Graduate Certificate of Higher Education

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
CampusCloud (online)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Arts and Education

Tel 03 9246 8100  or  03 5227 1359

Email artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Lyn Harrison, +61 3 522 71494, lyn.harrison@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code E570

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Higher Education 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.

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.

Course rules

In keeping with University regulations, in order to be eligible for the award, students must successfully complete half of the units at Deakin University.  If students are awarded 3 units of credit transfer and recognition, they may choose one of two options:

  • to complete one unit and be awarded a certificate of completion for the unit; or
  • to refuse one unit of credit transfer and recognition, successfully complete two units, and so be eligible for the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education award.

Course structure

For students enrolling from 2008 only.

The course comprises one compulsory core unit and three elective units taken by coursework only or one of the coursework with research paper pathways.

Coursework units only pathway

Compulsory core unit

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education [Formerly EEE710]

and

Three elective units from:

EEE712The Strategic Academic

EEE714The Scholarship of Teaching

EEE715Doctoral Supervision

EEE716  Specialist Studies in Tertiary Teaching and Learning (Final year of offer 2013.)

EEE717The Student Experience in Higher Education

Note:

(i) EEE715 offered trimester 3.

(ii) EEE730 offered in trimester 2 and trimester 3

One research unit pathway

Compulsory core unit

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education [Formerly EEE710]

and

EEE714The Scholarship of Teaching

and

One research unit

EEE718Research Paper - Scholarship of Teaching A

and

One elective unit from:

EEE712The Strategic Academic

EEE715Doctoral Supervision

EEE716  Specialist Studies in Tertiary Teaching and Learning (Final year of offer 2013.)

EEE717The Student Experience in Higher Education

Note:

(i) EEE715 offered trimester 3.

(ii) EEE730 offered in trimester 2 and trimester 3

Two research units pathway

Compulsory core unit

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education [formerly EEE710]

and

EEE714The Scholarship of Teaching

and

Two Research units

EEE718Research Paper - Scholarship of Teaching A

EEE719Research Paper - Scholarship of Teaching B

Note:

(i) EEE730 students are required to attend a 2 day residential.

(ii) EEE730 offered in trimester 2 and trimester 3 

Course structure

For students who commenced prior to 2008.

The course comprises four units of study selected from:

Trimester 3

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education [Formerly EEE710]

Trimester 1

EEE712The Strategic Academic

EEE716  Specialist Studies in Tertiary Teaching and Learning (Final year of offer 2013.)

EEE717The Student Experience in Higher Education

Trimester 2

EEE730Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Higher Education [Formerly EEE710]

EEE714The Scholarship of Teaching

Trimester 3

EEE715Doctoral Supervision

Notes:

(i) EEE730 students are required to attend a 2 day residential.

(ii) Continuing students who have completed EEE711 or EEE713 may enrol in EEE730 [Formerly EEE710]. Continuing students who have completed both EEE711 and EEE713 are ineligible to enrol in EEE730[Formerly EEE710].

(ii) EEE730 offered in trimester 2 and trimester 3 


Articulation to Masters course

The Graduate Certificate may articulate with either a Master of Education or Master of Professional Education and Training depending on applicant's qualifications.

Teaching methods

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


 

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