Certificate

Professional Certificate in Language Assessment

The experience

Overview

Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

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

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course, you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

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. 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.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

  • Associate Professor Ute Knoch, Associate Professor in Language Assessment; Director, Language Testing Research Centre
  • Dr Sally O’Hagan, Research Fellow, Language Testing Research Centre
  • Dr Jason Fan, Research Fellow, Language Testing Research Centre.
Profile

Ute Knoch

Associate Professor Ute Knoch is the Director of the Language Testing Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are in the area of writing assessment, rating processes, assessing languages for academic and professional purposes, and placement testing. She has been successful in securing grant funding, including grants from the Educational Testing Service in the US, IELTS, the British Council, Pearson and the Australian Research Council. She was the Co-president of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australian and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) from 2015-2016 and has been serving on the Executive Board of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) from 2011 to 2014 and again since 2017. In 2014, Dr Knoch was awarded the TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award by the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, US), recognizing her contribution to language assessment. In 2016, Dr Knoch was awarded a Thomson Reuter Women in Research citation award.