Graduate Certificate of Professional Education and Training

Course summary for current students


2015 course information

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Professional Education and Training
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeE592

This course is an exit only course from 2012.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Education and Training course is a short Cloud (online) based study program offered to professional educators and trainers working or intending to work in learning and development, education and training, and human resource development roles. Typically, people are engaged in business, government, learning and development, the training sector, flexible delivery, distance education, VET in schools, or in an area that combines these. The program is modular and flexible and designed around an agreed structure and a set of guiding principles.

This course is designed to provide the postgraduate study needs of students from the adult-oriented professional education and training sector. It is highly flexible allowing participants to choose units across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students particularly need.

Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links.  Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.

Articulation to masters course

The Graduate Certificate allows fast-tracking into a masters degree. Up to 4 credit points may be granted for a completed graduate certificate taken as a fifth year of tertiary study, toward a masters degree. Direct entry to masters may be offered for a graduate certificate taken as a fourth year of tertiary study if completed at credit level or higher. Graduate certificates may be undertaken as an entry point for some courses and appellations or as an exit point after satisfactory completion of at least 4 credit points of study.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The course requires the completion of 4 credit points units chosen in consultation with the course director.

Course structure


ECN704Applied Learning: Theories and Practice

ECV704Expanding Ideas of Competency

ECV705Learning and Development in Organisations

ECV711Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts

ECV712Situated Learning At Work

ECN722Assessment in the Workplace

ECX703Teaching and Learning in An Online World

ECX712Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education

EEN706Lifelong Learning

EEN707Student and Client Centred Learning

EEN708Youth Learners in Adult Environments

EXE731Professional Learning and Development

EXE735Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations