Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice

Higher Education Leadership Institute
Course Code:
Qualification Level:
Course Area:
Education Studies
Study Mode:
Part Time,Full Time
Course Fee:
$10,000 - $12,000 Per Course
Delivery Mode:
On Campus,Online Delivery

Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice (GradCertHEd)
Increase your skills and understanding of teaching in higher education to ensure you meet the standards

Available 100% online and undertaken over 6 months full-time or 1 year part time, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice is specifically designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of academic practice in the higher education sector.

Three subjects in this course are also offered face-to-face at HELI’s Melbourne campus.

Intake Dates

2021 Date Period Duration
Jul-2021 (02/08/2021) 19 July 2021 to 16 January 2022
Oct-2021 (25/10/2021) 11 October 2021 to 10 April 2022

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements Applicants for this course must provide evidence that they hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent or higher) in any discipline (subject to verification by the Course Coordinator).
Funding Options
Domestic Funding Options Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP assistance in order to help pay all or part of their tuition fees.
Language Requirement
English Language Requirements
Students may study from anywhere in the world, however applicants whose highest qualification was not delivered in English must demonstrate English equivalency by providing evidence of one of the following:

Academic IELTS: 6.5 or higher overall with a writing score of at least 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0; or
IBT (Internet-based TOEFL) overall score of 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18; or
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180; or
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a writing and speaking minimum score of 169: or
PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50
English For Academic Purposes Level 2 (EAP 2): Upper Intermediate ‘A’ grade or higher with IELTS 6.5 requirement
As participants will be investigating their own teaching practices and contexts, it is highly desirable that they are already engaged in tertiary teaching in some way.


Subject Name Subject Type Fees
Principles of Learning and Teaching in eLearning Core
Learning and Teaching Theory and Practice Core
Scholarship Core
Design for eLearning Core

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will be able to reflect critically on their educational practice; explore scholarship and research related to higher education learning and teaching; construct effective pedagogies drawn from best practice principles; and understand the nature and purposes of higher education course and assessment design to enhance delivery and the achievement of student learning outcomes.

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