Graduate Certificate in eLearning

Technology is transforming the way we educate ...
The Graduate Certificate of eLearning (GCeL)
prepares you to enter the world of eLearning
Develop innovative eLearning solutions
Devise effective communication using a range of media
Work effectively in elearning; academic or workplace learning and development settings

Graduate Certificate in eLearning (GCeL)

A course for the times – at a time when eLearning is becoming a critical part of educational and professional practice.

Available 100% online and undertaken over 6-months full-time or 1-year part time, the Graduate Certificate in eLearning is specifically designed to develop the introductory skills needed to meaningfully engage in eLearning in both educational institutions and professional settings.

Three subjects in this course are also offered face-to-face at HELI’s Melbourne campus.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in eLearning will be able to:

  • Integrate learning and teaching theory and practice into eLearning environments
  • Develop innovative eLearning solutions
  • Direct learning in eLearning environments
  • Devise effective communication utilising a range of media

Apply Online

You can lodge an application online for the Graduate Certificate in eLearning by filling out the form below.


Course details

The Graduate Certificate in eLearning consists of the following 4 subjects:

HEP805Learning and Teaching^Core4.125None
HEP809Learning in Professional Contexts^Core4.125None
HEP810Design Thinking for eLearning^Core4.125None
^ available online and face-to-face
* available online only

The following rules of progression, prerequisites and compulsory requirements apply to this course:

  • The course comprises 4 core subjects.
  • Students will normally complete HEP805 prior to taking HEP808.
  • Students must accrue a total of 16 credit points to be awarded the qualification.
  • Domestic students may complete the course fully on-line or opt to undertake designated subjects (^) face-to-face at HELI’s Melbourne campus.
  • Onshore international students (studying on a student visa) must study full-time face-to-face with the exception of the one designated (*) online subject that is not offered face-to-face due to the intrinsically online nature of the subject content.
  • Offshore international students will complete the course 100% online and may study full-time or part-time.
  • Full-time students (including onshore international students) normally complete the course in 6 months over 2 Terms.
  • Part-time students normally complete the course in 1 year over 4 Terms.

Students are normally expected to undertake the course in the sequence detailed in the table above.

Each subject is delivered over a study period of 10 weeks which includes 9 weeks of structured activities and 1 week for finalising and submitting assessments. Each subject has 4 hours of structured educator-directed activities per week and you should allow an average of 8 hours per week of self-directed activities for reading, additional study and preparing assessment tasks.

Details of subject aims, content and assessment tasks can be found via the subject code in the table above.

When can I start?

There are four intakes a year, one each quarter, so there is no need to wait to enrol.

Start dates for 2023 are:

30 January 2023  |  24 April 2023  |  17 July 2023 |  9 October 2023

See the current Academic Calendars.

Tuition fees

The schedule of tuition fees payable for each subject are published on our website for each academic year.

Tuition fees are subject to review and may change over the duration of a course.

Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP assistance in order to help pay all or part of their tuition fees.

Course admission requirements

Applicants for this course must provide evidence that they hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent or higher) in any discipline (subject to verification).

Applicants whose highest qualification was not delivered in English must demonstrate English equivalency by providing evidence of one of the following:

  1. Academic IELTS: 6.5 or higher overall, with no band lower than 6.0; OR
  2. IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; OR
  3. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180; OR
  4. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a with a writing and speaking minimum score of 169; OR
  5. PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50; OR
  6. English For Academic Purposes Level 2 (EAP 2): Upper Intermediate ‘A’ grade or higher with IELTS 6.5 requirement.

Apply online

You can lodge an application online for the Graduate Certificate in eLearning by clicking below.

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Further information

As all or part of this course (depending on the mode of study you choose) is delivered online you will need to have access to an electronic device (such as a laptop, tablet or smart phone) with internet access to successfully undertake this course.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the documents on the Important Information page before submitting an application to undertake the course as they contain important information of your rights and obligations and our obligations to you.

If you have any questions about this course please feel free to contact our admissions officers at: [email protected] providing your preferred contact details and we will get back to you as soon as practical.

Applications for the course can be made at any time.

Credit for prior learning

If you have completed formal studies in a similar area or have extensive work experience you may be eligible for credit for prior learning.

The Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedure can be found on the Important Information page along with an application form.

If you wish to apply for credit then it is highly recommended that this is done at the time of application for admission.


HELI is a registered Institute of Higher Education under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Act 2011 and the Graduate Certificate in eLearning is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Provider registration number: PRV14266     Course ID: CRS1401206

The Graduate Certificate in eLearning is available to international students studying in Australia: CRICOS Course ID: 110068J

The Graduate Certificate in eLearning is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework

Graduate Attributes

Through this course HELI is committed to graduating professional practitioners who through their life and work will strive to be:

Humane: professionals who are compassionate, who communicate and work collegially and respectfully with awareness of cultural diversity and sensitivities.

Ethical: professionals who exercise social responsibility and accountability, and manage challenges and uncertainty with integrity and professional confidence.

Leaders: practitioners who actively contribute to best practice in their professional community and guide the development of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise through scholarly activities.

Inspiring: practitioners who influence others through their innovative, critical and independent thinking and who continue to learn throughout life.

Student orientation

Following enrolment and prior to commencing the course, students are given access to a comprehensive Student Orientation and Study Support Guide in HELI’s Canvas LMS. The program introduces students to various aspects of studying with HELI, including how to access support, how to use the Canvas LMS, how to access the HELI Digital Library, study techniques and tips, and other important information.

Student support

All HELI staff are available to support you, both before you enrol and following your enrolment. You can contact us on 1300 00 4354 (1300 00 HELI) or alternatively HELI’s Student Support Officer is available by emailing [email protected].

After enrolment you can contact the Student Support Officer via the Canvas LMS or on-campus (depending on your mode of study).

Our support services cover academic issues, study assistance, help with personal / social issues, special needs assistance and hardship related issues.

Intellectual Property

HELI makes no claim to ownership of intellectual property created by students in the course of their studies.

Student representation

Students are represented on HELI’s Academic Quality Committee (AQC) to provide input about the learning and teaching environment and any other matters that directly, or indirectly, affect students. This provides a mechanism for students to participate in the academic decision-making processes of the Institute.

A graduate of the Institute is nominated as a member of the Academic Board.

The Dean will contact students and alumni directly regarding membership of the AQC and Academic Board. 

Indicative student numbers 

Indicative student numbers for this course are 80 enrolled students at any one time.