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Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching

Graduate Certificate


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching
1 year part-time
Bentley Campus, Open Universities Australia


Improve your ability to teach in a tertiary learning environment, studying new approaches to pedagogy and learner engagement.

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This new course covers a range of contemporary teaching practices. It is designed to suit those already working in internal and online learning environments in university and other tertiary contexts, across all teaching disciplines.

Through the integration of new and innovative design, curriculum development and delivery, and critical evaluation of your teaching practices, you will learn how to transform higher education teaching practices.

You'll be introduced to new approaches to pedagogy, learner engagement, the learning cycle, technology rich learning environments, reflective practice and evaluation, as well as evidence-based and scholarly approaches to learning and teaching.

The development of a teaching portfolio will evidence your critical, reflective and developmental teaching practices.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Professional recognition

This course is considered an advanced preparation for teaching in a tertiary setting and, as such, is seen as advantageous by university employers. Articulation with other award programs is decided on a case-by-case basis.

What you'll learn

  • employ new pedagogies, learning spaces and modalities in innovative ways for learning and teaching.
  • apply knowledge of contemporary educational curriculum, learning, assessment and evaluation design theory and practices in course, unit and task design.
  • demonstrate creative approaches to teaching and learning that engage a diverse range of students in active learning, utilising a technology rich environment.
  • create and maintain inclusive, positive learning environments and experiences that engage learners in their learning.
  • demonstrate critical reflective practice and contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching.
  • identify, collect, examine, and interpret a range of sources of evidence in the design and evaluation of educational practice.
  • apply knowledge of indigenous perspectives, knowledges and cultural capabilities in critical reflection of teaching and learning and course, unit and task design.

Admission criteria

Specifically, applicants require a completed bachelor degree or equivalent.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2022

Student type Cost
Domestic $14,100*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-EDHE
  • Last updated on: 05/08/2022