Graduate Certificate in eLearning

Why study the Graduate Certificate in eLearning at UNE?

The course has been designed to meet the needs of all involved in the area of web-based teaching and learning. This includes: teachers, education officers, training and development personnel across all professions. The course content and experiences are developed within the context of each individual's specific needs and circumstances.

This course is delivered fully online and involves a range of individual and collaborative learning activities. Assessment includes opportunities to tailor requirements to individual needs.

Career Opportunities

School-based teachers; Professional educators;

Staff trainers, consultants and professional developers; Materials developers; Career advisers; VET sector educators and educators in the professions.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 2 years Part-time
0.5 Years Full-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
Full Fee
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation GradCerteLearning
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
  • 0.5 Years Full-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 24
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is delivered wholly online.

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is delivered wholly online.

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Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold a three or four year AQF Level 7 pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree and a one or two year AQF Level 8 or 9 pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 7 three year degree of a University approved by the School; or

(d) satisfy the School by means of a relevant minimum AQF Level 5 qualification* plus 5 years of relevant work experience** OR non-relevant AQF Level 5* plus 7 years of work experience**; and

(e) comply with the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

*Relevant Level 5 and above qualifications approved by the School include, but are not limited to: eLearning; Information and Communication Technologies; Programming; Vocational Education; and Web Development.

**Relevant work experience must be supported by documentary evidence and includes, but is not limited to: Adult Education; Educational Design and Development; Organisational Development; Technical Communication; Vocational Education and Training; and Workplace Training and Assessment.

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:

(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;

(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and

(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a three or four year AQF Level 7 pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University or tertiary institution; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree and a one or two year AQF Level 8 or 9 pre-service teaching qualification of a recognised University; or
(c) hold an AQF Level 7 three year degree of a University approved by the School; or
(d) satisfy the School by means of a relevant minimum AQF Level 5 qualification* plus 5 years of relevant work experience** OR non-relevant AQF Level 5* plus 7 years of relevant work experience**; and
(e) comply with the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

*Relevant Level 5 and above qualifications approved by the School include, but are not limited to:

eLearning
Information and Communication Technologies
Programming
Vocational Education
Web Development

**Relevant work experience must be supported by documentary evidence and includes, but is not limited to:

Adult Education
Educational Design and Development
Organisational Development
Technical Communication
Vocational Education and Training
Workplace Training and Assessment

Advanced Standing

At the discretion of the School, on the recommendation of the course coordinator and except for (c), a candidate may be granted a maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing for:
(a) units that have been counted towards another postgraduate qualification at this or another University;
(b) units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at another University; and
(c) there shall be no maximum advanced standing on the basis of units that have not counted towards another postgraduate qualification that have been completed at this University.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) a minimum of 0.5 year as a full-time candidate;
(b) a maximum of two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points from Schedule A, with not less than 18 credit points at 400-level and not more than 6 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 18 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in eLearning.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide advanced knowledge and skills for professional educators in the area of web-based teaching and learning. It is a flexible fully online program developed to meet each individual's specific needs and circumstances.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate specialised and applied knowledge of an elearning environment;
  2. investigate, critically evaluate and apply theories of learning and teaching in an elearning environment;
  3. critically analyse learner needs and design, manage and evaluate elearning environments and demonstrate a range of strategies that use elearning tools to address specific learner needs;
  4. understand ethical, legal and social issues of elearning, and identify and apply strategies that address these issues; and
  5. interpret and apply research findings to practice.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the elearning environment and the related ICT tools through engagement in online learning activities. They will have expanded conceptions beyone their own sphere of experience and be able to demonstrate this through online engagements that connect with others both nationally and internationally in both formal and non-formal education settings.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate effectively across the broad range of professional and academic skills including writing reports, posting to forums and wikis, chatting via text and participating in a virtual environment and be capable of presenting well-reasoned arguments on fundamental issues relating to elearning.

Problem Solving

Graduates will have the capability of identifying and critically analysing issues in elearning, and to think logically and creatively to develop solutions from planning through to operational practice.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to evaluate and appreciate the potential and limitations of a full range of sources of information and knowledge and be able to apply this across a range of online learning environments.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to respond appropriately to ethical issues associated in the use of ICT in teaching. They will also understand the importance of social responsibility and demonstrate this professionally in teaching and practice by challenging the use of elearning tools in learning environments.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will develop the intellectual curiosity to enable them to communicate, critically engage with research issues and transfer these skills into their professional and personal lives.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be able to work independently, and develop creative team-based approaches to learning activities and demonstrate this by collaborating in a variety of online activities.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is delivered wholly online.

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International. This course is delivered wholly online.

For more information, click here

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