Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning is your chance to leverage your teaching experience into a formal qualification, while reflecting on your teaching practices in the light of current theories and approaches. It provides opportunities to learn from your colleagues, discuss your own teaching practice, and to try out new ideas to emerge a better, more reflective teacher.

This flexible, online course is exclusively available to staff at La Trobe who are in a teaching and learning role. The course is designed for a wide range of academic and professional staff, from academic lecturers to library learning advisors.

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Curriculum, Teaching and Learning is fully funded by La Trobe University, at no cost to you as a La Trobe University staff member in a teaching or learning support role.

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*Full time staff or part-time staff with pre-approval (see link to FAQs below)

Course structure and content

You'll complete 4 subjects which can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over 2 years. We recommend completing this course part time so you can get the most benefit out of reflecting on learning and applying it to your teaching practice.

Sem 1

Sem 2

EDU4CTL Curriculum Teaching and Learning

EDU4DDO Design and Delivery Online

EDU4HEC Higher Education Curriculum Design

EDU4HET Teaching in Higher Education: Effective, Reflective Practice

This practical course will give you essential tools for teaching in higher education settings and will develop your knowledge about learner-centered curriculum design. Informed by research into higher education learning and teaching, the course explores current debates on the complex nature of higher education in online and blended-learning environments. You will consider how you can apply active teaching strategies, construct assessments for learning, provide meaningful feedback and improve student engagement and learning.

You will have the opportunity to apply what you learn to your current practice in your teaching and professional roles.

What you’ll study

For full course details, please check the La Trobe handbook. Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change.

Course handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs can be found on the La Trobe intranet (access restricted to staff only)

Contact us

  • If you have a question about future studies or the application process, please contact Future Students.
  • If you have received an offer and need assistance accepting and/or enrolling, please contact ASK La Trobe.
  • For information about course content and structure contact Helen Enright, Course Coordinator.
  • For general course information, please email