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About this course

Meet the needs of future and current e-learning professionals with this program aimed at those working in both the government and education sectors seeking to advance their careers in the field of e-learning or technology-supported learning.

You will complete core units of study introducing you to the learning sciences, educational design methodologies, innovative practice and emerging ICT, and a systems view of learning and change.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

Not available to international students.

Starting date

What you'll study

Candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points of core units.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology requires:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology AND either relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full time professional experience in relevant area of study; or
  • a Bachelor's degree and relevant postgraduate studies or a Bachelor's degree with one year's full time professional experience in a relevant field.

Course opportunities

Graduate certificates and diplomas are are a good alternative if you want to try out postgraduate study or increase the breadth of  your expertise and knowledge, or if you don’t quite meet the entry requirements for a master’s degree.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology has been designed to provide an understanding of the skills needed for future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers as well as students pursuing a research career in ICT-supported learning.

Future study options

Subject to meeting progression requirements in the Graduate Certificate, you may apply to upgrade to the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology or the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology and choose to pursue a professional pathway or a research pathway in your chosen course of study.

Domestic students

International students

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