Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice (GradCertHEd)

Duration

6 Months Full-time or
1 Year Part-Time

Study Mode

Online and partly face-to-face options available

Subjects

4 Subjects

Intakes

26 April 2022 | 18 July 2022 | 10 October 2022

Domestic Student Fees

$2,650 p/subject FEE-HELP
and CSP available
(subject to availability)

Accreditation

Accredited by TEQSA and recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework

Increase your skills and understanding of teaching in higher education to ensure you meet the standards.

Available 100% online or partly face-to-face (Three (3) subjects in this course are also offered face-to-face at HELI’s Melbourne campus) and undertaken over 6 months full-time or 1 year part time, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice is specifically designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of academic practice in the higher education sector. Graduates of this course will be able to reflect critically on their educational practice; explore scholarship and research related to higher education learning and teaching; construct effective pedagogies drawn from best practice principles; and understand the nature and purposes of higher education course and assessment design to enhance delivery and the achievement of student learning outcomes.

 

Course Overview

Increase your skills and understanding of teaching in higher education to ensure you meet the standards.

Available 100% online or partly face-to-face (Three (3) subjects in this course are also offered face-to-face at HELI’s Melbourne campus) and undertaken over 6 months full-time or 1 year part time, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice is specifically designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of academic practice in the higher education sector. Graduates of this course will be able to reflect critically on their educational practice; explore scholarship and research related to higher education learning and teaching; construct effective pedagogies drawn from best practice principles; and understand the nature and purposes of higher education course and assessment design to enhance delivery and the achievement of student learning outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course graduates will be able to:

  • Apply an advanced, systematic, and coherent body of knowledge of good practice in independent higher education providers and universities, with cognitive skills to understand the quantitative and qualitative aspects of effective academic practice.
  • Critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant academic practice information for effective decision-making and to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems and challenges.
  • Apply specialised technical and creative skills to teach within a complex and multi-faceted higher education provider and monitor the achievement of stakeholder performance targets and outcomes.
  • Communicate complex knowledge, concepts, ideas, and skills clearly and succinctly including through the full range of communication media.
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in relation to complex and diverse academic practice issues through initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating based on informed judgements.
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for personal performance outcomes and for the overall performance outcomes of relevant stakeholders.

Course Content

HEP805 – Teaching and Learning
HEP806 – Scholarship
HEP807 – Design for Learning
HEP808 – eLearning
By successfully completing all four subjects you will be eligible to graduate with the award of Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice.

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 by the Course Coordinator).

Students may study from anywhere in the world, however, applicants whose highest qualification was not delivered in English must demonstrate English equivalency by providing evidence of one of the following:

1. IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each module; OR
2. IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score of 79 with Listening section minimum of 12, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Writing 21; OR
3. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, minimum score of 180; OR
4. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each module: OR
5. PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a minimum of 50 in each module.

As participants will be investigating their own teaching practices and contexts, it is highly desirable that applicants are already engaged in tertiary teaching in some way.

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 your online Expression of Interest 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.

Expressions of Interest to apply for the course can be made at any time.