Jump-start your study of the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
The GCHE is four units of study, completed over four semesters. It is entirely online, and is work-integrated to offer you the greatest flexibility and efficiency for your study. It aims to model and illustrate good practice, and to ensure your learning experience is transparently relevant and strategically beneficial.
You can start your study of this course immediately after successful application by taking advantage of our 'Winter Warm-up' which means the LEO for the first unit is already open. You can use the winter term to familiarise yourself with readings, engage in discussions, and start preparing for an early submission of your first assignment.
Teaching and Learning in the GCHE aligns with the ACU Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework and also Higher Education Academy Fellowships. Both are complementary and important guides for professional development, performance appraisal, recruitment and tenure for academics.
The course is designed to appeal to established academics as well as new teaching staff, with the units of study relevant to all who teach in Higher Education.
The benefits of studying the GCHE at ACU include:
The GCHE fosters an understanding and appreciation of Higher Education in the Catholic intellectual tradition and within the principles of Catholic social thought.
The GCHE addresses values consistent with ACU’s mission.
Teaching and learning in the GCHE aligns with the ACU Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework.
The GCHE national and online course offers opportunities for supported networking and collaboration with colleagues regardless of location.
Developing skills and knowledge to match technology with learning goals.
Enhancing capabilities in learning and teaching in higher education.
Working with colleagues and mentors in units that provide best practice in curriculum and assessment design and evaluation.
Tuition fees will be waived for eligible ACU academic staff members.
To apply for admission now please visit the ACU Future Students website and click 'Apply for this course'. Apply through the ACU direct online application process for domestic fee-paying students. Your application will be referred for approval and employment details for the ACU academic staff fee waiver.
We encourage staff to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to further their professional development at ACU.
Academic and administrative enquiries about the GCHE may be directed to the dedicated course email address: GCHE.LTC@acu.edu.au