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Degree structure

Degree details

At the completion of this degree students will be able to:

  1. employ new pedagogies, learning spaces and modalities in innovative ways for learning and teaching
  2. apply knowledge of contemporary educational curriculum, learning, assessment and evaluation design theory and practices in degree, subject and task design
  3. demonstrate creative approaches to teaching and learning that engage a diverse range of students in active learning, utilising a technology rich environment
  4. create and maintain inclusive, positive learning environments and experiences that engage learners in their learning
  5. demonstrate critical reflective practice and contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching
  6. identify, collect, examine, and interpret a range of sources of evidence in the design and evaluation of educational practice
  7. apply knowledge of indigenous perspectives, knowledge and cultural capabilities in critical reflection of teaching and learning and degree, subject and task design.

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching is considered an advanced preparation for teaching in a tertiary setting and, as such, may be seen as advantageous by university employers. Articulation with other award programs is decided on a case-by-case basis.

Professional recognition

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching is considered an advanced preparation for teaching in a tertiary setting and, as such, is seen as advantageous by university employers. Articulation with other award programs is decided on a case-by-case basis.

Higher education

Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning.

*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.

To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/

It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching (GCIHEd) degree through Curtin University promotes an evidence-based and scholarly approaches to learning and teaching. It focuses on transforming higher education teaching practices through the integration of new and innovative design, curriculum development, delivery, and critical evaluation of the learners’ own teaching practices. The range of learning opportunities provided are designed to promote breadth and depth in tertiary educators’ knowledge and skill, application of knowledge and skill to real-life contexts, and development of critical reflective practices. Contemporary higher education students’ expectations, needs and learning practices are reviewed as a prelude to examining approaches to pedagogy, student engagement, the learning cycle, technology rich learning environments, reflective practice and evaluation. This degree is designed on the principles of transformation and self-directed learning that enables learners to draw on a flexible range of modalities to demonstrate their learning in learner-specific contexts. Underpinning this degree is the development of a teaching portfolio that evidences critical, reflective, and developmental teaching practices. The GCIHEd is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their teaching practice and capacity to facilitate learning in tertiary contexts; and to gain recognised teaching qualifications, with capacity to seek professional higher education accreditation. The content is designed to be applicable across all teaching disciplines, and is designed for those teaching in internal and online learning environments in university and other tertiary contexts.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students must complete these 4 subjects in this order:

  • EDHE501 The Learning Cycle: Design and Curriculum
  • EDHE502 Design Thinking and Educational Innovation
  • EDHE504 Research for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
  • EDHE505 Teaching Portfolio

The final two subjects in the sequence are core subjects and must be completed by all students.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the award, students must complete four subjects.