Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education

Murdoch University

Designed for those interested in the education of adults, the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education will enhance your skills and knowledge required for teaching adults in a wide variety of formal and informal settings. This course is particularly relevant and valuable for university lecturers and tutors, vocational education and training (VET) teachers and lecturers from public and private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), nurse educators, adult literacy teachers, community adult educators, human resources and industrial training officers, and professional development personnel. This course is also ideal for those interested in transitioning into education from different disciplines with the goal of progressing toward a higher degree. Throughout this course you will be introduced to the concepts, theories and practice of adult education, and you will build on your learning through varied elective choice. Upon successful completion of this Graduate Certificate, you may apply for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Adult). As a graduate of this course you will be eligible to work as a university lecturer or tutor, vocational education and training (VET) teacher or lecturer, nurse educator, adult literacy teacher, community adult educator, human resources and industrial training officer, or professional development personnel.

Entry Requirements:

Recognised Bachelor degree or higher, or equivalent training; or satisfactory preparation for the course through previous study or professional experience

Subjects you can Study:

Education-tertiary and adult

Further information:

There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info Yes Online
Murdoch No info Yes Part time 1 year

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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