Master of eLearning

Effectively integrate learning and teaching theory and practice into eLearning
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Master of eLearning (MeL)

A course for the times – at a time when eLearning is becoming a critical part of educational and professional practice
HELI is proud to offer its newly accredited Master of eLearning.

Available 100% online and undertaken over 2-years full-time or 3-years part time, the Master of eLearning is specifically designed to develop the skills needed to meaningfully engage in all aspects for eLearning in both educational institutions and professional settings.

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of 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
  • Reflect on personal and practitioner performance, and the outcomes of eLearning
  • Critically review learning and teaching theory and practice

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Course details

The Master of eLearning consists of the following 11 subjects:

HEP805Learning and Teaching^Core4.1250
HEP809Learning in Professional Contexts^Core4.1250
HEP810Design Thinking for eLearning^Core4.1250
HEP907Learning Analytics^Core4.1250
HEP901Developing eLearning Resources*Core4.1250
HEP902eLearning Futures*Core4.1250
HEP905Implementing eLearning Initiatives^Core4.1250
HEP903Designing Engaged Research^Core8.250
HEP904Collaboration and Networking*Core8.250
HEP906Engaged Research Project^Core16.500
^ subject offered online and face-to-face
* subject offered online only

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

  • The course comprises 11 core subjects (including a double weighted Capstone subject).
  • Students will normally complete 800 level subjects prior to undertaking 900 level subjects.
  • Students must accrue a total of 64 credit points to be awarded the qualification.
  • The Capstone subject HEP906 will normally be the last subject taken in the course sequence. However, students who need to take HEP906 out of sequence require the approval of the Course Coordinator and will also be required to have completed HEP903.
  • Domestic students may study full-time or part-time and take all their subjects online 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 four designated (*) online subjects that are not offered face-to-face due to the intrinsically online nature of their 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 6 subjects per year and complete the course in 2 years over 8 Terms.
  • Part-time students normally complete 4 subjects per year and complete the course in 3 years over 12 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 2022 are:

31 January 2022  |  26 April 2022  |  18 July 2022 |  10 October 2022

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 Master of 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.

Course Prospectus

The Course Prospectus can be downloaded by clicking below.

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Credit for prior learning

Students who have completed subjects in HELI’s Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice will be eligible for four subjects credit into the Master of eLearning as follows:

HEP805 Teaching and Learning
HEP806 Scholarly Practice
HEP807 Design for Learning
HEP808 eLearning

Students who have completed certain TAE Training Package qualifications and meet the course entry requirements will be granted credit for prior learning as follows:

TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and TrainingHEP807 Design for Learning
TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and DevelopmentHEP807 Design for Learning
TAE80316 Graduate Certificate in Digital EducationHEP808 eLearning

Also, 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 Master of eLearning is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Provider registration number: PRV14266     Course ID: CRS1400700

The Master of eLearning is also available to international students studying in Australia: CRICOS Course ID: 102291B  

The Master of 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 132 enrolled students at any one time.