Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to study core units within the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching. Enjoy the flexibility of graduating with a Graduate Certificate. Students with an existing Bachelor Degree including two teaching methods may continue into the Masters course and qualify to work in secondary schools and other youth settings.

The Graduate Certificate also offers an alternative exit for students wishing to discontinue the Masters degree.

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Key facts

Duration

This course is 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent duration. 

Campuses

This course is offered in Cloud (online) mode.

Please note students will be required to attend intensives on campus at Waurn Ponds.

Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

E530

Level

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

  • Any Bachelor degree or major sequence in the field of education, whether or not it is an initial teacher qualification or
  • a Cert IV in Training and Education and 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

Professional Recognition

This course is not accredited by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as an initial teacher qualification.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Apply specialist knowledge and understanding of current theories of young people’s social and cognitive development, learning and curriculum development as applied to the middle and later years of schooling.

Apply knowledge and skills necessary for the effective design and implementation of applied learning programs, including the creation and maintenance of innovative partnerships to support applied learning beyond the classroom.

Communication

Use professional judgement to engage in effective and inclusive interpersonal, oral, written and electronic communication to create positive learning relationships with students, parents, colleagues and stakeholders. 

Digital literacy

Select, create, apply and evaluate a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies to facilitate creative but safe student engagement in learning in accordance with responsible and ethical practice. 

Critical thinking

Apply contemporary theories of learning to critically evaluate and synthesise context-specific information relating to students’ learning outcomes and make informed judgements about appropriate pedagogical and assessment strategies to be applied in the middle and later years of schooling 

Problem solving

Use specialized knowledge and critical thinking to investigate authentic problems of professional practice specifically addressing issues of student engagement in learning and inclusive educational practices. 

Apply specialised knowledge skills and judgment in the development and implementation of informed solutions.

Self-management

World independently and autonomously and participate actively and effectively as a member of the teaching profession and engage with professional networks 

Teamwork

Work effectively and collaboratively within the context of professional practice and in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of teaching practice. 

Global citizenship

Apply specialist knowledge and skills as an educator to develop learning environments and experiences that address cultural diversity and socioeconomic factors to positively influence students’ learning.

Demonstrate and apply the legal and ethical standards required in the teaching profession.

Approved by Faculty Board 2014

 

Course Structure

To qualify for a Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching, students will be required to complete a minimum of 4 credit points of core units

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Apply through Deakin

Need more information on how to apply?

For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

Register your interest to study at Deakin

Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

Credit for Prior Learning

Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever if the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Faculty contact information

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

 

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au  

Fee information

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

Additional course information

Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin and website links and some print materials interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone.

The course has 15 days of supervised professional experience.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

Students who intend to undertake professional experience in Victorian schools are required to complete a WWCC unless a copy of Victorian teacher registration is provided. Students requiring a WWCC should contact the staff listed below:

Melissa Wray - melissa.wray@deakin.edu.au

Tania Harvey - tania.harvey@deakin.edu.au

Offered campuses

Geelong Waurn Ponds

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


Study online at Cloud Campus

Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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