Vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Education

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply substantial specialised skills and knowledge in the field of education and capability development, using ICT.

In these roles they make high-level, independent judgements in major planning, design, operational and educational outcomes within highly varied and specialised contexts.

The qualification is designed to enhance, but not replace, a teaching or training qualification. As may be seen below, it may apply to a range of jobs.

Job roles

Possible roles relevant to this qualification include:

educator, including teacher, trainer or facilitator

school principal

educational manager

school-based technician, including TAFE or tertiary sector technician

learning and development consultant

RTO manager or head of department

organisational learning and leadership manager

training manager

workforce capability development leader

workforce planner

educational professional working in an RTO

manager providing research or information related to career development.

In addition, the qualification may relate to pre-service teachers and continuing registration requirements.


Total number of units = 5

3 core units plus

2 elective units of which:

at least 1 unit must be from Group A or Group B below

1 unit from the same group as the first elective chosen, or from any accredited course or endorsed Training Package at Vocational Graduate Certificate level or above.

Core units

add topic TAEDEL801A Evaluate, implement and use ICT-based educational platforms

add topic TAEDEL802A Use e-learning with social media

add topic TAELED801A Design pedagogy for e-learning

Elective units

Group A Educational practitioners

add topic TAEASS801A Analyse, implement and evaluate e-assessment

add topic TAELED703A Implement improved learning practice

add topic TAELED802A Investigate the application of ICT content knowledge

Group B Educational leaders

add topic BSBRES801A Initiate and lead applied research

add topic ICAICT705A Direct ICT procurement

add topic TAELED704A Review enterprise e-learning systems and solutions implementation


    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of preferred entry points demonstrating potential to undertake study at graduate level, including any of the following:

    with a relevant Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or higher education qualification, combined with relevant educational practice

    with a relevant Certificate IV in Training and Assessment together with significant relevant vocational practice

    for those pursuing a non-teaching role: with extensive relevant vocational practice, without formal qualifications.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake other vocational graduate qualifications or higher education sector qualifications.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, nor are there prerequisite requirements to any units of competency listed below in the packaging rules.

Licensing Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


writing and presenting high-level reports

interpreting and communicating legislation pertaining to privacy, copyright and protection of information in an IT environment

discussing options with stakeholders

communicating concepts and solutions to colleagues and learners

generating and presenting ideas and concepts

discussing and troubleshooting technical issues


leading teams concerned with planning and evaluating the production of digital media content

determining and directing team tasks and goals

cultivating collaborative team cultures in an IT environment


analysing digital media technology and software requirements

diagnosing application and software problems and identifying solutions

developing strategies to overcome identified barriers to installation within time and budget restrictions

resolving technical issues by modifying design and developing solutions

Initiative and enterprise

transferring and applying theoretical concepts and technical or creative skills to a range of digital media situations

managing issues and providing solutions within established guidelines

Planning and organising

planning and developing a digital media design that meets project-specific actions

designing the production cycle and project plan for a digital media product

adapting plan to suit specific features of site


taking personal responsibility and demonstrating autonomy in performing challenging technical operations

meeting copyright, ethical and privacy standards in the areas of security, legal, moral and ethical practice


maintaining knowledge of digital media tools and software applications

keeping up-to-date and maintaining own competence

investigating and becoming familiar with current privacy, copyright and security legislation

providing suitable training and assessment opportunities for work team members

providing training to customers on system, product, product features and facilities


facilitating convergence of many integrated and emerging technologies

selecting and using software and hardware diagnostic tools for digital media contexts and environments

using digital tools and connectivity technologies

investigating technology options for wireless and wired connections in LAN and WAN settings