Tertiary and Adult Education

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (GradCertTerAdEd)

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Expand your skillset as you learn to teach adults in a variety of settings. After you successfully complete this Graduate Certificate, you can apply for admission to our Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace).

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  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • C1025
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year part-time (due to unit availability)
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • C1025
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year part-time (due to unit availability)

Course Description

This course could suit you if you’re interested in transitioning to education from another discipline or already working in an adult learning context and wanting to expand your skills. For example, you might be working or aspiring to work as a lecturer, adult educator, facilitator, professional development facilitator, instructor or professional trainer.

You’ll explore the concepts, theories and practice of adult education and build on your own areas of interest through your choice of electives, such as Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community, Curriculum Development for Practitioners and Practical Methods of Instruction.

5 reasons to study Tertiary and Adult Education at Murdoch

  • Study at the first university in Australia, and among only a few in the world, to offer the Tribes TLCTM Basic Course Certification as an accredited postgraduate unit.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in industry.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • facilitating lifelong learning
  • dynamics of cultural diversity in the workplace and the community
  • curriculum development for practitioners
  • practical methods of instruction.

Your career

Graduates of this course have gone on to become university lecturers , vocational education and training (VET) teachers , nurse educators, adult literacy teachers, community adult educators, human resources and industrial training officers, and professional development personnel.

Professional recognition

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education provides formal recognition of an adult education qualification against the national vocational education and training (VET) Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (Standard 1, Clause 1.16).

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Not available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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Special Requirements

There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.

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Fees & Scholarships for

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Sorry, this course is only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents, or people who have arrived in Australia under a Humanitarian or Refugee program.

 

Sorry, this course is only available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents, or people who have arrived in Australia under a Humanitarian or Refugee program.

 

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion