Master of Digital Learning Leadership

Postgraduate coursework

A Master of Digital Learning Leadership is specifically designed for experienced professionals wanting to progress in their career.

Key facts

Duration

2 to 2.5 years part-time

Campuses

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2019 close 3 November 2019
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 23 February 2020

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

The Master of Digital Learning Leadership is designed for experienced professionals seeking to progress their career through a postgraduate qualification. The course will suit those working in the fields of digital learning and emerging technologies in higher education who seek recognition for their prior learning, skills, demonstrated expertise and extensive experience through a combination of professional practice credentials and coursework units.  The course offers educators, learning designers and educational resource managers a credible and validated approach to optimising prior learning and workplace experience to accelerate achievement of the course learning outcomes.  The course recognises the rapid pace of innovation in digital learning environments, and the skills required by educational professionals amid constant change. Employability skills are validated and endorsed through a final holistic assessment activity that requires students to demonstrate their expertise.

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Digital Learning Leadership, a student must successfully complete:

  • 4 credit points
  • 10 Professional Practice credentials and
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Introductory Units

  • Digital Learning, Design and Assessment EEE726
  • Research Design Development and Method EDX701
  • Credentials

    Learn more about the details of each credential (PDF, 14.9MB)

    Students must complete ten Professional Practice credentials.

    Students must successfully complete 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 5 years
    Digital Learning Professional Expertise 2 (Deep) CRXDD-A1 5 years
    Critical thinking CRCRI-A1 5 years
    Communication CRCOM-A1 5 years
    Digital literacy CRDIL-A1 5 years
    Innovation CRINN-A1 5 years
    Problem solving CRPSV-A1 5 years
    Teamwork CRTWK-A1 5 years
    Self Management CRSMA-A1 5 years
    Global citizenship CRGCZ-A1 5 years

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

    Research Units

  • Research Paper A EDX703
  • Research Paper B EDX704
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Digital Learning Leadership
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    E798
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    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 9.

    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

    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.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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

    Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.

    Admission is based on:

    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 is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. 

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated fee rate

    $9,800 tuition fees plus $4,950 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 four credit points of study and ten 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.

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    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.

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    How to apply

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    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


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    Entry pathways

    If your circumstances change, you can exit the Masters with a Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership and graduate on successful completion of the requirements for that course.

    Contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

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    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    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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