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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

  • 27% international / 73% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education

  • Graduate Certificate

The aim of this course is to promote the professional development of educators in tertiary education. You will examine the role of the educator, and the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for effective teaching and student learning.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
2 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CG68
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The aim of this course is to promote the professional development of educators in tertiary education. You will examine the role of the educator, and the knowledge, skills and dispositions required for effective teaching and student learning. Continuous improvement in learning and teaching practices is a critical focus of the course, by promoting reflective practice, innovation, scholarship and research.

Eligible students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021. Please note, students are required to complete the course in 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package funding from the Australian Government, and would be charged at a full fee, paying place.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A completed Bachelor degree from an Australian university or college or equivalent; and
  • A minimum of one year professional experience in the vocational or higher education industry; or professional experience in the facilitation of the learning of others for example Nurse Educators, Defence.

Or

  • A Trade or Diploma qualification; with evidence of 3-5 years relevant post-qualification work experience*; and
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment latest upgrade; and
  • Evidence of 3-5 years vocational or higher education level teaching or successful completion of one year Beginning Vocational Teacher Program (employees of CQUniversity only).

*Relevant work experience must include employment that is specific to your completed trade or diploma qualification.

Work experience must be presented on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority.

Please ensure that the letter contains your position title, duties performed and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • *A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve

the following scores :

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security RequirementsNot applicableHealth RequirementsNot applicableAssumed Knowledge

N/A

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

As a successful graduate of the course, you will build on your understanding of contemporary educational issues and practices in tertiary education and how these may be applied within your particular contexts. The course is work-based and promotes a balance between theory and practice, which enables you to enhance your learning and teaching practices and contribute to your ongoing professional development as a tertiary educator.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
66.3%
Skill scale
71.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$72.9k
Average salary