Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (E5T)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Entry into this course is only available through the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) E4W

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching graduates should be able to:

1. foster deep learning in higher education students through the application of:(i) theoretical knowledge of how students learn, and


(ii) theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching, assessment, evaluation and curriculum design

2. engage with, and contribute to, the scholarship of teaching through critical reflection, research, peer review and publication3. demonstrate leadership capacity in learning, teaching and mentoring

These objectives will be pursued through the provision of a flexibly structured program that allows for the needs and characteristics of different discipline fields and different groups with a teaching role.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education (including various specialisations), and how these can facilitate enhanced pedagogical approaches, curriculum, policy, and student engagement from a global perspective;
  • The relationship between reflective practice and professional standards in local and/or global education contexts, and how each can define, validate and enhance learning and teaching;
  • The key research principles and methods applicable to extending knowledge in their specialised area of interest.

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on practice and/or research findings to develop new understandings that can inform sound professional judgment, planning and decision making;
  • Apply education theory to specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to inform and advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments within their own contexts;
  • Initiate constructive responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs.

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design and evaluate programs in different learning and teaching contexts.
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.
  • Plan and conduct independent inquiry to inform professional practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings and audiences;
  • Apply their knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and/or leadership roles.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to investigate and share practice with peers engaged in professional communities;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory approaches to teaching and learning.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching is comprised of seven units (1 x 12.5 credit points and 6 x 6.25 credit points).

ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching

ELT521 Professional Practice in Higher Education

ELT522 Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education

ELT531 Higher Education Project Development

ELT532 Higher Education Project Implementation

ELT541 Higher Education Project Evaluation

ELT542 Higher Education Project Capstone

Year 1

Listed below is the schedule of postgraduate units. It is expected that units will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers and available staff.

This unit is designed to provide information and a collegial environment to support you in developing a rich and integrated understanding of university learning and teaching issues, with reference to the UTAS context.You will explore the theories, principles and practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will develop your knowledge of one or more specialised areas of professional practice as a teacher and supporter of learning in higher education. You will be able to choose one or more modules on which to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to promote the continuous enhancement of your professional practice in university learning and teaching. This is achieved primarily by helping you to apply knowledge of the principles underpinning critical reflection and build the skills…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

Any two of:

In this unit, you will begin a systematic investigation into your teaching and learning practice or context.You will identify an area of your practice or of teaching and learning in higher education that you wish to investigate, research or develop.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will implement an inquiry into or development of your practice as a university educator.This unit is the second of four units in the suite of Higher Education Project/Inquiry units. In the first unit, you will have…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will analyse and evaluate the outcomes of your Higher Education project. You will draw on data from other sources, reflection, and the Higher Education literature, to interpret and place into context your data.On completion of this…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the capstone of the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching. In this unit, you will disseminate the findings or product of your higher education project.The focus of this unit is the realisation of the third learning outcome…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants will be expected to be currently engaged in some form of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching activity in a university setting.

Credit for relevant units will be given to transferring students from similar programs at the University of Tasmania and other universities. This course will articulate with the Faculty of Education's Coursework Masters course.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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