Students

Students undertaking postgraduate study with ACER are typically professionals working or operating in educational workplaces, who are looking for practical, evidence-based courses that extend their professional knowledge and practice.

To be eligible for consideration for admission to a Higher Education Course offered by ACER, a candidate must have successfully completed (at least) a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline from an approved tertiary institution and be in a position to work closely in an education setting.

The candidate must also meet the minimum English language entry requirements. If you are not a native English speaker and/or if your degree is not gained in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, or The Republic of Ireland, these English language requirements are:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic) assessment with an average band score of 7.5 across all four skills areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing – with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening; or
  • an International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) assessment with a score of level 4 in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, such assessments to be deemed valid only if provided by approved testing sites where the assessment is teacher focused; or
  • a Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) assessment of A in all four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

To complete ACER courses, students need to allocate time to read, to participate in activities, to communicate with peers, to gather evidence from practice and to write reports and complete assessment tasks.

Current students

ACER’s postgraduate programs are primarily delivered through a learning management system (LMS). Current students of ACER’s postgraduate programs can access the LMS using the link below.

Current student login

Current students

Policies and guidelines

To ensure that students receive an educational experience of the highest possible quality, ACER’s postgraduate study programs adhere to a range of policies, guidelines and practices.

As a TEQSA-registered higher education provider, ACER provides access to copies of each policy to both current and potential students, to ensure they are well informed on areas such as academic integrity, codes of conduct for students and faculty, fees and student selection and admission.

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Policies and guidelines

Why study with ACER?

100% online

100% online

Work online at your own pace. Our part-time, online course gives you the flexibility to study to your own schedule, on any device, anywhere in the world. Our sophisticated online learning environment is designed to provide a seamless study experience. Watch lectures at a time that works for you. Access articles and resources on demand. And connect with tutors, academic staff and peers in real time. 

Dedicated support

Dedicated support

Get personalised support from our team. We support you throughout your education, so you stay engaged and on track to complete your qualification, no matter your life and work commitments. 

World-renowned experts

World-renowned experts

Gain the competitive edge with a course led by internationally recognised assessment experts. Drawing on ACER’s work at the forefront of international educational research and assessment, the Graduate Certificate of Education: Assessment of Student Learning gives you everything you need to excel in educational leadership. Take your next step in your teaching career, with the confidence you are backed by the world’s best. 

Community of leaders

Community of leaders

Thrive in a community of aspiring educational leaders. This course attracts intelligent, creative and ambitious education professionals from diverse teaching backgrounds. You each bring real-world challenges from your workplace into the online classroom to examine and practice together. Talk through challenges with your peers and tutors in the online forum. Share ideas and new thinking. This is where leaders are made. 

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Our detailed course guide shows you exactly what is contained in each course unit and how it can be used to maximise your teaching potential.




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