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Future-focused education

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 many pathways.

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Educational designers have high job satisfaction.

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Become an educational designer.

Implement innovative course design.

Gain a skill set that is essential to forward-thinking institutions.

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Study that’s flexible.

Coursework and assessments are designed to fit your needs.

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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.
  • Educational design models
    Explore various models of educational design, and how technological innovation is bringing about a revolution in the education sector.
  • Pedagogy 
    Develop a strong understanding of how pedagogical theory continues to inform educational course design. 
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Our worldwide Education rankings

Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown in Education courses.
# 2
THE World University Rankings by Subject
# 7
U.S News and World Report Ranking by Subjects

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.

Educational design

Designing digital content

Designing for interaction and collaboration

Innovations in technologies and pedagogical practices

A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a pass (50%) 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.

English requirements

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 $3,512.50 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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Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Graduate Certificate of Educational Design degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for instructional designers?

As a constantly evolving profession, instructional designers provide an emerging service and are highly sought-after.



The most common salary for an Instructional Designer in Victoria.


4 / 5

Instructional Designers rate their job satisfaction as very high.

Industry Growth


Projected job growth for Instructional Designers over five years.

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

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.

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.

Dr Joanne Blannin

Dr Joanne Blannin is a Senior Lecturer for the Master of Teaching programs at Monash University. In the past six years, Joanne has supported more than 400 Victorian schools to engage with technologies for their own and their students’ learning.

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.

Danae Swinburne

Graduate Certificate in Educational Design

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Frequently Asked Questions

Educational design is a growing field, both in Australia and abroad. Government departments, particularly from the primary and secondary school sector, need educational designers to deliver innovative learning solutions and curriculum development that harness digital technologies.
Careers in educational design are diverse. Skilled educational designers and learning designers are highly sought-after, particularly those who combine pedagogical expertise and specialised knowledge of emerging digital technologies.
A career in educational design enables teachers to step out of the classroom and work behind the scenes of the education sector. 

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