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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Futures

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC046
N/A
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC546
871182
Online (CSP)
1GC046
N/A
Online (FF)
1GC546
871182
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No

This course is available part-time only for Semester 1 applicants.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UDLF01

Award
Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Futures
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

Our work, lives and recreation are increasingly framed by digital technologies. The Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Futures can help you get ready for the next wave of digital transformation in education, to not only lead and implement digital technologies in all aspects of teaching and learning but also create.

This Graduate Certificate investigates the dynamics of the digital era. What new 'smarts' are on the horizon and what skills are needed to engage effectively within the digital paradigm? How might we learn next? How might we teach?

The course is suited to those working or aiming to work in schools and other educational settings, education software development, learning design, libraries, e-learning and related fields.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Futures offers 1 core unit, which equips students with foundation knowledge about the digital paradigm. The program also offers a choice of 3 Specialist Electives including:

  • Aid and Development
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Apps and Mobile Devices
  • Languages, Literacy and Data Literacy

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(1 unit)
10cp Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Games, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm
 

Specialist Electives
(3 units)
30cp Specialist Elective units totalling 30 credit points selected from the units detailed below.

Complete the three (3) units below:

DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development (only available externally)
DLF513 Digital Technologies: Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment
DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacy and Data Literacy

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1 (Part-time only)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Games, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 3 SE

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacy and Data Literacy
 
DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development
DLF513 Digital Technologies: Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment
DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices

Students Commencing in Semester 2 (Full-time or part-time)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DLF511 Hacking the Matrix: Video Games, Cyber Security and the Digital Paradigm CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
    Specialist Elective 3 SE

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Languages, Literacy and Data Literacy
 
DLF512 Digital Technologies: Aid and Development
DLF513 Digital Technologies: Re/making Digital Cultures Through Curricula and Assessment
DLF514 Digital Technologies: Education, Apps and Mobile Devices

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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