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Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHEd)
Course code: C11228v1
Credit points: 24


This course is offered by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) through UTS: Education. The course helps students 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

The course aims to encourage students to develop:
  • an understanding of different ways of thinking about university teaching, and the consequences for student learning, to enable 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 (relates to professional and intellectual attributes)
  • an ability to reflect critically on and evaluate their own teaching and subjects and make changes aimed at improving their students' learning (relates to professional and intellectual attributes)
  • a commitment to scholarship in teaching and to self-directed continuing teaching development (relates to professional and personal attributes), and
  • a broader awareness of the higher education, university and academic career contexts in which they work, to assist them to develop their academic potential more effectively (relates to professional and personal attributes).

Course duration and attendance

1 yr PT 
Note: International students in Australia on a student visa are required to undertake full-time (FT) study as a condition of their visa.

Course structure

The course consists of 24 credit points of study, comprising four subjects which must be completed to be eligible for the award.

Course completion requirements

010042 Student Learning and Teaching Approaches 6cp
010043 Course Design and Assessment 6cp
010044 Scholarly Teaching and Learning Project 6cp
010045 Reflective Academic Practice 6cp
Total 24cp

Course guide

Download a copy of the 2017 GradCertHEd Course Guide in pdf.


Enza Mirabella
Course Administrator
Institute for Interactive Media and Learning
Phone: (02) 9514 1669; Fax: (02) 9514 1666
Email: Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au

If you have questions about the course focus or content or your eligibility for the course, contact:

Peter Kandlbinder
Course Co-ordinator
Institute for Interactive Media and Learning
Phone: (02) 9514 2314; Fax: (02) 9514 1666
Email: Peter.Kandlbinder@uts.edu.au


2017 GradCertHEd course guide (PDF, 671.84kB, 20 pages)