Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning Practices

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning Practices is for educators who are currently working in, or wish to work in the higher education sector. The program will enhance your career opportunities by upskilling your teaching practices in the flexible and diverse field of tertiary education.

This course

The UOW Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning Practices offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training. The course has three core subjects and one elective subject, and you will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education (Higher Education) if you are interested in further study.

This Graduate Certificate is flexible, allowing you to study online, in the classroom, or a combination of both.

What you will study

This course provides tertiary educators with skills in curriculum design and evaluation, catering for diverse learners, as well as skills to reflect on and appraise adult learning and teaching principles within a range of contexts.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

2102

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

One session full-time, or part-time equivalent. (On campus study available on a part-time basis only in Spring Session.)

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

083558G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area. Other qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may also be considered.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, i.e. 4 subjects. (The option to study on campus on a full-time basis is available in Autumn Session only.)

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $11,808

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, i.e. 4 subjects. (The option to study on campus on a full-time basis is available in Autumn Session only.)

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa if studying this program on campus. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area. Other qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may also be considered.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $10,032

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $10,032

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning Practices will demonstrate:

  1. Fundamental knowledge of adult learning principles, global issues within adult, vocational and higher education sectors and the basic principles of curriculum design and evaluation.
  2. Specialised cognitive, technical and communication skills to:
    1. Employ the principles of adult learning and teaching;
    2. Reflect upon and evaluate pedagogical approaches within a global and local context;
    3. Analyse the learning needs of student cohorts;
    4. Design, plan and implement programs of instruction for adult learners in either the adult, vocational or higher education sectors.
  3. Capacity to apply sound adult education pedagogy to support adult learners. 

Course Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning Practices requires the successful completion of 24 credit points as outlined in the table below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDGH852Learning about Learning in Adult Education6Autumn
EDGH856Innovation for Practitioners in Adult, Vocational & Higher Education6Autumn
Plus one subject selected from the Information and Communication in Education and Training list below (6cp).  EDGI900 and EDGI904 are recommended foundation subjects.
EDGI900Introduction to Technology in Education6Autumn
EDGI901Emerging Issues in Educational Technology6Not offered in 2017
EDGI902Instructional Strategies and Design6Not offered in 2017
EDGI903Digital Resource Design6Spring
EDGI904Online Learning and Teaching6Spring
EDGI905Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning6Autumn
Plus one of the following subjects (6cp):
EDGH961The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education6Autumn
EDGH958Curriculum Design and Evaluation6Spring

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.