Graduate Certificate in Education (Applied Learning) (E5V)

Overview  2017


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

From 2018, all new students will undertake their studies with a specialisation in Applied Learning, through the Graduate Certificate in Education (Specialisation) course.

The Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Learning) is a contemporary, flexible and creative 4 unit course designed to enable professional development for current or aspiring educators. Students are likely to have an established professional career and are seeking to expand their knowledge in both the theory and practice of education, particularly within adult and vocational sectors.

This course is only offered on a full-fee paying basis to eligible students. An alternative pathway to a Graduate Certificate in Education (Applied Learning) is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis for the first four units through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Applied Learning) E5V.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Course structure

There are 4 compulsory units of study within this course.


Core Units

This unit will establish the skills and knowledge to enable students to acknowledge their educational identity, and contextualize this within both their educational or workplace environment as well as their broader community. The concepts of collegial constructive criticism and peer…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Applied learning is an approach that contextualizes learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education, and active learner participation in their communities. It involves students and educators…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one of:

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

The University requires applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Education (Applied Learning) to hold a an undergraduate degree offered by recognised tertiary education providers and employed in a teaching or training role.

The course articulates into Education Honours degrees and Master of Education.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


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