This Design Thinking for Education course from Torrens University Australia explores the origins and processes of design thinking and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. You will engage in a design thinking process to identify and plan to address an issue within your own professional context. 
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This Design Thinking for Education course from Torrens University Australia  is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education with specialisations in Autism, Learning Differences or Mental Health; and Master of Special Education. 

It would be offered as a standalone subject without any alterations and in line with regular offerings of this subject. After passing all assessments in this subject you will be awarded a Torrens Certificate of Achievement that could be utilised for credit in appropriate Torrens Education courses.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills in identifying and addressing complex educational problems
  • Apply cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate, synthesise and extend knowledge

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 months
    • Duration description

      1 trimester

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. 
  • Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. 
  • We will support you in every step of your study with us.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements


  • While there is no specific admissions criteria for this course, it is designed specifically for teachers, school leaders, educators, practitioners, family members and counsellors who are committed to innovating and making a positive change in their community.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    2450 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2450 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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