Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design)
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Create dynamic online study materials that offer students unique learning opportunities

Online learning has become a core focus for higher education providers, as prospective students – many of them working professionals – seek the flexibility that online study offers. Online learning, rather than being a re-creation of traditional on-campus study, requires a guided approach when it comes to learning design to ensure that students can take advantage of the unique possibilities that online learning offers.

This course explores the emerging field of digital education theory and practice, and the implementation of theory in innovative online learning spaces. The industry is expanding to meet demand, and learning design jobs are projected to grow by 28.6% worldwide in the next five years, and by 12.6% in Australia.

By studying a Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design), you will be well-versed in the core principles of learning and instructional design within a dynamic digital space, and well-equipped to prepare innovative instructional material in the form of online coursework, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

QUT Online will be introducing a comprehensive masters program in Teaching Period 3 2020 that will encompass and extend upon the Education majors.

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design) with:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in any field.

This course is not available to international students.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this program
  • 2024 CSP fees: $2,300

  • 2024 full fees: $12,000

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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Course Consultants can provide more information about your specific qualifications or experience, or submit an enquiry by visiting the contact us page today.

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"I have been pleasantly surprised in how easy it has been to adapt to online learning. Use of tools such as Miro has made the course easy to engage in and to collaborate with my peers. Functionality of the online systems has been very good and easy to navigate and I can find any information I require easily."

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Career opportunities

Learning Designer

Design, develop and implement online course content for tertiary education providers, collaborating with stakeholders as part of a learning design team.

Instructional Designer

Create innovative and dynamic digital learning content that meets the specific brief of subject matter experts and other important stakeholders.

Learning Design Consultant

Support the implementation of learning design projects within an agile digital space.

Learning Design Developer

Develop and build learning environments for online courses within learning management systems.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.