The purpose of this program is to provide participants with contemporary learning and teaching practices to complement the industry and/or research expertise they bring to the higher education setting. The intended learning outcomes of the GCETE are framed within the seven criteria of the Australian University Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework. The program content provides a foundation on which to develop quality pedagogies, in a range of tertiary teaching environments, supported by evidence, research and scholarly practice. Learning activities and assessments support the creation of contemporary and relevant learning and teaching practices for use in your current and future courses. Examples include: course design, assessment, online and blended learning, student engagement, learning partnerships, academic pathways, and the scholarship of learning and teaching. Participants will be encouraged and supported to relate their learning directly to their workplace and areas of speciality
This program is recognised as a tertiary/higher education teaching qualification (AQF 8) and highly desirable if currently working, or looking to work in the higher education sector. Completion of the GCETE will enhance your career path in teaching and working within the tertiary education sector.
Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.
Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.
To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.
To be eligible to enrol in this program, you must have completed a Bachelor's degree or possess equivalent tertiary teaching experience. It is preferable (but not essential) to be working in an academic teaching role, or professional staff working directly within a tertiary learning and teaching capacity (for example, librarians, learning designers, learning skills advisers). Students must be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. For information on CSP eligibility, visit: HECS-CSP webpage
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: TK4
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
$1,975 estimated certificate tuition fee - commencing 2021
This Certificate is 0.5 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load) or 60 credit points. 1 EFTSL or 120 credit points is equivalent to a standard year of full time study.
The estimated certificate fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.
As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.Other fees
You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).Other study costs
Staff Study Scholarships
A staff study scholarship is available to Federation University employees to cover 100% of course tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded to eligible staff members, for an individual semester of study. Staff must reapply for each semester of study they undertake within the GCETE. For full details on eligibility criteria, application criteria and scholarship terms and conditions, please visit the Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education) information page.
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Pathways into further study such as Graduate Diploma and/or Master’s program may be available. Check with the specific program entry requirements.
The tertiary sector of education is increasingly recognising the need for assuring the quality of its teaching. This program is recognised as a tertiary/higher education teaching qualification and highly desirable if working in the higher education sector.
School department School of Education, delivered by Centre for Learning, Innovation & Professional Practice
To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.
You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.
For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909