Graduate Certificate of Educational Design
20-24 hours per week
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct
Gain the skills you need to push the boundaries of innovation in learning.
Shape the classrooms of the future
Educational design as a profession was born amid digital disruption, and has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. In a world where education is delivered directly to a student’s home or office, innovative course design is vitally important, as are the practitioners who push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Whether you’re already working in the education field, or looking to transition into one of Australia’s fastest growing roles, a Graduate Certificate of Educational Design will open up a vast array of pathways. Educational designers have a diverse skill set and are in demand at universities, as well as within a wide range of corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations. Set yourself up now for a long-term career in an innovative and fast-growing field.
What you will learn
- Digital innovation
Plan and implement rich and effective online learning experiences, which use multimedia digital technology to support of positive learning outcomes.
- Education design models
Explore various models of educational design, and how technological innovation is bringing about a revolution in the education sector.
Develop a strong understanding of how pedagogical theory continues to inform educational course design.
The course comprises four units in which you will be introduced to core principles of educational design, and the digital technology that supports effective work in multidisciplinary educational design teams and partnerships.
Need further clarification about our online course structure?
You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.
You must complete the following units.
Designing for interaction and collaboration
A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a pass (50 per cent) average. Alternatively, applicants who have completed relevant full-time informal learning, with a recommendation letter or reference from an employer, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants must meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.
If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.
For the Graduate Certificate of Educational Design, the estimated cost is $3312.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.
We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?
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Educational Design online at Monash
The Graduate Certificate of Educational Design is 100 per cent online, and can be completed in just eight months of part-time study. All your units, taught by industry experts with professional experience, are career-focused. The skills you acquire will prove invaluable when it comes to completing your hands-on instructional design projects and assessments.
The course is grounded in practical industry-relevant study – using real-world case study examples and simulations – and led by educational design academics who have developed influential theories accepted around the world. Your units are built from the ground up to reflect this.
Meet your academic team
Michael Henderson is a researcher and teacher of educational design. He is involved in various research projects on creative risk-taking, technology-mediated feedback and cyber safety in early childhood. He has worked with educational and instructional designers from around the nation.
Kylie Doye-Vella has 20 years of education experience in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. She has led several high profile and innovative eLearning and curriculum policy projects at the Victorian Department of Education. She holds a Master of Education from Monash University.
Associate Professor Michael Phillips
Mike Phillips is the Associate Professor of Digital Transformation in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His work focuses on the knowledge teachers gain when integrating educational technologies into their practice. In 2019, Mike led a team from 11 countries exploring teacher decision making in technology-rich contexts as part of the UNESCO EDUsummIT.
I chose this course because I really enjoy what Monash offers…they harnessed the idea of real-world connections, and their lecturers and tutors are people who are experienced in their field.
Graduate Certificate in Educational Design
Education designers – also known as instructional designers or learning designers – work across the education industry. You can employ your skills in a wide range of areas, including:
- registered training organisations
- corporate sector
- not-for-profit organisations
4.0 stars out of 5
instructional designers rate their job satisfaction as very high.
13.6% job growth is expected for instructional designer roles over the next five years.
$90,000 is the most common salary for an instructional designer in Victoria.
Studying online, the Monash way
Courses designed for online
Gain a world-class education, delivered through a dynamic virtual classroom and taught by leading academics.
Support seven days a week
You’ll have ongoing access to dedicated support services that have been specifically designed for your discipline.
Equipped for career success
You’ll graduate as an in-demand employee, ready to take the next step in your career.
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