Graduate Certificate in eLearning - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 4 units to complete
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This course has been withdrawn and is no longer available for new applicants. Students who are already working towards this degree can continue to enrol in units.

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Sat & Sun: 9am - 5pm

All times in Australian Eastern
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Please Note: Graduate Certificate in eLearning will be withdrawn by the end of Session 3, 2018. Students working towards this course should complete all required units by Session 3, 2018. Relevant OUA unit offerings will still be available until 2018 to allow all current students to complete the award requirements by the end of Session 3, 2018.

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.

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.

School-based teachers; Professional educators;

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

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.

*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. 

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

Pre 2015 Graduate Certificate in eLearning

To qualify for the award of pre 2015 Graduate Certificate in eLearning students must complete the following four units:

  • EDIT513 Creating Accessible eLearning Environments
  • EDIT517 eLearning Communities
  • EDIT518 Issues in Learning with ICT
  • EDIT521 Principles and Practices of eLearning
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Implementing eLearning Environments
EDIT415 UNE Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Innovative eLearning Pedagogy
EDIT425 UNE Sess 1 - -
Foundations of eLearning
EDIT426 UNE Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Principles and Practices of eLearning
EDIT521 UNE Sess 1 Sess 2 -

All students must enrol in EDIT426 in their first session.

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.
 

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Current students may complete the course under their existing rules, or if they have only completed one unit at 500 level, may transfer to the new rules. 

Pre 2015 Graduate Certificate in eLearning

To qualify for the award of pre 2015 Graduate Certificate in eLearning students must complete the following four units:

  • EDIT513 Creating Accessible eLearning Environments
  • EDIT517 eLearning Communities
  • EDIT518 Issues in Learning with ICT
  • EDIT521 Principles and Practices of eLearning

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