Professional practice degrees

Deakin's professional practice degrees offer professionals an innovative approach to earning a postgraduate degree while they work – saving them both time and money. 

If you're a professional with extensive experience and knowledge in your field, a professional practice degree can help you gain a professionally recognised qualification which, in turn, can lead to you furthering your career.


Who are professional practice degrees for?

Professional practice degrees are designed for experienced professionals who are looking for formal recognition of the extensive experience, skills and knowledge they've gathered in their line of work. 

These professionals may either have no formal qualifications or an undergraduate degree that's no longer relevant to their field of practice.

Advance your career with a professional practice degree

Deakin's Master of Professional Practice degrees are the first of their kind for experienced professionals looking for an innovative and flexible way to gain a master's degree.

How do these degrees work?

Delivered as flexible online programs, professional practice degrees are ideally suited to the busy professional. 

Students undertaking professional practice courses gain their degree through a combination of professional practice credentialing and coursework units. These include: 

  • introductory units that provide you with the insight, knowledge and tools to complete the qualification
  • successful attainment of professional practice credentials by providing portfolio evidence of specific course learning outcomes at the required level
  • a capstone unit where you complete a professional project that demonstrates your expertise and contributes to your field in a meaningful way.

You'll receive Deakin-certified credentials to bolster your professional profile and give your employer, and future employers, confidence that you have a globally-recognised set of skills.

Nick Patterson

course director, Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Choose a professional practice degree

Find out more about Deakin's professional practice degrees that are available now, as well as those that we'll be launching soon.

Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

For experienced IT professionals looking to gain a masters level qualification. 

Learn more about the Master of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Ideal for experienced IT professionals seeking a graduate certificate qualification.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning)

Designed for experienced financial planning professionals, looking for a professionally recognised postgraduate qualification.

Learn more about the Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning)

Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Financial Planning)

Suited to those professionals without an undergraduate degree, this course offers an alternative pathway to Deakin's Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning) degree. 

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Financial Planning)

Upcoming Professional Practice degrees

  • Master of Professional Practice (Leadership)
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership)
  • Master of Professional Practice (Engineering)
  • Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Engineering)

Deakin's postgraduate course guide 2017

Explore our professional practice courses using our comprehensive postgraduate course guide.

PDF Postgraduate Course Guide 2017 -3.0 MB