Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

School of Education, Fremantle Campus

Are you a passionate educator looking to enhance your teaching skills in higher education and adult learning? Do you want to know more about curriculum planning, assessment and educational research? Facilitated by experienced academics in Notre Dame's Learning and Teaching Office, this highly-focused program will provide the knowledge and skills to enrich your teaching practices at the tertiary level. It is delivered fully online and as a nested program, the Graduate Diploma is a platform for further study in learning and teaching in higher education up to the Master’s level.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education is underpinned by a growth model that understands that higher education teachers are learners, and that growth requires a scholarly approach. With this in mind, the program has been created so you can complete four courses to earn the Graduate Certificate and another four (eight courses in total) to earn the Graduate Diploma. It also provides the foundation for the proposed Master’s by coursework and research programs.

    This highly-focused program provides opportunities for you to apply your knowledge of current perspectives about university teaching. You will finish the program with the capabilities to teach from a learner-centred approach, incorporate technology to enhance student engagement, and grow in a community of practice to create pedagogical research projects.

  • Program summary

    • Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
    • Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
    • Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
    • Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Ethical Issues in Professional Life

    plus three electives from:

    • Supervising Postgraduate Research
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Higher Education
    • Global Learning in Higher Education
    • Leadership in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    • Learning and Teaching for Optimal Wellbeing

    Not all courses are offered in every Semester, and enrolment is typically on a part-time study basis.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have a recognised bachelor's degree in any discipline OR have a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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