Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) program

Places will be available in early 2022 for teachers to undertake postgraduate study in Learning Difficulties. 

Course objective

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) will deepen the disciplinary knowledge and pedagogical practice of teachers, so they have the skills, expertise, and confidence to meet the needs of all students, specifically students with dyslexia and dyscalculia, through contemporary, evidence-based strategies and fidelity of practice. 

Program overview

In Application Round 1 2022, the program will have 75 places available for learning specialists, leading teachers, and classroom teachers with VIT Full registration in mainstream Victorian government primary and secondary schools. 

The first round of opportunities will open on Monday 28 February and close on Wednesday 30 March 2022, with the study commencing in Semester 2 (July) 2022. 

Successful recipients will gain a fully-funded place in the program through a leading Australian tertiary institution with recognised expertise in Learning Difficulties. 

Full details about eligibility, application dates, and the course structure will be available in late 2021. Schools will be notified as program details are confirmed later in 2021. 

Watch this space for updates over the coming months. 

Relevant Professional Learning

Interested in getting a head start on understanding Learning Difficulties? Check out the Department's Learning Difficulties webpages. 

Or explore these modules in the Inclusive Classrooms Professional Learning Catalogue: 

Information about Disability Inclusion and related programs

Contact the Inclusive Education Scholarships Unit (IESU)