Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning) offers professional educators a practice-based model of learning. Apply now.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

1 to 1.5 years part time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning) offers experienced educators a validated, practice-based model of learning that warrants their capabilities in digital. It is suitable for those with significant professional experience relevant to digital learning contexts, including those without an undergraduate degree in the domain.

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Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning), a student must successfully complete 2 credit points in coursework units, 4 Professional Practice credentials and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Introductory Unit

  • Designing, Teaching and Assessing Higher Education Programs EEE731
  • Credentials

    Students must successfully the following Professional Practice credentials based on evidence from their own professional practice. The credentials may be attempted separately or simultaneously and are assessed by an assessment panel that includes both academic and industry representatives.

    Credential Code Must have been achieved with the previous*
    Digital Learning Professional Expertise 1 (Broad) CRXBD-A1  3 years
    Communication CRCOM-A1 5 years
    Critical thinking CRCRI-A1 5 years
    Digital literacy CRDIL-A1 5 years

    *Applicants who have not satisfied the AQF level requirement, or who have successfully achieved the credential but not within the required timeframe may be permitted to seek re-credentialing.

    Capstone Unit

  • Cloud and Online Learning Practice EDE798
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    E598
    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.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

       

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

       

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit. The time required to prepare evidence for credential assessment varies based on the student's existing documentation. 

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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 should check the Entry and English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
    • At least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated fee rate

    $5,920 tuition fees plus $1,980 for Professional Practice Credentials
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

    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 your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    The course includes a combination of tuition fees for two credit points of study and four Professional Practice Credentials.

    Professional Practice degrees are designed for those who wish to be credentialed for outcomes towards which they have already made significant progress through their extensive experience in a relevant professional field.

    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

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Capacity to use advanced technologies and specialised knowledge to create effective and engaging learning experiences across a wide range of disciplines and contexts

    Communication

    Using advanced design, analytics, visualisation, and instructional approaches to create accessible and engaging digital learning experiences 

    Digital literacy

    Create compelling digital learning solutions using a range of channels appropriate to the users’ device and location 

    Critical thinking

    Systematically investigate and critically evaluate new technologies, methodologies and theories of learning and teaching in online environments

    Problem solving

    Apply advanced problem solving skills to conceptualise, design, construct, test and validate innovative digital learning solutions 

    Self-management

    Sustain self-directed professional development to keep pace with innovation and actively transfer advanced theory and skills into the creation of effective digital learning and teaching solutions 

    Teamwork

    Use advanced technologies and media for professional collaboration and improve the individual and group learning and teaching experience 

    Global citizenship

    Develop and manage learning strategies and systems sensitive to the ethical, social and cultural contexts and different user requirements 

    Approved by Faculty Board October 2016

     

    Application information

    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 Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

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

    Entry pathways

    This course been specifically designed to provide an entry pathway into the Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning).

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