University of Technology Sydney

C11228v3 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHEd)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is only offered to local students.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

This course is designed for university academics and locates teaching and learning in the shifting and increasingly complex, connected and uncertain higher education context. Internationalisation, globalization, technological advancements and imperatives to balance ‘job ready’ graduates with education for social good and citizenship have effects upon how learning and teaching is theorised, practised and evidenced.

This course invites university academics to examine their purpose, values and approaches to teaching and learning, enhance their practice as well as develop their careers. It balances theory from key research in learning and curriculum, with practical skills and strategies. Through a practice based, dialogic approach participants engage in critical and self-directed inquiry as well as work collaboratively with colleagues, course teams, students, and professional practitioners to enable them to develop their professional judgment and scholarly teaching repertoire.

Course aims

The aim of the course is to enable participants to develop a scholarly framework and a robust teaching repertoire. It is tailored to their unique teaching and learning environments to enhance student learning experiences, advance their academic career and evidence their impact.

This course is offered by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) through the School of International Studies and Education in FASS.

Career options

This course is designed to support participants wishing to advance their careers as teaching and research or education-focused academics or casual university teachers.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Apply relevant knowledge to make theory-informed judgements about curriculum, learning, assessment and evaluation in the higher education context
2.1 Reflexively assess complex issues related to curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, and generate effective scholarly and creative solutions
3.1 Support and facilitate inclusive practices that foster respectful engagement with diverse learners and perspectives at a local and global level
4.1 Design learning activities that teach Indigenous Australians in a culturally safe manner and enable non-Indigenous students to develop their capacity to work respectfully with Indigenous Australians
5.1 Articulate one’s contribution to the culture and climate of the University, and to the sector/discipline more broadly on matters of concern for higher education teaching and learning.
6.1 Express ideas on teaching and learning to different audiences in a variety of modes

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must be full-time or fractional higher education academics, or casual higher education teachers who can provide evidence of ongoing teaching during course enrolment. UTS full-time or fractional-time staff are exempt from paying course fees through sponsorship by the University.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is a part time program. It is undertaken within eight short teaching Sessions with each Session spanning six weeks. The course can be completed in one year, with a maximum completion time of two years.

Course structure

The course consists of 24 credit points of study, comprising of three core subjects and a range of elective options.

Course completion requirements

STM91722 Core subjects 9cp
CBK92155 Electives 15cp
Total 24cp

Other information

Further information is available from IML from:

Franziska Trede
telephone +61 2 9514 4345