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Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching)

Postgraduate coursework

Progress your career in tertiary education and enhance your understanding of teaching and learning. Graduate ready to meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year part-time

Locations

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2024 have closed

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

Course overview

The course is designed for both new/early career and experienced teachers/academics who wish to consolidate their knowledge, skills and capabilities in relation to designing and teaching effective learning programs, creating and sustaining digitally enriched, supportive learning environments, developing and implementing effective approaches to feedback and assessment, and engaging in productive evaluation and professional learning.

The course has been developed to reflect the essential teaching capabilities required to be an effective educator who meets the learning needs of diverse learners in a broad range of higher education disciplinary contexts.

The Course Learning Outcomes, learning activities and authentic assessments have been carefully designed to practice and demonstrate achievement against key dimensions of Fellow in the Higher Education Academy, and provides a scaffolded mechanism for graduates to achieve this level of international recognition of their teaching capabilities and practice.

Learning experiences in the course have also been developed using Deakin's Cloud First principles to enable students to experience firsthand the digitally enabled modes of learning that are afforded by 21st Century digital learning technologies. On successful completion of the assessments in the course, Deakin academics will be eligible to receive a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). For those students who are external to Deakin University, the successful completion of the assessments in the course will provide them with the evidence required to support an application to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Course information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching)
Year

2024 course information

Deakin code
E510
Level
Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Approval status

The course is approved by the University pursuant to 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.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching), students must attain 4 credit points.

The course comprises a total of 4 credit points including:

  • 4 credit points of core units (EEE740, EEE741, EEE742, EEE743)
  • DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.

  • Designing and Teaching Student-Centred Learning Programs in Higher Education
  • Designing and Implementing Assessment for Learning in Higher Education
  • Establishing Effective and Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education
  • Transforming Professional Teaching Practice Through Scholarship in Higher Education
  • Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 (part-time only) - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Trimester 2 (part-time) - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Trimester 3 (part-time only) - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Online

    Note: This course replaces the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching (E575) from Trimester 1 2020.

    Additional course information

    Course duration

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

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

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    Entry requirements

    Admission criteria

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher
    • at least two years’ relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    Admissions information

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    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $2,222 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

    Learn more about fees.

    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.

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    The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:

    • does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
    • does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 10% Deakin alumni discount);
    • assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if recognition of prior learning is granted;
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    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    Careers

    Career outcomes

    As a graduate of this course, you will advance your professional understanding and be prepared for academic undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research supervision and for leadership roles in higher education, particularly in universities and tertiary institutions.

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT'

    Professional recognition

    On successful completion of the assessments in the course, Deakin academics will receive a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    For those students/learners who are external to Deakin University, the successful completion of the assessments in the course will provide them with the evidence required to support an application to the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy (UKHEA).

    For more information visit: Deakin Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships or UK Higher Education Academy.

    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

    Acquire and apply advanced and specialised knowledge of the theories and practices of contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and methods of assessment and feedback for learning and teaching in higher education context

    Communication

    Employ a range of oral and written communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to convey complex knowledge and concepts to diverse audiences as required of a teacher and scholar in higher education

    Digital literacy

    Select and employ a range of digital technologies and data sources to search, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within the practice and scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education

    Critical thinking

    Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise complex ideas and make informed judgements to improve learning and teaching in higher education

    Problem solving

    Use specialist knowledge and cognitive skills to analyse and review key drivers, challenges and trends impacting higher education, identify implications for teaching, professional practice and scholarship by drawing on relevant theories of learning and recommend a range of approaches and solutions

    Self-management

    Apply inquiry-based approach to critical self-reflection of professional and academic practice in higher education, learning and teaching, and commit to continued critical evaluation and transformation of professional practice in higher education

    Global citizenship

    Apply ethical and professional standards to engage with key challenges in teaching and learning globally and inclusively, within diverse socioeconomic, cultural and faith-based contexts

    Approved by Faculty Board 2019

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