Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
Programme type

Programme overview

This flexible part-time programme is ideal for university and other tertiary sector staff wanting professional development in higher-education teaching and related skills. You will be able to acquire the tools to become an excellent tertiary teacher while balancing the competing demands of teaching, research and service.

If you are an academic already employed in higher education, this programme can boost your credentials in tertiary teaching and related skills.

Delivered by the Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR), the range of courses taught online and face-to-face offer the flexibility and convenience of study while you are in relevant employment.

Programme structure

This 60-point programme comprises three courses: a 30-point course on teaching, learning and assessment; a 15-point course on academic citizenship; and a 15-point special topic or guided research course.


45 points:

  • ACADPRAC 701 Learning, Teaching and Assessment (30 points)
  • ACADPRAC 702 Academic Citizenship and Professionalism (15 points)

15 points from:

  • ACADPRAC 703 Special Topic: Engagement in Digital Learning and Teaching (15 points)
  • ACADPRAC 704 Special Topic: Engaging with Research Writing: Politics, Pleasure and Style (15 points)
  • ACADPRAC 705 Special Topic (15 points)
  • ACADPRAC 706 Independent Project (15 points)

2018 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed any undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution).

You must also be currently employed in the tertiary education sector and have significant teaching responsibilities and/or roles in supporting student learning.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
International students

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $406.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

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Where could this programme take you?

If you are an academic or learning adviser already employed in higher education, this programme can boost your credentials in tertiary teaching and related skills.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Tertiary learning adviser
  • University or tertiary lecturer

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