GCETE: Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Education): Home

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This program is designed to provide current and future tertiary educators with the capacity to create engaging, innovative and quality tertiary teaching and learning environments for adult learners, and to develop your professional academic integrity through creating a professional portfolio and engaging with the scholarship of learning and teaching.

EDGCT 5007 focuses on building a theory based foundation to explore the dynamics of learning, teaching and assessment - worth 15 credit points.

EDGCT 5008 and EDGCT 5009 focus on effective learning and teaching in tertiary environments, in various delivery modes, and with varying different roles. It also focuses on you as a professional practitioner and your place within the tertiary sector both locally, nationally and internationally - each worth 15 credit points.

EDGCT 5010 focuses on engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning -  worth 15 credit points.

This program is one of many postgraduate courses within the Institute of Education, Arts and Community, however is delivered by lecturers within the Centre for Academic Development. Its primary focus is to up-skill university staff with opportunities to develop their teaching skills to complement and enhance their discipline expertise.

Program Coordination and Administration


If you have any issues with your enrolment, please contact Student HQ on info@federation.edu.au or 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or the Program Coordinator if Student HQ are unable to assist.

Study Issues

We understand that sometimes work and life commitments can get in the way of effective study. If you are having any issues, please have a discussion with the Program Coordinator to explore any informal options that may accommodate your needs.

If you are considering taking leave of studies from a course or withdrawing from the program, please follow this link to access the page on the Federation website that will help you explore your various options, and give you access to the relevant forms. If you have any questions related to the GCETE, contact:

         Program Coordinator: Tulsa Andrews    

Phone: (03) 5327 9654    

Email: t.andrews@federation.edu.au

Your GCETE Teaching Team

What you can expect from us:

  • To communicate with you about what you need to do to keep on track: give you reminders about what is important for you to notice or to do.
  • To give you feedback about how you're going with the learning tasks you are undertaking.
  • To respond to your forum posts and emails, within two working days.
  • We will use the Moodle News forums to give you any updates or new information you need to know.

GCETE learning team includes Tulsa Andrews, Dr Emma Price and Kate Roberts.

Learner expectations

In an online environment, it can be a challenge to feel that sense of camaraderie or community that is associated with face-to-face learning environments. Therefore it is important to consistently participate in the communicative activities set to ensure your 'voice' is heard, and you acknowledge the 'voices' of others as part of the learning process.  Each course has a number of online discussion forums, peer activities and/or synchronous virtual sessions scheduled to ensure that you can regularly engage with your peers to maximise learning.

What we expect from you:

  • Work consistently. Online learning can be very different from traditional face-to-face learning, so be prepared to rethink your plan of attack. Check out the resource Tips for Studying Online which is a collation of feedback from previous students on how to manage your online learning time and plan a study schedule.
  • Be committed to the course. We all fall behind from time to time, but if the gap becomes too big, catching up can sometimes be difficult. The majority of students juggle a teaching load and family commitments, so we understand the additional strain that study can bring. If you are struggling at any time, please do not hesitate to contact the Course Coordinator to explore your options.  The workload for a course of study at Federation is 150 hours of learning across the semester,  This equates to approximately 10-12 hours per week over the 12 weeks (includes time for optional extension activities and assessment tasks).
  • Engage and connect consistently with this site. Check it frequently, keep up with the things other students are saying in each course’s General Discussion Forum, module specific forums, and read the News Forum items. Stay in touch!
  • Use the General Discussion Forum to post any questions you might have about the course. If you have a question or are confused about something, it is highly likely that others have the same issue and will appreciate having it clarified. There is no such thing as a silly question, so don't hesitate to ask about anything that is on your mind.

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Liaison Librarian support

Individual consultations with a Liaison Librarian are available to all staff.

A Liaison Librarian can:

  • introduce you to Library services and resources which support teaching and research
  • help you select appropriate databases and search them effectively
  • provide advice on how you can save and reuse your searches
  • show you how to keep up to date using automated alerts
  • help you to manage your references with EndNote

To request an individual consultation you can use the appointment scheduler below:

Schedule an appointment

If the times suggested by the scheduler do not suit, please contact libinfo@federation.edu.au or call 1300 552 567 to arrange an appointment at a mutually convenient time.