Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning

Program code

3339

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year part-time

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$10,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

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 in part-time capacity 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.

Attendance information

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.

In negotiation with the Program Director, your elective course can be selected from any of Griffith's academic elements offering you the opportunity to explore your preferred disciplinary context for your professional learning. Please note that not all elective courses are offered online across the University. So, if you wish to study your elective course online, please contact the Program Director for advice.

My career opportunities

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.

Pathways to further study

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning provides a pathway to the Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (5608).

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning (3339)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2019 Fee Band 20.0 $250.00 $10,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information