Are you ready to step up your academic career and become a more effective and skilful teacher in an increasingly complex higher education landscape? The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GCHETL) is now open for enrolments to Autumn Semester 2024. 

I’m taking things I learned from the course into my teaching now, which is good. I never thought that this would happen, so I surprised myself. 

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In this course, you will: 

  • Develop your teaching and learning repertoire, and advance your scholarship  
  • Reflect on your values and teaching practices, and transform your classroom with practice-based learning 
  • Connect with and learn from your peers across faculties, and grow your professional networks 
  • Position yourself within the higher education landscape and teach with more confidence 

The GCHETL has been tailored to the participants’ unique teaching and learning environments to enhance student learning experiences, advance their academic career and evidence their impact. It is aligned with the Student Experience Framework and Indigenous content is woven throughout the course. 

It was really clever how right from the beginning, we were learning about Indigenous content. So it’s like… we’re learning how to learn by learning. 

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Course Structure 

  • Start with the two foundational core subjects ‘Teaching for Learning’ and ‘Advancing Academic Practice’ 
  • Then choose five electives from a wide suite of subjects including from the GC Transdisciplinary Learning, the GC Learning Design and CAIK micros 
  • Complete the course with the capstone subject ‘Evidencing Academic Practice’ 

Check out all the details of the course structure, elective choice block and admission requirements in the Handbook. You can study the detailed subject schedule here.

Maximum flexibility 

The GCHETL has been designed with flexibility in mind. 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).  

This is a part-time course and delivery modes are blended, with subjects offered in short teaching sessions of six weeks, to complete the course in a minimum of one and a maximum of two years. 

The assessments were so well designed, which in itself is a learning mechanism for us, because you’re role modelling through everything. 

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Enrol now

This course is free to UTS staff (including casual academics) and UTS HDR students teaching into subjects. 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 Friday, 28 January 2024. For more information, contact

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