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Graduate Certificate in eLearning

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    0.5 years full-time; up to 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of eLearning from the University of New England (UNE) is the perfect postgraduate pathway for teachers, educators and trainers across all professions. In this course, you'll develop the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to deliver web-based teaching and learning solutions.

When you graduate, you'll be equipped to pursue careers in a range of educational contexts, including school, VET, higher education and workplace-based learning environments.

Delivered entirely online, this flexible qualification provides individually tailored content for your specific requirements and circumstances.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an AQF Level 7 three- or four-year pre-service teaching qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution; OR
  • Hold an AQF Level 7 bachelor's degree and a one- or two-year AQF Level 8 or 9 pre-service teaching qualification from a recognised university; OR
  • Hold an AQF Level 7 three-year degree from a university approved by the School; OR
  • Satisfy the School by means of a relevant minimum AQF Level 5 qualification* plus five years of relevant work experience**, OR a non-relevant AQF Level 5 qualification plus seven years of work experience**.

*Relevant qualifications approved by the School include, but are not limited to, the following: eLearning; information and communication technologies; programming; vocational education; and web development.

**Relevant work experience must be supported by documentary evidence and includes, but is not limited to, the following: adult education; educational design and development; organisational development; technical communication; vocational education and training; and workplace training and assessment.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Foundations of eLearning

Plus three of the following units:

  • Implementing eLearning environments
  • Innovative eLearning pedagogy
  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Video activism for social engagement
  • Creating accessible eLearning environments
  • eLearning communities
  • Issues in learning with ICT
  • Principles and practices of eLearning
  • Applied computer assisted language learning
  • Special topics in education
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in eLearning from the University of New England.

Graduates from this course will be equipped with specialised knowledge of eLearning environments, and the skills required to manage and deliver web-based teaching and learning solutions across all professions.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Training Officer
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teacher
  • Professional Educator
  • Staff Trainer
  • Career Advisor
  • Materials Developer
  • Web-Based Teacher

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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