Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleGradCertHigherEd
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 4478 or visit http://au/educational-excellence/gche/index-gche.html

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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders. Part time study only.


This course is designed for those preparing for a career in higher education. The course design enables students to customise their study to their career aspirations, discipline area and global context.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • demonstrated approaches to the support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • developed curricula, resources and services that reflect a command of the field of study
  • implemented approaches to assessment, feedback and learning support that foster independent learning
  • employed strategies that demonstrate respect and support for the development of students as individuals
  • designed scholarly activities or service innovations that influence and enhance learning and teaching.


This course consists of four core units.


Students complete:

  • HED5031 Higher education project: Design and literature review
  • HED5041 Postgraduate research supervision
  • HED5051 Learning and teaching in higher education in South East Asia
  • HED5052 Contemporary issues in higher education in South East Asia


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education