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Current Deakin Students
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This course gives you the opportunity to study core units within the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching. Enjoy the flexibility of graduating with a Graduate Certificate. Students with an existing Bachelor Degree including two teaching methods may continue into the Masters course and qualify to work in secondary schools and other youth settings.
The Graduate Certificate also offers an alternative exit for students wishing to discontinue the Masters degree.Read More
To qualify for a Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching, students will be required to complete a minimum of 4 credit points of core units and
2021 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Additional course information
Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin and website links and some print materials interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone.
The course has 15 days of supervised professional experience.
Working With Children Check (WWCC)
Students who intend to undertake professional experience in Victorian schools are required to complete a WWCC unless a copy of Victorian teacher registration is provided. Students requiring a WWCC should contact the staff listed below:
Melissa Wray - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tania Harvey - email@example.com
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
The Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching requires students to successfully complete a 15 day work placement in an educational organisation (either adult or adolescent). This placement is a hurdle requirement for the core unit ECN725.
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Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in any discipline
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever if the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
For graduate-entry initial teacher education courses, applicants may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if additional Australian professional accreditation requirements are also met.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888
This course is not accredited by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as an initial teacher qualification.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Critically analyse and apply specialist knowledge of current theories of young people’s social and cognitive development, along with theories of learning and curriculum to plan, teach, assess and reflect for effective design and innovative learning programs.
|Make critical use of professional judgement to engage in effective and inclusive interpersonal communication in order to create positive learning relationships with students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders.|
|Identify, evaluate and implement a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies to facilitate creative but safe student engagement in learning with responsible and ethical practice.|
|Identify, synthesise and critically evaluate context-specific information to make informed judgements to improve students’ learning.|
Research authentic challenges and opportunities of professional practice to develop and evaluate innovative responses through drawing on relevant literature and professional practice.
|Work and learn independently whilst participating actively and effectively as a member of the teaching profession.|
|Work collaboratively and effectively within interdisciplinary teaching teams in order to enhance professional practice of self and others.|
Exercise self-knowledge and ethical responsibility to engage effectively with diverse learners and communities in local and global contexts.
Approved by Faculty Board June 2019
* Application close dates vary. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.