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate has grown exponentially worldwide, with almost fifty per cent more institutions adopting the teaching framework. The increased demand for skilled professionals of the IB positions graduates of this program as preferred candidates in the classroom, to bridge gaps in knowledge and guide students to find their own answers.Graduates of this course will be well placed to take up new career opportunities locally and globally.
*International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2016
What you will learn
Theories and concepts of the IB philosophy
Theories and concepts of the
You will develop a deep understanding of the philosophy of the IB, international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile, as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.
Tools and strategies for assessing student learning
Tools and strategies for assessing
You will learn the tools and strategies for assessing student learning and the extent to which these encourage critical thinking and meet the diverse needs of students.
The ability to design and critique curriculum
The ability to design and critique
You’ll obtain the skills to design and critique curricula that incorporates PYP, MYP and/or DP standards and practices, and addresses the objectives of subject specific and core element related learning.
Who you will learn from
Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.
Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.
- Nicky Dulfer, Course Coordinator and Lecturer
- Pip Robinson, Lecturer
- Julie Mitchell, Lecturer
Contact student support
You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:
- Entry requirements
- Time commitment required for each subject
- Fees and payment options.
To gain the Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) Programme you must complete 50 points comprised of:
- Two core subjects
- Two specialisation subjects within one specialisation
|Introduction to the IB||12.5|
Introduction to the IB
This subject introduces participants to the International Baccalaureate (IB), as a philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. It examines the essential elements of the IB model including the IB mission statement, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Participants will focus on developing understandings of international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the IB’s programmes.
Detailed Information EDUC90333
|Assessment & Reporting in the IB||12.5|
Assessment & Reporting in the IB
This subject investigates the integral role of assessment and reporting for learning and teaching. Participants will develop theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of assessment, focussing on assessment as a tool to promote student achievement and experiential learning, and methods of evaluation that contribute to the ongoing effectiveness of the curriculum and support different learning needs. Topics include norm and criterion-based assessment and referencing, internal and external components of the IB Diploma Programme, the use of formative and summative assessment and reporting strategies, and the use of guiding and essential questions. The role of teacher self-evaluation and the school self-study in relation to the Learner Profile and the Diploma Programme will be addressed.
Detailed Information EDUC90331
|Primary years programme|
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Curriculum Frameworks in the IB PYP
This subject investigates the role and structure of the Primary Years Programme curriculum framework. Participants will explore how learners construct meaning, including how understanding is acquired and what differentiates it from knowledge. There will be a strong theoretical component as well as a critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support the integration of the Essential Elements. Strategies for supporting the development of higher order thinking skills, including the role of student-directed concept-driven inquiry, the art of inquiring, and building communities of learners will be investigated. There will also be a practical emphasis on the development and implementation of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum.
Detailed Information EDUC90261
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IB PYP Advanced
In this subject, students will further develop their understanding of the theoretical and practical ideas underpinning the Primary Years Programme (PYP) gained from the previous core subjects. Students will critically explore definitions of international-mindedness, inquiry based learning and the learner profile. They will examine transdisciplinary themes and the relationships between concept-driven curriculum, skills, knowledge, attitudes and action and how the standards and practices of the PYP can be applied in different ways.
Detailed Information EDUC90260
|Middle years programme|
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Curriculum Frameworks in the IB MYP
This subject investigates the purpose and structure of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum framework. Key issues explored will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: individual, community, social, global consciousness; language and inclusion; disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity; concept-based and contextual learning and assessment. There will be a strong theoretical and critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support both the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the development of the whole person.
Detailed Information EDUC90968
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IB MYP Advanced
This subject will explore the Middle Years Programme (MYP) standards and practices guidelines. The principles of instructional design and the role of collaborative working practice for learning and teaching will be explored in order to address the expectations and requirements of specific subject areas. There will be a focus on developing interdisciplinary links and reflecting the learner profile through the evaluation and selection of appropriate teaching and learning materials. Issues and approaches for differentiating learning and teaching and responding to diverse learning characteristics will also be addressed.
Detailed Information EDUC90969
|Curriculum Frameworks in the IB DP||12.5|
Curriculum Frameworks in the IB DP
This subject investigates the role and structure of the DP curriculum framework. Key issues explored will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: breadth/depth/specialisation; higher order thinking; subject integrity/transdisciplinarity; individual/community/ social/global consciousness; and assessment. Participants will explore individual components of the IB framework including CAS, EE and TOK. There will be a strong theoretical and critical evaluation on the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support both the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning.
Detailed Information EDUC90332
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IB Diploma Subject Specific Content
Participants will explore principles of instructional design and the role of collaborative working practice for learning and teaching that incorporate DP standards and practices and address the expectations and requirements of specific subject areas.
Teaching strategies and learning activities for enabling subject objectives to be realised and for developing interdisciplinary links and reflecting the learner profile will be investigated including the evaluation and selection of appropriate teaching and learning materials.
Issues and approaches for differentiating learning and teaching and responding to diverse learning characteristics will be addressed.
Detailed Information EDUC90330
The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.
You are expected to attend the scheduled weekly live tutorials. These are designed to enhance your learning experience through participation with the rest of the online learning community.
Discuss your subjects
Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant to find out more.
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education.
Meeting these entry requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.
Most courses have multiple intakes per year. Check the dates of upcoming terms.
Discuss your eligibility
Speak with a dedicated online student support consultant to clarify any questions about entry requirements, including prior academic performance and professional experience.
Fees and scholarships
Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB)
50 point program
Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
Your course is equivalent in quality and accreditation to an on-campus qualification. Each subject is designed by academics, subject coordinators and learning designers to deliver an interactive and enriching experience, with regular contact from lecturers, tutors and a dedicated online Student Support team.
The fee is based on the study load that the student is taking. Fees are paid on a per subject basis each term, and total course fees are not required to be paid up-front.
The fees listed are the indicative costs for 2018. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.
Learn more about tuition fees.
Financial assistance and scholarships
The fees you pay for graduate study will vary depending on the type of enrolment or place you are offered.
If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government.
There are many subsidies and scholarships awarded by the University and specific faculties, based on a variety of criteria. Online students are encouraged to apply.
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies. Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.
- Domestic scholarships
The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia – supporting approximately 3000 students at the University. The scholarships program serves to both reward outstanding academic achievement and provide access for students who might otherwise be prevented from undertaking further study. For full details of all domestic graduate scholarships, visit the Future Students website.
Further information regarding financial aid options for current students is available on the Student Services website.
- International scholarships
There are no scholarships available for overseas online students from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organisations and charities may provide scholarships.
Discuss your payment options
Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant to assess the best way to fund your study.
Term Applications close Term dates Term 1, 2019 14 Jan 28 Jan - 31 Mar Term 3, 2019 1 Jul 15 Jul - 15 Sep
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It takes about 20 minutes to complete the form using the online application system.
You can save your work in progress and complete the application at a later date.
Admissions for this course are not capped per intake, so you do not need to apply for multiple intakes. If you are unsure which intake you wish to apply for, please note that you can change your application later by contacting the student support team.
To complete your application you will require:
- Course code GC-INTEDIB
- Evidence of meeting the English Language Requirements as determined by the University
- Transcripts for ALL courses completed including an explanation of the grading system. Transcripts for previous studies undertaken at the University of Melbourne are not required. An academic transcript is an official record of your studies that lists all subjects you have undertaken, and all of the results that you obtained.
- Digital files of these documents. Limit of 6MB per document. Supported file types: TXT, DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, JPEG, XLS, XLSX, TIFF).
Help with application preparation and submission
A dedicated online student support consultant can help you prepare and submit your application.
Contact one of our friendly consultants to talk through:
- The selection process
- Preparing your documentation
- Using the online application system.
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