Are you ready to step up your academic career? Do you want to improve your students’ learning experiences and play a more impactful part in their success? Would you like to enhance your teaching, improve your subjects, and get a deeper understanding of the theoretical ideas behind contemporary teaching practices? 

If your answer is “Yes”, then the revised Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GCHETL) is a great opportunity for you to become a more effective teacher in an increasingly complex higher education landscape.

A new look

This UTS course has been fully revised by and is taught by the Teaching and Curriculum Team (TACT) in IML. It showcases good teaching practices and student voices from within UTS: via vod and podcasts, blog posts,and edited excerpts from Hot Topics, First & Further Year Experience (FFYE) and other forums and webinars.

The 2022 cohort will be one of the first at UTS to take advantage of a course portfolio that is tailored by participants to their professional and personal goals. The capstone Portfolium profile and project are intended to assist participants with applications for promotion, jobs, awards and grants. Also, as part of the UTS strategic initiative, we are championing the embedding of the Indigenous Graduate Attribute (IGA) across the core subjects.

The course aims:

  • to connect you through learning with peers to grow your professional networks
  • to build your career by developing your teaching and learning repertoire, and advancing your scholarship skills

The course structure:

  • The revised GCHETL consists of eight 3-credit point subjects
  • The learning is short and intensive over 6 weeks
  • There is a core and choice block: three core subjects and ten elective subjects
  • Core 1 subject, 010060 Teaching for Learning, lays the foundation for commencing course-level learning outcomes which are scaffolded across core and elective subjects
Table shows the 2022 Subject Calendar, beginning with 'Teaching for Learning' on February 7th.

Three pillars of learning

The course is underpinned by the three pillars – reflexivity, dialogue and practice – that will enable you to critique current teaching practices and start to change them.

  • Reflexivity is inclusive where relational reflection fosters connections between the individual and the wider context including policies, student diversity and the cultural, political climate
  • Dialogues (not monologues) allows us to explore the power of listening, noticing and thoughtful responding through story
  • Practice-based learning means you can learn from insights and feedback on your own teaching practices and transform the classroom
Diagram indicating relationship between the 3 Pillars of Learning: reflexivity, dialogue and practice.
Diagram indicating relationship between the 3 Pillars of Learning for the UTS GCHETL, v1, UTS IML TACT, 21.01.22

Maximum flexibility

The GCHETL has been designed with flexibility in mind, with intakes accepted for Autumn and Spring semester. You can enrol in a single subject (core or elective) as a non-award subject – if you decide later to continue studying you can enrol with the next intake and apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). You can study part-time and online, with subjects offered in short teaching sessions of six weeks, to complete the course in one or two years.

Enrol now!

This course is free to UTS staff and you can enrol for either Autumn or Spring. Submit your application via the UTS Student Portal using a non-UTS email address – you’ll be issued a UTS student address while studying.

Enrolments for Autumn close Tuesday 25th January (Spring deadline is Wednesday 22nd June). For more information, contact Sharon Coutts.

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