Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance)

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January


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 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.

Who is this course 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.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

This course will help current and aspiring leaders gain more confidence and expertise in the area of governance within a tertiary education context.

You'll gain insights and practical skills for leading and managing governance environments within tertiary institutions, and benefit from the skills of high profile tertiary sector leaders and expert scholars and access to a network of peers facing similar challenges in governance and policy.


The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance) is part of a highly flexible suite of related courses, designed for you to study to the level that suits your learning and career goals. You may also be interested in the following courses: