CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (GCTAE) will develop your knowledge and skills required to be an effective adult educator across tertiary and other adult education and training organisations. All units are available online, modelling contemporary practice in learning and teaching. With a focus on continuous improvement, you will examine the role of the educator and develop the skills to provide authentic learning and assessment experiences in a range of delivery modes. Through reflective practice and the application of the scholarship of learning and teaching, you will develop your own approach to evidence based practice suitable for a variety of contexts.


4 units (24 credit points)


  • Tertiary and adult education

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:A completed Bachelor degree from an Australian university or college or equivalent
  • AndLetter/s of employment which demonstrates you have a minimum of one year teaching experience in the vocational or higher education industry
  • Or professional experience in the facilitation of the learning of others for example Nurse Educators, Defence.OrA Trade qualification or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification
  • AndAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (latest upgrade)
  • And Letter/s of employment which demonstrates you have a minimum of three years vocational or higher education level teaching.Letter/s of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure that the letter contains your position title, duties performed and length of service.English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study Yes
  • Part-time : 2 years

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