GC020 - Graduate Certificate In Tertiary Teaching and Learning

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Plan: GC020 - Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning
Award abbreviation: GradCertTertTeach&Learn
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year part time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
ASCED code: 070111
CRICOS code: 063582G

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Objectives of the program

The Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching and Learning (TT&L) is designed to improve your learning and teaching practice as a tertiary teacher and to equip you to teach effectively in the Higher Education sector. The program provides opportunities for you to explore issues in tertiary learning and teaching, course design, assessment and creative problem solving in the context of current and emerging professional practice. Underpinning the course is a commitment to student-centred learning.

The program has been designed to complement the RMIT Academic Plan and the Learning and Teaching Strategy by providing a platform for implementing the RMIT mission to “create and disseminate knowledge to meet the needs of industry and community and foster in students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage with the world.”

In particular, the program has been designed to assist you to understand what it means to:

  • Provide students with a global passport
  • Ensure flexible and useful learning opportunities for students.
  • Create stimulating and satisfying learning experiences for students
  • Implement e-learning in an RMIT context.
  • Provide effective supervision to higher degree research students.

The objectives of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning are to provide learning experiences which enable you to:

  • Reflect critically on your own learning & teaching and supervision practice with openness to continuously improving that practice.
  • Work effectively in e-learning environments.
  • Design, deliver and evaluate culturally appropriate learning and supervision experiences.
  • Engage creatively with diverse learning situations with a flexible approach to learning & teaching and supervision.
  • See yourself as a co-learner with your students as part of a life-long learning process of professional learning and development.
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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you may be eligible for entry into the Master of Education degree.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may be considered.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (no band less than 6.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 600 (TWE 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 100 with minimum of 24 in writing and 22 in all other sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 65 (no band less than 58)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: (Advanced 2 certificate pre- 2011)
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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in University teaching.

This program is generally recognised as a higher education teaching qualification by other higher education institutions, where required for employment.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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