Course overview

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

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective Subjects Total course fee*
N/A 1 year 3 1 A$15,152

*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.

Upcoming terms

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).

Course aims

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.

Career outcomes

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

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: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au
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