Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education

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).

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

C1025

Study mode

Part Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

Apply

Five-star rating

For median graduate salary for education and training courses. 1

1st university in Australia

To offer SimLabTM - simulated classroom teaching technology.

Five-star rating

For learning resources for education and training courses. 2

Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
View the dates for our teaching periods

Overview

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 a Graduate Certificate in 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).

Read More

Read Less

Study areas

Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
View the dates for our teaching periods

Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

Unit code Unit name Credit points

Entry requirements

I have completed studies in

Select which option best describes your path to university :

English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Fees and scholarships

How to apply

I want to start studying in