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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleGradCertMathStudies
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Email or visit

Course coordinator

Dr Alistair Carr


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Students normally complete one unit per semester over four semesters (ie two years). More than one unit may be taken in any semester if those units are available and all prerequisite requirements have been completed.


This certificate enables registered secondary teachers (or those nearing completion of a teaching 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. The specific units to be taken equal a minor in mathematics, with four units in first and second-level university mathematics.


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

Credit for prior studies

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.


This course consists of four compulsory units.


Level 1

Level 2

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

Progression to further studies

Students completing this course will be able to articulate into course 3516 Graduate Diploma in Science, to complete a full major in tertiary mathematics.


Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Studies