English language requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
2 to 2.5 years part time
Current Deakin Students
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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.Read More
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)
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.
You will have six months to complete a credential from the time of enrolment.
|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|
|Digital literacy||CRDIL-A1||5 years|
|Problem solving||CRPSV-A1||5 years|
|Self Management||CRSMA-A1||5 years|
|Cultural Engagement||CRCEN-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.
^ Previously coded as CRTWK-A1
~ Previously coded as CRGCZ-A1
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 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 campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud campus
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Cloud campus
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.
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.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.
Admission is based on:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline plus five years relevant professional experience
- Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership
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 your responsibility to ensure that you have the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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
Fees and scholarships
Estimated fee rate: $9,900 tuition fees plus $4,950 for Professional Practice Credentials
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. 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.
Learn more about tuition fees.
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.
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 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
How to apply
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.
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|
|Using advanced design, analytics, visualisation, and instructional approaches to create accessible and engaging digital learning experiences|
|Create compelling digital learning solutions using a range of channels appropriate to the users’ device and location|
|Systematically investigate and critically evaluate new technologies, methodologies and theories of learning and teaching in online environments|
Apply advanced problem solving skills to conceptualise, design, construct, test and validate innovative digital learning solutions
|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|
|Use advanced technologies and media for professional collaboration and improve the individual and group learning and teaching experience|
|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