University of Technology Sydney

C11222v1 Graduate Certificate in Learning Design

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Learning Design (GradCertLrnDesign)
CRICOS code: 102400B
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City Campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

Created with industry and based on dynamic research, the course develops students’ core competencies in learning design through focussed studies that combine practice and essential knowledge. The course design and content are tailored to the needs of those who work in the broad fields of education (at any level) and training, those seeking employment in these areas, as well as those desiring to develop their digital learning skills to leverage new technologies to address changing educational needs. Students study online, either full time or part-time.

Demand for learning design professionals is growing across a range of industries including education (primary schools, secondary schools, universities), finance, charities, government, health care and non-government organisations. Recent disruption in the education and training sectors has intensified the already significant need for digital skills.

The course equips students with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a learning designer or to progress in their existing role. Students consider underpinning theories of learning design and learning sciences and examine the characteristics of appropriate learning design, including critical issues such as accessibility, privacy and ethics. Students assess the role of data analytics and the importance of assessment and feedback within learning environments and equip themselves for continued change by examining predicted trends in the field and developing skills to assess and implement new tools and platforms.

Students develop their knowledge about research-informed design in a close-to-practice environment, interacting with local and international educators, and working on authentic assessments throughout the course. This culminates in an internship-like experience where students work on a comprehensive learning design project that contributes to a work-ready portfolio.

Career options

Career options include learning designer, instructional designer, educational developer, academic developer, learning engineer, multimedia designer.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Research, appraise, devise and implement technology-enhanced learning strategies and tools.
2.1 Develop and use various designs and tools in the formation of learning practices.
2.2 Improve the design of learning texts and materials, be they print-based, web-based, audio, audio-visual or multimodal.
3.1 Design technology-enhanced learning strategies and tools that are inclusive of racial, gender and class differences.
4.1 Embed Indigenous Australian knowledges of technology and learning.
5.1 Strategise to address ethical and legal issues related to technology-enhanced learning design.
6.1 Collaborate with learning designers, analysts and subject matter experts, using effective English communication skills, to design learning resources.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic admission requirements may be considered on the basis of the below criteria:

  • An AQF Level 6 and a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience

OR

  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant, equivalent full-time work experience and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education

This is to be supported by submission of:

  • a CV outlining work experience confirming the dates of employment and position(s) held within the organisation
  • a personal statement outlining interest in the course and evidence of a general capacity to undertake tertiary education (demonstrated by successful completion UTS microcredential(s) or equivalent).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic admission requirements may be considered on the basis of the below criteria:

  • An AQF Level 6 and a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience

OR

  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant, equivalent full-time work experience and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education

This is to be supported by submission of:

  • a CV outlining work experience confirming the dates of employment and position(s) held within the organisation
  • a personal statement outlining interest in the course and evidence of a general capacity to undertake tertiary education (demonstrated by successful completion UTS microcredential(s) or equivalent).

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a half-year, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points made up of eight three credit point subjects. One of these subjects is a work-integrated learning subject.

Course completion requirements

010301 Think: Learning Theories and Implications for Learning Design 3cp
010302 Design: Designing for Learning 3cp
010303 Critique: Issues in Learning Design 3cp
010304 Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design 3cp
010305 Crunch: Learning Analytics for Performance Improvement 3cp
010306 Predict: Current and Future Trends in eLearning 3cp
010307 Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects 3cp
010308 Work: Learning Design Project 3cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
March session
010301 Think: Learning Theories and Implications for Learning Design   3cp
010302 Design: Designing for Learning   3cp
April Session
010303 Critique: Issues in Learning Design   3cp
010304 Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design   3cp
May session
010305 Crunch: Learning Analytics for Performance Improvement   3cp
010306 Predict: Current and Future Trends in eLearning   3cp
June Session
010307 Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects   3cp
010308 Work: Learning Design Project   3cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
August session
010301 Think: Learning Theories and Implications for Learning Design   3cp
010302 Design: Designing for Learning   3cp
September Session
010303 Critique: Issues in Learning Design   3cp
010304 Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design   3cp
October session
010305 Crunch: Learning Analytics for Performance Improvement   3cp
010306 Predict: Current and Future Trends in eLearning   3cp
November Session
010307 Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects   3cp
010308 Work: Learning Design Project   3cp
Example program, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
March session
010301 Think: Learning Theories and Implications for Learning Design   3cp
April Session
010304 Analyse: Evaluation and Assessment in Learning Design   3cp
May session
010306 Predict: Current and Future Trends in eLearning   3cp
June Session
010307 Create: Creating Interactive Multimedia Objects   3cp
August session
010302 Design: Designing for Learning   3cp
September Session
010303 Critique: Issues in Learning Design   3cp
October session
010305 Crunch: Learning Analytics for Performance Improvement   3cp
November Session
010308 Work: Learning Design Project   3cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

Keith Heggart

Email: keith.heggart@uts.edu.au

www.uts.edu.au

or

UTS Student Centre

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)

or +61 2 9514 1222

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