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The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance) will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills in the governance of tertiary sector institutions.
The course draws on expert perspectives specifically relating to governance in broader tertiary education systems, policy settings, institutional strategies and tertiary sector work cultures in both national and international contexts. It also focuses on key issues in research management and research policy for the tertiary education sector, utilising the best and latest research and resources in the field.
If you are looking to enhance your capabilities in the area of governance, 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).
We’ve designed this course to help current and aspiring leaders gain more confidence and expertise in the area of governance within a tertiary education context.
The course aims to provide concepts, insights and practical skills for leading and managing governance environments within tertiary institutions. It offers exposure to high profile tertiary sector leaders and expert scholars and access to a network of peers facing similar challenges in governance and policy.
Who the course is for
We’ve designed this course for middle to senior level administrators, policy makers and managers seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary education sector governance.
Whether you’re an academic, an administrator or a professional manager at a university or other tertiary institution, this course will provide you with insights and perspectives on contexts, trends and challenges in tertiary education governance, to effectively manage and influence change within your institution.
What you will learn
Insights and perspectives on contexts, trends and challenges in tertiary education governance
Insights and perspectives on contexts, trends and challenges
in tertiary education governance
You will learn well-informed perspectives on the issues and challenges facing tertiary education systems and institutions and connect these to governance, management and policy settings.
Acquire a repertoire of skills and strategies for leading and managing in tertiary education contexts
Acquire a repertoire of skills and strategies for leading and managing
in tertiary education contexts
You’ll be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in this program to engage more confidently and effectively in the tasks of leading people, influencing policy and planning governance strategy.
Effective approaches to risk management in tertiary education settings
Effective approaches to risk management
in tertiary education settings
You will develop knowledge and insights of risk management in tertiary education settings, including types of risk, the politics of uncertainty and trust, the relationship between risk management and governance, and robust strategies to deal with risk in these contexts.
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.
- Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Director, LH Martin Institute
- Professor Merle Jacob, Director, Research Policy Institute, Lund University, Sweden and Lecturer
- Professor Lynn Meek, Foundation Director, LH Martin Institute and Lecturer
- Professor Jeanette Baird, Technical Advisor to the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in Papua New Guinea and Lecturer
- Mr Dennis Murray, Director, Murray-Goold International and Lecturer
- Dr Heather Davis, Tertiary Education Management Program Director, LH Martin Institute and Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne.
- Dr Chinh Nguyen, Academic Programs Support Officer, LH Martin Institute.
- Associate Professor Ruth Schubert, Associate Director, LH Martin Institute.
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