Teaching & Learning

Orientation to Teaching & Learning

This section of the website is all about how to get started in teaching and learning at UTAS.

The Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching (TILT) offers a number of opportunities for orientation to teaching and learning at UTAS. These include accredited courses through the Graduate Certificate of University Learning & Teaching, professional learning days and a workshop program.

General induction program

The University recognises the importance of an induction program that provides the opportunity for new staff to make a smooth transition into their new work environment. The main program is now online and can be accessed from the Staff induction website.

It is designed to be worked through at your own pace but is also supported by an Induction Booklet (PDF) and a face-to-face session. The face-to-face component is run twice a year on the Newnham and Sandy Bay campuses. These sessions normally coincide with the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2.

You can discuss your general induction activities with your Head of School.

Sessional teaching staff

Professional learning days tailored to Sessional Staff are held several times throughout the academic year. For information about these days please contact TILT.

Foundations of University Learning & Teaching

This is the first unit in the Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching, and is compulsory for all new academic appointees. The unit begins with a four-day face-to-face component, with subsequent follow-up activities online.

Details about the course and this particular unit, times and place of offering, and how to register, are available at: Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching.

Staff are encouraged to continue and complete the remaining three units of the Graduate Certificate, which is a HECS-exempt program for UTAS staff.