Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) is designed for participants working in an academic or academic support role in higher education. The online course enhances the student learning experience by transforming teaching approaches, practice and innovation through the use of technology and design. It addresses innovative and flexible ways of learning and teaching in contemporary tertiary learning environments, and contributes to a professional culture of scholarship through the use and promotion of research. The course provides students with the ability to evidence their capabilities and assists them to demonstrate capacity to meet criteria when applying for vacancies or promotion.

The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) is a highly innovative and interactive online course designed to enhance learning and teaching practice in higher education. Designed for new and experienced teaching staff, it focuses on providing flexibility for participants through the use of online learning environments. This course is offered by the Learning Transformations Unit.

All units emphasise reflection, evaluation and evidence-based teaching practice.

Career opportunities

The course provides academic staff, employed in universities, with the ability to evidence their capabilities in teaching at the higher education level and assists them to demonstrate their capacity to meet teaching criteria when applying for vacancies or making an application for promotion.

Aims and objectives

The course aims to enhance the student learning experience by transforming teaching approaches and practices including the use of innovative technologies. In particular it aims to enable participants to:

  • Analyse the changing nature of knowledge and knowledge construction for learning and teaching in higher education
  • Evaluate pedagogical models and frameworks and their application in designing for learning within the context of changing global environments and diverse student cohorts
  • Design and develop effective digital first learning environments, learning activities and assessment tasks to support and enhance learning
  • Demonstrate capacity for scholarship and reflexivity to inform practice and effect evidence based change

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
9,600 Per Year
Read more9,600 total for 2022
27 Feb 2023
31 Jul 2023
4 semesters
Self study / online (without attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification (AQF Level 7) in any discipline
  • Be employed in an academic or academic support role in a tertiary environment

Non-standard entry

Applicants without a formal qualification but with at least five years' relevant work experience in an academic or academic support role in a tertiary environment, will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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