Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year part-time

Deakin course codeE575

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching is designed to meet the requirements for credentialing tertiary teaching for academic staff. Such qualifications are becoming increasingly valued across the higher education sector, both in Australia and internationally.

The course is suitable for all academics teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students, in research supervision, and in the leadership or management of higher education. It caters for graduate students, tertiary teachers, adult educators, and professional staff engaged in supporting teaching and learning programs or delivering professional development programs.  Participants in this course are expected to undertake investigations into their own teaching practices and contexts, so it is highly desirable that they are concurrently engaged in tertiary teaching or in supporting teaching and learning processes.

The course is designed to develop your understanding of issues, research findings, and knowledge related to a range of tertiary teaching and learning contexts. Relevant policies, procedures and practices will be used to further your knowledge of quality teaching and learning as well as approaches and strategies to curriculum design, assessment, and the scholarship and leadership of teaching.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$8,800$11,000

The rates shown are based on 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 4 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 0.5 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising four core units.

Course structure

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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