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Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced – Max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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.


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

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
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.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from Curtin University.

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

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

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teacher
  • University Lecturer
  • Tutor

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP may be avaiable.

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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