University of Technology Sydney

C11228v2 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 does not have an intake in 2021.

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 offered by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) through the School of International Studies and Education. It is designed for current university academics or part-time university teachers interested in an academic career.

The course takes a whole-of-academic perspective in which participants review their learning goals prior to commencing the course and have significant opportunities to receive feedback on their progress towards meeting their personal, professional and course outcomes through regular review of progress by their course advisors. It helps participants to reflect critically on their teaching in ways which are underpinned by their own experiences and those of their students and colleagues, and by the research on learning and teaching in higher education.

Course aims

This course is a work-integrated learning program in which course participants reflect on their experiences of teaching in a university. The course aims to develop participants’ understanding of different ways of thinking about university teaching, and the consequences for student learning. This enables them to make informed decisions about their approaches to teaching, subject design and assessment in a variety of contexts and with a diversity of students. By reflecting on their own teaching and subjects participants develop a broader awareness of the higher education and academic career contexts in which they work, assisting them to develop a commitment to the scholarship in teaching and self-directed continuing teaching development.

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 advanced level understanding of different ways of thinking about university teaching
1.2 make informed decisions about teaching, subject design and assessment
2.1 critically inquire, reflect on, and evaluate teaching and subject design
2.2 creatively design of learning experiences for their students
3.1 support the learning of students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds
4.1 have the cultural competency to work with indigenous communities to embed Australian first people’s knowledges and perspectives in their disciplinary subjects
5.1 engage and advocate ethically on matters of higher education teaching and learning
6.1 express their ideas on teaching and learning to students, colleagues and senior management
6.2 listen, accept and apply feedback, and find opportunities for further learning when faced with teaching challenges

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 can be completed over one year, but students may also choose to complete it over a longer period of time.

The course is a part-time program, equivalent to eight weeks of full-time study. Subjects vary in their modes of offering, but typically involve live interactive workshops and online interaction.

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

STM91539 Core Subjects 12cp
CBK91964 Electives 12cp
Total 24cp

Other information

Further information is available from IML from:

Franziska Trede
telephone +61 2 9514 4345