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Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching

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What is a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching?

A Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching focuses on current theories and methods of education, emphasising blended approaches to learning. It delivers a student-centred approach to curriculum design and delivery, stronger communication and the ability to execute education research programs.
This course is unique in its ‘practice-first’ approach, and in the depth of learning about the higher education context. You will collaborate and innovate with a group of likeminded peers through the online learning environment, and through innovative folio and project-based assessment tasks. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia.

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Learning outcomes

  • Learn theories and practices surrounding contemporary teaching and curriculum design.
  • Explore behaviours that can help define and overcome obstacles to learning.
  • Use various technologies to research and deliver educational material.
  • Analyse and review influences, trends and challenges impacting higher education.
Study mode
Online
Campus locations*
Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
Full-time: 5 months Part-time: 11 months Accelerated: 3 months
Start date
12 Sep 2022
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

After completing a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, you will have evidence of your capacity to work at the higher education level. It will give you the opportunity to advance your professional practice, help you stand out from your peers and place you in a favourable position for promotion.

Career paths

  • Tertiary teaching roles
  • Academic administrative roles
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Educational consultancy
  • Staff development, mentoring and coaching
  • Career paths
    • Tertiary teaching roles
    • Academic administrative roles
    • Curriculum design and development
    • Educational consultancy
    • Staff development, mentoring and coaching

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

4 Core subjects
  • Academic Contexts and Professional Identities | GCLT400
    In this subject, students will explore, analyse and interpret key learning theories relevant to the higher education context, and participate actively in a range of contemporary teaching approaches as part of a community of practice. A focus within the subject will be the application of these theories to students’ own practice as higher education practitioners and their professional identities and aspirations. Students will begin to consider issues, challenges and opportunities within their professional contexts, and plan for their ongoing development.
  • Digital Technologies in Learning and Teaching | GCLT401
    In this subject, students will engage with a range of digital technologies designed for use in higher education learning and teaching contexts. Students will experience these technologies from a dual perspective: as a learner, and as a teacher/facilitator in a higher education context. In both roles, students will approach digital technologies from a critical perspective, exploring the opportunities and limitations provided by these technologies. Alongside this exploration, students will also engage with key theories and practices for teaching in an online environment, ensuring that their practical explorations are informed by broader discourses of technology in higher education.
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment in Higher Education | GCLT402
    In this subject, students reflect on their understanding of the key activities involved in designing curriculum and assessing learning in higher education. Students will explore the design of curriculum with regard to the provision of clear and appropriate learning outcomes and the alignment of learning activities. Assessment, both summative and formative, will be investigated as part of this process of design. This subject draws upon a community of practice approach, with students sharing learning and best practice by networking among facilitators, peers and the wider educational community. By fostering this community of practice, students begin the journey of lifelong learning that will equip them to instruct changing, diverse audiences.
  • Scholarly Teaching in Action | GCLT403
    In this subject, students will plan and implement a small-scale innovation aimed at improving their teaching, drawing on challenge-based learning principles. Enacting strategies to resolve challenges means learning is an active, social process of collaboration characterised by dynamic interaction between the challenge, the facilitator and their learners, immersed within the learning environment. Potential links with action research and facilitator/mentor support are elaborated during a reflective process.
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As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure long-term success in your career. Our academics are highly qualified and will support you in every step of your study.
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Domestic entry requirements, fees and scholarships


Fees: Domestic students

Fees
Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.
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Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
  • Domestic fees

    Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.

    Download domestic fees PDF

  • FEE-HELP
    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    View more info on fees

Scholarships: Domestic students

We’re serious about supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer the opportunity to earn a reduction in your course fees, so you can focus on getting into a career you’ll love.

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below
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Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent; and
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Students must be ‘teaching’ in a tertiary classroom - as broadly as that may be interpreted.

Relevant professional experience includes those who are currently working in education-related fields and teachers holding alternative qualifications.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

How to apply: Domestic students

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Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

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Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.

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Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits

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  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

    Torrens University Australia is a full-fee paying institution. To find out more, visit Tuition Fees.

    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/.

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

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