Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership

Postgraduate coursework

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership offers professional educators a practice-based model of learning. Apply now.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

1 to 1.5 years part time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leaderhship offers experienced educators a validated, practice-based model of learning that warrants their capabilities in digital. It is suitable for those with significant professional experience relevant to digital learning contexts, including those without an undergraduate degree in the domain.

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Course structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership, a student must successfully complete:

  • 2 credit points in coursework units
  • 4 Professional Practice credentials and
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Introductory Unit

  • Digital Learning, Design and Assessment EEE726
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    Credentials

    Learn more about the details of each credential (PDF, 9.7MB)

    Students must successfully the following Professional Practice credentials based on evidence from their own professional practice. The credentials may be attempted separately or simultaneously and are assessed by an assessment panel that includes both academic and industry representatives.

    Credential Code Must have been achieved with the previous*
    Digital Learning Professional Expertise 1 (Broad) CRXBD-A1  3 years
    Communication CRCOM-A1 5 years
    Critical thinking CRCRI-A1 5 years
    Digital literacy CRDIL-A1 5 years

    *Applicants who have not satisfied the AQF level requirement, or who have successfully achieved the credential but not within the required timeframe may be permitted to seek re-credentialing.

    Capstone Unit

  • Cloud and Online Learning Practice EDE798
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    E598
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    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

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

       

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud

       

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit. The time required to prepare evidence for credential assessment varies based on the student's existing documentation. 

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    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

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
    • At least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated fee rate

    $4,900 tuition fees plus $1,980 for Professional Practice Credentials
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    The course includes a combination of tuition fees for two credit points of study and four Professional Practice Credentials.

    Professional Practice degrees are designed for those who wish to be credentialed for outcomes towards which they have already made significant progress through their extensive experience in a relevant professional field.

    Scholarship 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.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    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.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

    Apply now

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the International postgraduate online study applications page.

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal, or by email. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 358 KB
    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the International postgraduate online study applications page.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Entry pathways

    This course been specifically designed to provide an entry pathway into the Master of Digital Learning Leadership.

    Frequently asked questions

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    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

    Capacity to use advanced technologies and specialised knowledge to create effective and engaging learning experiences across a wide range of disciplines and contexts

    Communication

    Using advanced design, analytics, visualisation, and instructional approaches to create accessible and engaging digital learning experiences 

    Digital literacy

    Create compelling digital learning solutions using a range of channels appropriate to the users’ device and location 

    Critical thinking

    Systematically investigate and critically evaluate new technologies, methodologies and theories of learning and teaching in online environments

    Problem solving

    Apply advanced problem solving skills to conceptualise, design, construct, test and validate innovative digital learning solutions 

    Self-management

    Sustain self-directed professional development to keep pace with innovation and actively transfer advanced theory and skills into the creation of effective digital learning and teaching solutions 

    Teamwork

    Use advanced technologies and media for professional collaboration and improve the individual and group learning and teaching experience 

    Global citizenship

    Develop and manage learning strategies and systems sensitive to the ethical, social and cultural contexts and different user requirements 

    Approved by Faculty Board October 2016

     


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