The Graduate Certificate of Professional Education and Training course is a short off-campus study program offered to professional educators and trainers working or intending to work in learning and development, education and training, and human resource development roles. Typically, people are engaged in business, government, learning and development, the training sector, flexible delivery, distance education, VET in schools, or in an area that combines these. The program is modular and flexible and designed around an agreed structure and a set of guiding principles. This course is designed to provide the postgraduate study needs of students from the adult-oriented professional education and training sector. It is highly flexible allowing participants to choose units across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students particularly need.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
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.
* 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.
Graduates of this course advance their professional standing within their educational and training employment contexts in human resource development roles within the corporate or government sectors, in consultancy roles, in higher education, in vocational education and training and in the adult and community sector.
The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising a combination of specialist units and generic units chosen in consultation with the course coordinator.
ECN704 Applied Learning
ECV704 Curriculum and Competencies
ECV705 Human Resource Development
ECV711 Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts
ECV712 Situated Learning At Work
ECV722 Assessing Training in the Workplace
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
EEN706 Lifelong Learning
Note: Specialist units are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
EXE731 Advancing Professional Development
EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability
EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations
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 a 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. Graduate certificates may be undertaken as an entry point for some courses and appellations or as an exit point after satisfactory completion of at least 4 credit points of study.
Specialist and generic units
Courses are constructed from a mix of generic and specialist units. Generic units address issues related to the whole field of education and training, while specialist units address issues focused on a specific area.
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 applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Admission requirements - specific
Entrants to the course must have successfully completed an approved qualification at degree or diploma level. The course is open to qualified professionals including teachers, in the field of education and training. Special entry is available for other applicants who can demonstrate that their professional needs will be satisfied by the course. Applicants who hold a Training and Assessment qualification at Certificate IV level or above will be highly regarded for Special Entry.
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.
Offers will be made to applicants with alternative backgrounds through Recognition of Prior Learning which recognises, respects, and rewards students' prior learning through experience, through formal institutional learning and workplace learning, relevant to the students' proposed study in the course.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
* Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
* Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
* Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application:
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
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* If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.