Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education)

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) is a postgraduate award course offered through the Faculty of Education and Social Work and taught by the Institute for Teaching and Learning. It is an advanced program of study building on candidates' university teaching experience.

The course is primarily designed to introduce university teachers to current principles, practices, debates and research in higher education. Candidates are encouraged to develop scholarly, research-led approaches to teaching while engaging in activities and tasks aimed at cultivating critical reflection about higher education.

The Graduate Certificate consists of four core units of study over two semesters. The curriculum and teaching of the course is informed by a set of core principles.

See the information on 'who should do the course' in the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if it is the most suitable professional learning course for you.

Contact us: The Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate is Dr Graham Hendry, ext.14820.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are that all intending participants in the course must:

  1. Be engaged in some university teaching in semester 1 in the year in which they enrol; and
  2. Have completed the University's Principles and Practice of University Teaching and Learning program.

Course fees

Course fees for the Graduate Certificate are waived by the University for University of Sydney staff, provided staff have permanent residency/citizenship status. To avoid paying course fees you will need to provide certified copies of evidence of your employment at the University; this can include a copy of your staff ID card or a copy of your pay slip. Please note that there is no mid year intake.

Applying to enrol in the course

Application for enrolment in 2015 has now closed. The Faculty of Education and Social Work looks forward to receiving your application for the 2016 course in second semester 2015.

For more information about the program and how to apply click here. If after consulting the Faculty website you still have further queries then please contact Gilbert Cheng via email gilbert.cheng@sydney.edu.au or 93517048.