Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance)

What will I study?


What you will learn

Acquired insights and perspectives on quality assurance systems, approaches and challenges in tertiary education contexts

You will gain comprehensive knowledge of theoretical concepts of quality and quality assurance that you can apply immediately to your workplace.

An understanding of the social, political, economic and technological changes that are driving the quality agenda in tertiary education

You’ll learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different governance and funding arrangements, and organisational structures and processes of external QA agencies; and learn to recognise and understand the resources and operating policies required to fulfil the role.

Developed skills and strategies to enable you to lead in this sector

You will obtain a comprehensive set of skills that will allow you to manage quality assurance processes in tertiary education settings.

Course structure

To gain the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance) 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.

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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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