Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education)

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) (GCETE) is a postgraduate program (AQF 8) delivered through the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP). This program is suited to academic teaching staff, professional staff working directly within a tertiary learning and teaching capacity (for example, librarians, learning designers, learning skills advisers), and those looking to move into higher education teaching. The purpose of this program is to provide participants with contemporary learning and teaching practices to complement the industry and/or research expertise they bring to the higher education setting.

The program content provides a foundation on which to develop quality pedagogies, in a range of tertiary teaching environments, supported by evidence, research and scholarly practice. Learning activities and assessments support the creation of contemporary and relevant learning and teaching practices for use in current and future courses. Examples include: course design, assessment, online and blended learning, student engagement, learning partnerships, academic pathways, and the scholarship of learning and teaching. Participants will be encouraged and supported to relate their learning directly to their workplace and areas of speciality.

Overview

Target group: Anyone with a bachelor's degree or equivalent, currently or wanting to teach in the tertiary education sector

Program entry: This is an postgraduate award program that requires participants to enrol as a student of the university. The program is available to domestic applicants only.  Program code: TK4

Staff Study Scholarships: A staff study scholarship is available to eligible Federation University employees to cover 100% of course tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded to eligible staff members, for an individual semester of study.  Staff must reapply for each semester of study they undertake within the GCETE. For full details on eligibility criteria, application criteria and scholarship terms and conditions, download:

Program Details: Full details of the GCETE program can be found on the Federation University Program Finder

Course outlines

Each course is delivered in six modules. Learning and communicative activities are designed to enable participants to shape their learning to suit their learning contexts and teaching settings.  Click each of the headings below for a summary of details:

EDGCT5007 Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Offered:  Winter Semester (May – August) and Summer Semester (November – February)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: offered over 15 weeks (12 weeks teaching and 3 weeks self-study). Equates to 10 hours of learning per week.

Topics include:

  • Tertiary learning and teaching paradigms
  • Constructive alignment
  • Dynamics of learning
  • Dynamics of assessment
  • Dynamics of teaching
  • Enhancing practice through review

EDGCT5008 Professional Practice in Tertiary Teaching

Offered:  Summer Semester (November - February)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning, offered over 15 weeks (12 weeks teaching and 3 weeks self-study). Equates to 10 hours of learning per week.

Prerequisite: EDGCT5007

Topics include:

  • Online learning and teaching
  • Blended learning and teaching
  • Students as partners
  • Teachers as partners
  • Communities as partners
  • The bigger picture

EDGCT5009 Contemporary Issues in Tertiary Teaching

Offered:  Winter Semester (May – August)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning, offered over 15 weeks (12 weeks teaching and 3 weeks self-study). Equates to 10 hours of learning per week.

Topics include:

  • Student engagement, retention and success
  • Student diversity and equity
  • Quality assessment practices
  • Teaching with impact
  • The academic role
  • Academic progression

EDGCT5010 Tertiary Teacher as Researcher and Practitioner

Offered:  Winter Semester (May – August) and Summer Semester (November - February) – Pending enrolments

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning, offered over 15 weeks (12 weeks teaching and 3 weeks self-study). Equates to 10 hours of learning per week.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to scholarship of learning and teaching (SoLT)
  • Using SoLT in learning and teaching practices
  • Exploring SoLT streams
  • SoLT based investigations
  • Disseminating SoLT findings
  • Tertiary teacher-researcher-practitioner

Enrolment - next intake

Additional information

Contact: Tulsa Andrews – Program Coordinator, via email t.andrews@federation.edu.au or phone (03) 5327 9654.