Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Meet the needs of future and current e-learning professionals with this program aimed at those working in both the government and education sectors seeking to advance their careers in the field of e-learning or technology-supported learning.

You will complete core units of study introducing you to the learning sciences, educational design methodologies, innovative practice and emerging ICT, and a systems view of learning and change.

Subject to meeting progression requirements in the Graduate Certificate, you may apply to upgrade to the Graduate Diploma in Learning Sciences and Technology or the Master of Learning Sciences and Technology and choose to pursue a professional pathway or a research pathway in your chosen course of study.

Course outline

Candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points of core units.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology has been designed to provide an understanding of the skills needed for future e-learning professionals as well as those working in industry, government and education who are seeking to advance their careers as well as students pursuing a research career in ICT-supported learning.


Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning Sciences and Technology will hold a Bachelor's degree in Education, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, Arts (Informatics) or Psychology AND either relevant postgraduate studies or one year's full time professional experience in relevant area of study; OR a Bachelor's degree and relevant postgraduate studies or a Bachelor's degree with one year's full time professional experience in a relevant field.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

not available to international students

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at:

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.