Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Duration: Self-paced – Max of 10 years
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching program through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills you need to boost your teaching career.

This online teaching course will give you skills and training in teaching in a tertiary setting. You’ll learn innovative approaches to tertiary teaching, how to craft and implement comprehensive curriculum practices, and sound leadership and communication skills that are essential in the classroom and for all forms of communication.

On completion of this tertiary education program, you will have an in-depth understanding of flexible approaches to delivery, as well as principles of Action research, its core methodologies and their usefulness in the tertiary context.

Eligibility

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree relevant to their proposed teaching field and be currently employed, or seeking employment, in tertiary teaching.

Prior learning

A maximum of one unit exemption may, in some cases, be granted in recognition of work experience or formal training.

Areas of study

In this Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching program, you will study:

  • Adult learning and assessment
  • Teaching in a tertiary setting
  • Course design, delivery and evaluation
  • Improving practice through Action learning and research

Study periods

Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.

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How will this course advance my career?

Good teachers are the heart of education, and studying this tertiary teaching course will ensure that you are a skilled, well trained tertiary education specialist. Armed with a host of innovative learning methods and sound curriculum practices, you’ll be highly qualified to teach in face-to-face, flexible and online learning environments.

How else will I benefit from this graduate certificate?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from Curtin University, as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by distance means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy, Youth Allowance, FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP or scholarships.

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For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

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