Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (E5T)

Overview  2017

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.

Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Course rules
Current students
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Hobart
Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
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Current students
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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.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching is comprised of four units each of 12.5% weighting.

ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching

ELT502 Enhancing Professional Practice in University Learning and Teaching

And any two of:

ELT503 Innovation and Leadership in University Learning and Teaching

ELT504 University Learning and Teaching Development Project

ELT505 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

ELT506 Technology Enhance Learning and Teaching

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

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: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

Any two of:

This unit supports you in developing your understanding of contemporary innovation and leadership theories and practices in higher education. The focus is on enabling you to refine and apply your innovation and leadership knowledge and skills in a professional environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

This unit provide participants with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership through undertaking a supervised project on a strategic learning and teaching priority that is of benefit to the individual, their School, and/or the University. Incorporating knowledge developed in previous units…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit has two inter-related purposes: to develop your educational research skills and to improve your students' learning. In this unit, you explore the principles, theories and practice of the scholarship of university teaching and learning. You are introduced first,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

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.

Articulation from

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

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

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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