Graduate Certificate in eLearning
Help learners to learn via digital teaching methods
Evaluate and apply theories of teaching to understand the ethical, legal and social issues of e-learning. Explore strategies that use e-learning tools to address the needs of virtual learners. Suited to trainers, consultants and educators
The University of New England is the only Australian public university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience by the Good Universities Guide, 13 years in a row. UNE has delivered distance education since 1955—that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why students continue to rate UNE so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. With over 170 degrees offered online, and more than 20,000 online students, UNE is the expert in online education.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate specialised and applied knowledge of an elearning environment;
- investigate, critically evaluate and apply theories of learning and teaching in an elearning environment;
- 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;
- understand ethical, legal and social issues of elearning, and identify and apply strategies that address these issues; and
- interpret and apply research findings to practice.
This degree is designed to enhance the skills in eLearning of: school-based teachers; professional educators; staff trainers, consultants and professional developers; materials developers; career advisers; VET sector educators and educators in the professions.
[OUA will assess applicants applying under rules (a) and (b)]
(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
[UNE will assess applicants applying under rule (c)]
(c) hold an AQF Level 7 three year degree of a University approved by UNE.
[UNE will assess applicants applying under rule (d)]
(d) satisfy UNE 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**
*Relevant Level 5 and above qualifications approved by UNE include, but are not limited to:
Information and Communication Technologies
Work and Life
**Relevant work experience must be supported by documentary evidence of a Statement of Service and includes, but is not limited to:
Educational Design and Development
Vocational Education and Training
Workplace Training and Assessment
You will need to provide a Statement of Service from your employer/s on company letterhead. Your Statement of Service will require the following information:
- confirmation of your role and responsibilities
- the tasks and duties in your role (eg Roles in Adult Education, eLearning, Educational Design and Development)
- length of employment, including start and end dates
- the number of hours worked per week such as full-time or part-time (eg 20 hours per week)
- referee must NOT be relatives, personal friends or people you supervise
- if you are self-employed you must supply a copy of your business certificate of registration and a letter from your accountant or solicitor on their official letterhead stating: length of continuous engaged business and the nature of the business
Personal references that do not state these items cannot be assessed. Group Certificates, offers of employment, payslips, resume or CV will not be accepted.
English Proficiency Requirements
(5)When an IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or PTE (Pearson Test of English) score is used to demonstrate English proficiency, that score must have been attained within two years of the date of application for admission.
STANDARD MINIMUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
(6)At least one of the following criteria must be met:
- English is the applicant's first language; or
- Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an AQF award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
- A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or
- An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50; or
- Satisfactory completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program:
- at the University of New England English Language Centre; or
- an equivalent EAP program at an Australian university NEAS-accredited English Language Centre (subject to certification from the university concerned that satisfactory completion of that university's EAP program would entitle the applicant to be accepted into a comparable award-bearing program at that university); or
- at a non-university NEAS-accredited English Language Provider that has a formal agreement with UNE under which it provides an equivalent EAP Program; or
- a NEAS-accredited TAFE NSW EAP Program.
Students admitted to the degree with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this degree may be eligible for advanced standing. For more information on Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning, please visit: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/my-course/managing-my-course/transfer-and-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.
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 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.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
Completion of the following subjects according to degree/course plans:
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass the following subjects comprising:
EDIT415, EDIT425, EDIT426, EDIT521.
Students must contact UNE with their intent to graduate.