Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

School of Education, Sydney Campus

Do you want to become a more effective higher education teacher? Do you want to improve your analytical, research, communication and planning skills? The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education is a highly-focused degree that is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those working (or aspiring to work) in the higher education sector. In order to work around your pre-existing commitments, this program is available in a fully facilitated online format.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education (GCLTHE) focuses on enhancing the knowledge and skills of those aspiring to develop good practice in higher education learning and teaching. You will be required to complete four compulsory courses to complete the program, which includes topics such as current perspectives on university teaching, curricula design, academic assessment and evaluation, and supervising postgraduate research. Since not all of these courses are offered in every Semester, enrolment is typically on a part-time study basis.

    You will finish this program with a number of valuable skills, such as the ability to evaluate higher education literature critically, a learner-centered approach to curriculum design and delivery, better communication and teaching skills, improved digital practices, a greater capacity of collaboration with academic colleagues, and an improved ability to initiate, plan and implement a pedagogical research project.

  • Program summary

    • Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education
    • Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
    • Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
    • Action Research
    • Supervising Postgraduate Research

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

  • More information

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