Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance)


What you will learn

Insights and perspectives on contexts, trends and challenges in tertiary education governance

You will learn well-informed perspectives on the issues and challenges facing tertiary education systems and institutions and connect these to governance, management and policy settings.

Acquire a repertoire of skills and strategies for leading and managing in tertiary education contexts

You’ll be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in this program to engage more confidently and effectively in the tasks of leading people, influencing policy and planning governance strategy.

Effective approaches to risk management in tertiary education settings

You will develop knowledge and insights of risk management in tertiary education settings, including types of risk, the politics of uncertainty and trust, the relationship between risk management and governance, and robust strategies to deal with risk in these contexts.

Course structure

To gain the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance) you must complete 50 points comprising of:

  • Three core subjects, and
  • One elective subject.

By successfully completing this course you also may be eligible for credit toward the Master of Tertiary Education (Management).


On average, it is estimated that students will be required to allocate 18-22 hours per week for ‘study’ time for each subject. However, the time commitment required can vary based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Single subjects

You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. For more information, please contact Student Support.

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