Why study the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) with UTS Online

Customised learning

Tailor your learning outcomes and assessments to your individual workplace and career goals.

Gain in-demand educational leadership skills 

Develop the knowledge and skills to lead, design and evaluate learning and innovation within your professional setting. 

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Learn award-winning approaches to teaching and learning from leading academics.

100% online and flexible 

Log in from any device at any time. Immediately apply your learnings to your organisation and career. 

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Core Subjects
  • Learning and its Trajectories
  • Designing Innovative Learning
  • Leading Learning
  • Learning in the Digital Age

What you will study

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) comprises four subjects (24 credit points), and can be completed in as little as eight months.

The course includes the following subjects:  

A pathway to a Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) 

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) is made up of four subjects, and can be completed in as little as eight months. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership).


Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership), 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 without an academic qualification will be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate on the basis of a minimum of at least four years full-time, or equivalent, relevant post-secondary work experience and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education. 

Relevant work experience is defined as being within the two ANZSCO groups: 01 Managers and 02 Professionals; it must be demonstrated on a CV with evidence, and dates, of relevant work experience and the position held within the organisation. 

Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may still be considered for admission via the assessment of a CV and personal statement that outlines the applicant's interest in, and understanding of, the course.  

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee an offer of a place. 


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English Language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for 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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Additional requirements

In addition to any documents required to meet the English language requirements mentioned above, applicants will need to provide their CV and evidence of related work experience, which can include a statement of service, business registration letter, letter from an accountant, or statutory declaration.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

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To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

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  • Graduate
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Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)*

The UTS Online Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) is designed for professionals who are looking to lead and support learning innovation in their practice or organisation, whether in corporate, health, public sector, school, higher education or community settings.