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Institute for Interactive Media and Learning


The Institute for Interactive Media & Learning (IML) is the academic development unit of the university. It is in the division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) and comprises these areas of support:

The Teaching and Learning Group

Consists of seven academic staff, each with a faculty liaison role and other roles including strategic project work and teaching in graduate certificate and foundations programs. They support the Associate Dean (teaching and learning or equivalent) in their respective faculties, including advising on and contributing to course review, renewal and reaccreditation.


Faculty Liaison


  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHEd): Peter Kandlbinder


The Academic Language and Learning Group

Collaborates with faculty academics to embed academic literacies across the UTS curriculum.  We work with course and subject teams to develop discipline specific approaches to teaching academic language and literacies.  These approaches can include curriculum development, co-design of subjects and tutorials that focus on language and literacy, guest lectures on academic language and literacy and some team teaching.


Contact staff in the Academic Language and Learning Group for matters regarding embedding academic literacy in the curriculum or the English language testing.

IML Learning Technologists

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Ariane Skapetis
  • Faculty of Business: Phillip Mills
  • Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building: Andrew Francois
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology: Detlev Kerkovius
  • Faculty of Law: Wenes Gunawan
  • Faculty of Health: Mark O'Connor
  • Faculty of Science: Ollie Coady

WPS: The First Year Experience Project

learning.futures peer review

The Academic Programs Office (APO)

Responsible for overall curriculum data management. This area supports the administrative side of course review, renewal and reaccreditation, including advising course leaders on the University's curriculum policies, curriculum management processes, maintaining curriculum systems and supporting central institutional approval committees.  

The APO is also responsible for managing the Register of Admissions Standards. (Login required)

See the APO contacts page

The APO can assist with inquiries regarding:

When developing a new course, reviewing an existing course for reaccreditation purposes or making significant changes to an existing course structure or content, faculties should contact the relevant APO staff member(s) early in the process to discuss the proposal.

Other administrative units, such as the Student Administration Unit (SAU), UTS International and the Planning and Quality Unit (PQU), may also provide assistance and information in relation to specific course matters.