Higher education learning and teaching

Discipline

Study higher education learning and teaching at Deakin and learn how to support and deliver professional development programs for academics through adult educators.

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40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

#1 university in Australia for educational experience*

Connect with 60,000+ online students

Top 1% of universities worldwide#

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#1 university careers service in Australia^

78,000+ high-achieving online graduates

#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction^^

Get work-ready

Elevate your teaching career with one of our practical, industry-aligned postgraduate education courses. You'll develop 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.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Study that suits your lifestyle

Our courses and programs for those with a career in the higher education sector can be studied online at Deakin's Cloud Campus. So if you're currently working, you've got the flexibility to choose when and where you study, in a way that fits around your schedule.

A world-class education

Deakin's education discipline is ranked 27th in the world by the prestigious QS World University Rankings (by subject 2019), so you can be assured that what you learn is relevant to the sector and your career.

Career opportunities

Graduates can advance their professional standing and, depending on the course, prepare for academic undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research supervision and leadership roles in higher education, particularly in universities and tertiary institutions.

Research with us

If you're interested in further study related to higher education learning and teaching, then a higher degree by research could be for you.

Learn more about researching with us

Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about our alumni postgraduate bursary

Browse other disciplines within education and teaching

Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.

*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)