Higher education learning and teaching


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

Choose a course that will get you 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 (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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


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.

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.

Discover the education and teaching course for you

Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.

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#1 in Australia for education and educational research*

Deakin is ranked #5 globally and #1 in Australia for education and educational research by U.S. News and World Report, a global authority in education rankings. You can be assured that what you learn at Deakin is relevant to the sector and your career.

Study that suits your lifestyle

Study that suits your lifestyle

Our courses and programs for those with a career in the higher education sector can be studied online. 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.

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.

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*U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities Subject Rankings 2022–2023