University of Technology Sydney

C11337v1 Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning (GradCertProfOrgLrn)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Online Campus


This course is not offered to international students.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


Workplace learning, professional development, and training are crucial to enabling organisations and professionals to innovate and respond to emerging demands. The challenge of many workplaces and organisations today is to meet the professional and workplace needs of their staff in complex and changing environments. Learning professionals in diverse organisations – from schools, the public sector, corporate and government organisations, health care and higher education, can play an important role in effecting positive change

The Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning, offered fully online, is designed for education and training professionals who want to develop their abilities to lead and support professional and workplace learning in a range of settings. Students learn to develop customised changes to the challenges of professional and workplace learning and practice, lead innovative practices, evaluate learning and develop strategic workplace learning initiatives.

The Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning allows students to customise their learning and assessments to meet specific professional aspirations and upskilling needs, and immediately apply learnings for career advancement. With a focus on developing and leading learning systems and practices, the course aims to expand students’ capabilities or act as a pathway to the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)

Students engage and learn with globally connected teaching staff who are actively involved in cutting-edge research using award winning approaches to teaching and learning.

This course is designed with busy full-time working professionals in mind. Being offered fully online and part-time, students feel accomplished and supported at the same time.

Career options

Graduates from the Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning have a variety of job roles available to them and are well equipped to lead innovative learning across diverse environments in the context of rapidly evolving digital technologies and work practices. Career options include Corporate Learning and Development, Learning Designer/Technologist, Training/Learning Consultant, School Leadership/Learning and Development, Coaching/Mentoring, Organisational Development, Capability Manager, Trainer/Facilitator and Adult Community Educator.

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 Apply relevant knowledge to make theory informed judgements about professional and organisational learning and / or leading practices
1.2 Use technologies effectively for learning and/or leading learning practices
1.3 Identify, analyse and review evolving personalised learning goals in professional contexts
2.1 Use research literacy skills to investigate learning, leading or innovation practices
3.1 Apply sensitive and critical understanding of intercultural aspects of professional practice, and changes in local, national and global contexts
4.1 Engage respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledges, histories, policies and priorities and their implications for learning and leading
5.1 Show a commitment to principles of social justice, impact and engagement to be responsible, ethical and accountable learning professionals
6.1 Apply strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage diverse audiences around professional and leadership practice issues

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.

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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Local students

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic qualifications 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.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Education Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of 8 months online study, 1 x 6 credit point subject (or equivalent) per session over 4 x 7-week sessions.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points made up of four core subjects.

Course completion requirements

014223 Professional Learning and Practice 6cp
014226 Leading Innovative Practices 6cp
014227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation 6cp
014162 Strategic Learning in Workplaces 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

An example program of study for a student studying part-time who begins in Session 3 of Year 1 is shown below.

H#01 Session 3 commencing, example program
Year 1
Session 3
014223 Professional Learning and Practice   6cp
Session 4
014226 Leading Innovative Practices   6cp
Session 5
014227 Evaluating Learning and Innovation   6cp
Session 6
014162 Strategic Learning in Workplaces   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program including C11336 Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) and C04427 Master of Education (Learning and Leadership).

Other information

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor.