Course overview

This course has intakes in all terms. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time durationPart-time durationCore subjectsElective SubjectsTotal course fee*
N/A1 year31A$14,560

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance) offers expert perspectives from leading academics on quality assurance (QA) issues, policies, national systems and institutional approaches in tertiary education contexts, drawn from the latest evidence-based research.

If you want to extend your knowledge and skills in tertiary education quality assurance and advance your career, then this course is for you.

By successfully completing this course you also may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Tertiary Education (Management).

Course aims

We’ve designed this course to equip quality assurance professionals with the insights and perspectives on QA systems, approaches and challenges in tertiary education contexts.

The course aims to provide concepts, knowledge of new frameworks and practical skills for leading and managing quality assurance processes in tertiary education settings.

Who the course is for

This course is designed for quality assurance professionals within the tertiary education sector including:

  • Staff of tertiary education institutions responsible for quality assurance
  • Trustees or governors of tertiary education institutions that are establishing or improving their quality assurance systems or needing to understand systems of external quality assurance and accreditation
  • Those employed by existing or emerging external quality agencies and require education in the basic structures and implications of quality assurance
  • Board or commission members of external quality agencies
  • Evaluators or reviewers associated with external quality agencies.

Career outcomes

Whether you want to advance your career in quality assurance or take the leap into a QA role this course will help you elevate your career.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

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Contact student support

You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
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