Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes

1 year part-time

Deakin course codeE575
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

This course replaces the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (E570) from Trimester 2 2014.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Progress your career in tertiary education and enhance your understanding of teaching and learning. 

This course teaches you the most effective ways to approach important tasks in tertiary education – from curriculum design, to assessment, to the leadership of teaching teams. This type of qualification is becoming increasingly valued across the higher education sector – both locally and internationally. 

Our Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching is suitable for all academics teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students, those in research supervision, as well as leaders and managers of higher education. 

You’ll also investigate your own teaching practices and contexts, so it’s highly desirable that you’re already engaged in tertiary teaching in some way.

Articulation to Masters course

The Graduate Certificate may articulate into the Master of Education

Teaching methods

This course will be offered in Cloud (online) mode with online and distance education elements. Some face-to-face seminars will be available. Instruction will be provided through CloudDeakin, multimedia resources and recommended texts and readings.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced and specialised knowledge of the principles of contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and evidence-based assessment and their application for teaching and learning in higher education.


Employ a range of oral and written communication skills and standards required of the higher education teacher and scholar to be able to transmit complex knowledge to a variety of audiences.

Digital literacy

Select and use a range of digital technologies and data sources to search, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within the practice and scholarship of teaching. 

Critical thinking

Critically review, analyse and synthesise complex ideas and make informed judgements to improve teaching and learning in higher education. 

Problem solving

Use specialist knowledge and cognitive skills to analyse and review key drivers, challenges and trends impacting higher education, identify implications for teaching and scholarship by drawing on relevant theories of learning and recommend a range of approaches and solutions.


Apply an evidence-based approach to critical self-reflection in relation to teaching and learning, and have a commitment to ongoing, self-directed professional development. 


Work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team to create solutions to authentic problems of practice in higher education. 

Global citizenship

Apply ethical and professional standards to engage with key challenges in teaching and learning globally, within diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious contexts.

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014


Course rules

The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising four core units and AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Core units

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

EEE731Designing, Teaching and Assessing Higher Education Programs

EEE732HDR Supervision

EEE733The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

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