Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning
Leap into learning and engage with adult education
Engage with professional learning in practice, through planning and implementation. Build learning communities and specialise in adult learning. Build your skill set for work in HR, change management, higher education, or administration.
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- 30 Jun 24
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- 20 Oct 24
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning will have specialised knowledge in the areas of adult learning with particular emphasis on professional learning in practice, and leading and building learning communities in professional practice contexts.
This program is directed primarily at people who wish to gain specialised knowledge in specific areas of adult learning, with emphasis on professional learning in practice. It is well suited to working professionals, in corporate areas (such as HR or change management) or non-corporate environments, including those already working in higher education, either in a teaching role or in educational, administrative or technical roles that support teaching and learning.
Graduates will be better able to advocate for adult learning requirements in practice settings, as well as better placed to identify and explain issues requiring innovation and change. They will also be well equipped to plan and implement change and communicate and manage the changes in professional contexts.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning, a student must:
- hold any Bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
Work and Life
A combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to the above (these students will be eligible for up to 20 credit points of credit).
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
International students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.
Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
• Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
• Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
• Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies
It is widely accepted in many professions that learning should continue beyond the acquisition of initial tertiary qualifications. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning will equip students with specialised knowledge in the areas of adult learning with particular emphasis on professional learning in practice and leading and building learning communities in professional practice contexts. The program will be highly relevant to all professionals at any level who are seeking the next step in their professional learning.
It will be offered part-time over two trimesters to enable working professionals to undertake the program. Assessment can take the form of a portfolio, journal, report, essay, poster or presentation.
Recognition and credit for prior learning is available and can be applied to the elective component of the program.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning is offered part-time only. Flexible study options include core courses available both on-campus (at Mt Gravatt) and online.
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
• Strategic Learning Design
• Workplace Learning Strategies
• Assessment and Evaluation
• Understanding Continuing Professional Learning
Plus there’s a selection of electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning (GCertProfLearn), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain 20 credit points for core courses and
- gain 20 credit points for elective courses.