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.
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 master's-level qualification.
Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)
Ideal for experienced IT professionals seeking a graduate certificate qualification.
Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning)
Designed for experienced financial planning professionals looking for a professionally recognised postgraduate qualification.
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.
Master of Professional Practice (Leadership)
Designed for experienced professionals who've completed the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership), or who meet the additional entry requirements for this course.
Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership)
Suitable for professionals who'd like to build on their leadership skills and apply their knowledge straightaway in the workplace.
Master of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
The course will suit those working in the fields of digital learning and emerging technologies who seek recognition for their prior learning, skills, demonstrated expertise and extensive experience.
Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Digital Learning)
The course offers professional educators a validated, practice-based model of learning that will match developing capabilities in digital learning with opportunities for career development in the field.