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Monday, 28 January 2019 23:54

Mastering your university degree – let your experience count and learn by doing Featured



This innovative Australian first from Deakin University allows you to earn a master’s degree in Leadership or IT Leadership by using your existing industry skills and knowledge to earn a valuable qualification and help further your career.

If you're already working and have significant experience within your industry, it may be difficult to gain a degree when balancing a busy home and professional life.

There is no question that the right degree can help you accelerate your career and earnings even faster.

Now you can apply the experience, skills and knowledge you've gained, earned and learned in your workplace and career, receiving formal recognition for it all in Deakin University's online professional practice master's degrees – in a fraction of the time a regular degree would take.

This is a new kind of master's degree, where your experience counts, and you learn in practice, challenging old traditions as you learn through reflection and application to create immediate impact. Throughout the program, you will undertake three units and 10 Professional Practice credentials, where you demonstrate the capabilities you have already acquired in the workplace. You will also gather evidence and complete a series of short reflective style essays and video testimonies.

Currently, there are two master’s degrees available within this Professional Practice style. These courses cater to busy and accomplished professionals and can be accomplished 100% online within a year at a minimum:

In both programs, students use their industry skills and knowledge to earn a qualification that will help them reach the next level in their careers.

Intakes each year are during March, July and November.

Why choose Deakin University?

Beyond the innovations they provide to help you gain the degree you need to level up in life, Deakin University is continuously advancing education through progressive teaching, research, and global engagement. The University has a student-focused culture with a reputation for being accessible and supportive.

At the forefront of digital change and with a solid history of using cutting-edge technology to provide personal and flexible learning experiences, Deakin University ensures its students are prepared for jobs of the future.

There's also the undeniable advantage of studying online, where you are provided with the flexibility to access your coursework from anywhere, at any time. The online learning platform, FutureLearn, enables you to be successful no matter your work or family commitments. You will participate in webinars, quizzes and chat with other students and academic staff.

Check out Deakin University's blog for plenty more news on leadership, study, learning and much more here, where just a small sample of what you can learn includes "Being an ethical business leader in five steps", "How to tackle common leadership challenges in tech teams" and "The importance of being human in IT leadership".


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David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

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