Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education)

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) (GCETE) is a postgraduate program 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 recognises that participants work across a range of education sectors and engage with students from a variety of age groups and demographics, including low socio-economic. Consequently, course content and structure has sufficient flexibility to enable customisation to different cohorts of participants in order to address their specific teaching contexts. Participants will be encouraged and supported to ensure that their learning relates 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

Course Fees: There are two levels of enrolment and thus differing entry requirements and fee structure.

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Program outline

Each course is delivered in 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 full details:

EDGCT5007 Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Offered:  Winter Semester (April – July)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning. Course offered as a:

  • Standard cohort (across a standard 12 week semester)
  • Extended cohort (across an extended 24 weeks)

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. Course offered as a:

  • Standard cohort (across a standard 12 week semester)

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 (April – July)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning. Course offered as a:

  • Standard cohort (across a standard 12 week semester)

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:  Summer Semester (November - February)

Delivery mode: Fully online – 15 credit points

Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning. Course offered as a:

  • Standard cohort (across a standard 12 week semester)

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

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