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Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies

Course code: 3525 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertMathStudies ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 years part time ~ Managing faculty: Science

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Clayton; Gippsland)

Course description

This certificate enables registered secondary teachers (or those nearing completion of an education qualification) the opportunity to develop mathematics discipline-based knowledge, competencies, skills and attitudes to teach mathematics at secondary school level. The topics have been chosen to be the most relevant to secondary mathematics.

Course objectives

This course offers students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of mathematics topics in the context of teaching.

Course duration

The normal time for completion of the certificate is two years part-time.

Credit for prior studies or learning

Students with previous studies in the discipline to be undertaken, or who have been assessed and approved for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), may be granted credit up to a maximum of 12 points of relevant science units, provided those studies were completed within the last 10 years. The normal faculty RPL policies and procedures apply to this course.

Course structure

Normally one unit is undertaken in both the first and second semesters of each year, however more than one unit may be taken in any semester if those units are available and all prerequisite requirements have been completed. The specific units to be taken are for a minor in mathematics, with four units in first and second-level university mathematics.

Course requirements

Level 1

  • MTH9010: Foundation mathematics
  • MTH9020: Calculus and linear algebra

Level 2

  • MTH9030: Chance, data and decisions
  • MTH9040: Introduction to mathematical structures.

Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies will be able to articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Science, to complete a full major in tertiary mathematics.

Contact details

Email or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Philip Rayment