1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 9,777
SGD 13,717
Foreign students
USD 9,973
SGD 13,992
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) PYP has been designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the philosophy and concepts underlying the International Baccalaureate, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in particular. 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) PYP is delivered by the University of Melbourne, and is hosted by Asian International College, Singapore. 

This course is recognised by the International Baccalaureate for the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (previously the Teacher Award Scheme). This postgraduate qualification is also an articulation pathway to a Master of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Programme's learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills to perform competently as an IB teacher.
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their IB work with learners, and synthesise theory and practice.
  • Understand the key concepts of IB curriculum policy formation and IB curriculum development.
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and of the institutions in which they teach.
  • Develop theoretical understandings of the International Baccalaureate.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of curriculum delivery modes of the IB as a model for professional learning.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Completed an approved Degree and an approved teaching qualiication; OR
  • Completed an approved 4 year Teaching Degree; OR
  • Completed an approved equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Graduate School as evidence of adequate preparation for the course and has a record of professional or teaching experience in a field and at a level acceptable to the Graduate School; AND
  • Satisfies the University of Melbourne's requirements for proficiency in the English Language.

Language Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 in IELTS, with written 7.0 and no band less than 6.0.

Note: Applicants whose most recent qualifications were gained in the medium of instruction and assessment in a language other than English must provide documentary evidence that, within the previous 24 months, they have obtained a score as mentioned above.