Who are Professional Practice degrees for?
Professional Practice degrees are designed for experienced professionals who are looking for formal recognition of the extensive experience, skills and knowledge they've gained through their line of work. These professionals may either have no formal qualifications, or an undergraduate degree that's no longer relevant to their field of practice.
Advance your career with a Professional Practice degree
Deakin's Master of Professional Practice degrees are the first of their kind for experienced professionals looking for an innovative and flexible way to gain a master's degree.
How do these degrees work?
Delivered as flexible online programs, Professional Practice degrees are ideally suited to the busy professional.
Students undertaking Professional Practice courses gain their degree through a combination of Professional Practice credentialing and coursework units. These include:
- introductory units that provide you with the insight, knowledge and tools to complete the qualification
- successful attainment of Professional Practice credentials by providing portfolio evidence of specific course learning outcomes at the required level
- a capstone unit where you complete a professional project that demonstrates your expertise and contributes to your field in a meaningful way.
You'll receive Deakin-certified credentials to bolster your professional profile and give your employer, and future employers, confidence that you have a globally recognised set of skills.
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Choose a Professional Practice degree
Find out more about Deakin's Professional Practice degrees that are available now, as well as those that we'll be launching soon.
Master of Information Technology Leadership
For experienced IT professionals looking to gain a master's-level qualification.
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Leadership
Ideal for experienced IT professionals looking for a graduate certificate qualification.
Master of Leadership
Designed for experienced professionals who've completed the Graduate Certificate of Leadership, or who meet the additional entry requirements for this course.
Graduate Certificate of Leadership
Suitable for professionals who'd like to build on their leadership skills and apply their knowledge straightaway in the workplace.
Master of Digital Learning Leadership
The course will suit those working in the fields of digital learning and emerging technologies who seek recognition for their prior learning, skills, demonstrated expertise and extensive experience.
Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership
The course offers professional educators a validated, practice-based model of learning that will match developing capabilities in digital learning with opportunities for career development in the field.
Master of Professional Practice (Engineering)
Designed for experienced engineering professionals seeking further career advancement.
Deakin's postgraduate course guide 2021
Explore our Professional Practice courses using our comprehensive postgraduate course guide.
Professional Practice credentials
Deakin’s Professional Practice credentials offer a new way to recognise the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through learning, work and experience. Credentials are offered at five levels and are suited to a range of professionals, from those early in their career to those with significant experience.