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Introduction to Tertiary education

Get the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a professional educator in higher education. Impact the lives of adult learners and help them choose or further their professions.

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Curtin University

Transform your tertiary teaching practice

Learn about learning. Upgrade your approach to tertiary education with new and innovative practices. Build a portfolio of evidence of your teaching philosophy, fresh approach, and developments. And graduate with a tertiary educators’ qualification.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

University of Notre Dame Australia

Specialised teaching knowledge for higher education research and practice

A postgraduate course that empowers passionate educators. Gain contemporary credentials to secure employment in the higher education sector. Apply research skills to the field of adult learning. Choose electives to enhance professional capabilities.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Notre Dame Australia

A step on your journey in university teaching

A highly focused postgraduate course for students working towards their Masters or preparing to teach adult learners in a university setting. Cover off curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. Pick from electives including leadership and globalisation.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Notre Dame Australia

Become a more effective higher education teacher

Grow your knowledge and develop good practice in higher ed learning and teaching. Improve your research, communication, and planning skills. Explore curricula design. Gain current perspectives on uni teaching. Sharpen your digital skills. Collaborate!

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia

Help students overcome barriers to learning

Take a practice-first approach to higher education. You’ll collaborate and innovate as you apply the latest theories to practical situations. Analyse challenges to make positive change, using the latest technologies to support your craft.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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Tertiary education degree specialisations

Open Universities Australia offers a range of online tertiary education courses for you to explore. Enrol with a leading Australian university in a specialisation to shape your career or fire your passion. You might choose from areas such as:

  • Online learning
    Design and deliver online courses. Get work ready for a remote-world, skilled up in digital practices, digital literacies, and student management online.
  • Governance and leadership
    Gain confidence and expertise. Courses in governance are ideal for professionals already working in the higher education sector, including policy makers and senior administrative staff.
  • Postgraduate research supervision
    Adopt high standards and best practices to manage the challenges of various levels of research including Masters and Honours dissertations.

What you’ll learn from a course in tertiary education:

Choose a tertiary education course and you’ll cover a range of topics to support your aspirations as a higher education leader or practitioner. These include:

  • Curriculum design and creative teaching strategies.
  • New pedagogies for innovative learning.
  • Positive and technology rich learning environments.

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