Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
This course offers relevant professional learning to qualified teachers who seek to move into, or who already occupy, leadership, coordination, specialist or professional development positions in school systems, or who seek to move from school education to other education and training sectors.
Students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of study. Four units are taken from a combination of generic and specialist units chosen in consultation with the course coordinator.
This course is highly flexible, allowing participants to choose units
across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students
ECA708 Directions in Arts Education: Theoretical Perspectives
ECA709 Directions in Arts Education: Contemporary Issues
ECC706 Curriculum Administration and Computer Based Technologies
ECC707 Curriculum Inquiry and Action
ECC708 Issues and Debates in Curriculum and Schooling
ECL751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom
ECL752 Innovation in Language Curriculum
ECL753 Linguistics for Language Teaching
ECL756 Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching
ECL773 Learning Global English in Diverse Social Contexts
ECL774 Learning An Additional Language
ECL775 Intercultural Communication
ECM704 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration
ECM705 School Cultures and Contexts
ECN704 Applied Learning
ECV704 Curriculum and Competencies
ECV712 Situated Learning At Work
ECX703 e-Learning Technologies and Media
ECX711 Foundations of Flexible, Online and Distance Education
ECX712 Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education
ECX713 Learner and Organisational Support in Flexible Online and Distance Education
EEG701 International Schooling
EEG702 Professional Learning in International Contexts
EEG703 Teaching and Learning in International Schools
EEG704 Curriculum and Assessment in International Schools
EEI701 Learning Disabilities: Identification and Teaching Strategies
EEI702 Diversity, Difference and Socially-Just Schooling
EEI715 Teaching Social Behaviour
EEL700 New Literacies in the Media Age
EEL701 Professional Learning and Literacy
EEL702 Literacy and Students with Special Educational Needs
EEN706 Lifelong Learning
ESH707 School Sport and Society
ESH709 Curriculum Issues in Health and Physical Education
ESH710 Teaching and Learning in Health and Physical Education
ESM701 Teaching Mathematics Successfully
ESM704 Problem Solving and Modelling
ESM733 Exploring Space and Number
ESP701 Education and Development of Exceptional Learners
ESS712 Science Education and Contemporary Culture
ESS715 Trends and Issues in Environmental Education
EST704 Games, New Media and Education
EST705 Learning in Playful Environments
(i) EEL700, ESM701, EST704 and EST705 are wholly online units
(ii) ECA708, EEL702, ESM733 and ESS715 offered in alternate years 2009, 2011
(iii) ECA709, EEL700, ESM704 and ESS712 offered in alternate years 2010, 2012
(iv) EEI702 commences 2010
(v) Specialist units are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
Generic units focus on general contemporary educational issues. Each generic unit may be tailored toward the specialist interests of the student.
EXE731 Advancing Professional Development
EXE732 Social Justice and Difference
EXE733 Assessing Learning
EXE734 New Technologies in Education and Training
EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability
EXE736 Knowledge, Learning and Learners
EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations
EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts
EXE739 Internationalising the Curriculum
EXE740 Independent Reading Study
(i) EXE734 is a wholly online unit in Trimester 1
(ii) Generic units offered in on-campus mode are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
Students receive instructional materials through Deakin Studies Online, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of Deakin Studies Online, email and telephone links.
Articulation to masters course
The Graduate Certificate allows fast tracking into the masters degree. Up to 4 credit points may be granted for a completed graduate certificate taken as a fifth year of tertiary study toward a masters degree.
Direct entry to masters may be offered for a graduate certificate taken as a fourth year of tertiary study if completed at credit level or higher.
Specialist and generic units
This course is highly flexible, allowing students to choose specialist and generic units from across the range on offer to build individual strengths in specialism, skills and knowledge. Any of the specialist units can be included to develop a specialist stream such as EEG701 and EEG702 for International Schooling or EST704 and EST705 for Information Technology Education.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide
Admission requirements - specific
The normal minimum educational requirement is:
* three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to an approved teaching qualification, or
* three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to at least three years of teaching experience.
In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7 for on campus study but for oncampus study an overall IELTS score of 6.5 in each band is accepted.
Special entry is also available and assessed at the time of application.
Advanced standing - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
Advanced standing is considered on an individual basis in accordance with University and Faculty policy. Applicants who have completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma units are eligible to apply for up to 2 credit points of advanced standing. Applicants who have completed modules with assessment through the Victorian Professional Development Network are eligible to apply for up to 2 credit points of advanced standing.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.