Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance)

The experience


As a school commitment to professional, continuing and executive education, we ensure high-quality online graduate education is accessible to you – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

This course gives you access to the best minds and the opportunity to grow, expanding your skills and knowledge through innovative technologies, including:

  • Webinars
  • Videos
  • Audio recordings and podcasts
  • Articles
  • Textbooks; and
  • Discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, along with learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. It also provides structured opportunities for networking and collaborative learning with peers.

You’ll receive all the technical support you need to get set up in the beginning and participate in an initial welcome webinar where you’ll be guided through the University’s systems.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

As an online student you’ll receive a high level of administrative, technical and academic support from your initial expression of interest in the course, through to your graduation. Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name; they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. And if a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
    • Technical support
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

The course is taught by leading international academics who conduct evidence-based research in the field of tertiary education.


Anna Smith

"The Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance) is a must for anyone working in higher education, particularly professional staff who work in educational quality. The Graduate Certificate taught me about the history of universities, the complex regulatory environment in which they are now situated, and the challenges of external and internal quality assurance. The academics teaching in the course are experts in their field, accessible and generous with their knowledge and experience."

"The online platform is well set up, and the webinars expertly facilitated and supported. Working and studying isn't easy, but the content of the course was totally relevant to my work and the pace manageable. The readings, in particular, were extremely useful to me professionally, and I feel more confident and committed to my career in higher education thanks to my learning in the Graduate Certificate."