The Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching offers two postgraduate degree programs aimed at enhancing university learning and teaching:
The objectives of the both the Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching [E5T] and the Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching for Health Professionals [E5S] are to enhance learning and teaching at UTAS by:
The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (E5T) is based on the research literature, including surveys of current practice in universities, the views of stakeholders, including academic staff, and current developments in university teaching, both in Australia and overseas.
The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (E5S) has been developed in response to demand for a program to meet both the needs of health professionals as clinical teachers and the changing educational requirements of medical, nursing, pharmacy and other professionally accredited health courses.
The objectives of both courses will be pursued through the provision of a program that allows for the needs and characteristics of different discipline fields and a variety of teaching roles. Those undertaking the Graduate Certificate courses include new staff, sessional staff, experienced staff seeking further professional development, and general staff with a teaching support function.
All units have a face-to-face teaching component.
ELT501 is compulsory for all new academic staff appointments.
All applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
As all assessment is practical and workplace-based, applicants are expected to be currently engaged in some form of undergraduate or post-graduate teaching activity.
Applicants for E5S must be teaching in a clinical health care setting.
The courses are HECS-based. However, HECS scholarships are available for eligible UTAS staff. Permanent, contract and sessional staff are encouraged to enquire with respect to eligibility for scholarships.
Each course is comprised of four 12.5% units,.. The first two units in each course are compulsory and must be completed sequentially. The remaining two units needed to complete each course are chosen from a suite of electives. Each course is recognised as contributing four units towards an 8 unit Master of Education degree.
Participants enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (E5S) will undertake units that have been contextualised for the higher education clinical setting and will be taught jointly by the Faculty of Health Science and TILT.
See the links directly below for unit descriptions from the UTAS Course/Unit Handbook (online):
Authorised by the Head, Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
25 June, 2013