Teaching & Learning

Graduate certificates

Introduction

The Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching now offers a new degree program, the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) (E4W) in which to study units designed to enhance university learning and teaching.

ELT501 is the foundation unit and a probation requirement for all new teaching staff levels A-C. 

Participants completing four compulsory units including (ELT501/ELT502 or CAM502/CAM506) will be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching. 

For any enquiries or assistance with the application or enrolment process please email tilt.enquiries@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6226 7251.

Objectives

The objectives of these units are to enhance learning and teaching at UTAS by:

  • fostering deep learning in higher education students through the application of   
    • theoretical knowledge of how adult students learn
    • theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching, assessment, evaluation and curriculum design 
  • engaging with, and contributing to, the scholarship of teaching through critical reflection, research, peer review and publication
  • demonstrating leadership capacity in learning, teaching and mentoring

The program 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 CAM units have 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.

Method of delivery

The objectives of the course 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 these units include new staff, sessional staff, experienced staff seeking further professional development, and general staff with a teaching support function.

Most units currently have a face-to-face teaching component.

Admission and prerequisites

Eligibility requirements for admission to the course are:

  • You must be a member of teaching staff at UTAS
  • You must have previously completed a Bachelor's degree
  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or NZ

International staff, non-teaching staff and previous UTAS Research candidates should contact the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching directly for individual advice.

Admission and enrolment is a three-step process:

  • Apply for admission to the course (E4W) by submitting an online application *
  • Receive and accept your offer of a place
  • Enrol in your unit/s via eStudent

* You must include information about your academic background and submit a brief supporting statement outlining your teaching role and indicating whether ELT501 is a probation requirement for you.

Credit and Exemption

Staff who believe their qualifications and/or experience have equipped them with the foundation otherwise developed in ELT501 may apply for credit for or exemption from the unit.

If you are wanting to do study ELT units other than 501, you should apply for credit. Credit applications are assessed by the Course Coordinator, Dr Andrea Adam.

If you are only wanting to satisfy the probation requirement of successful completion of ELT501, you are advised to apply for exemption. Applications for exemption should be sent to the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students and Education for assessment or referral to committee.

Please see the guidelines for more detailed advice. 

Credit and Exemption Guidelines [PDF] 

Fees

The HECS fees will be waived for all eligible staff undertaking E4W.

The SSAF fee will be waived for staff undertaking ELT501 as a probation requirement, therefore it is essential that this information is provided at the point of application.

Course structure and articulation

Staff completing eight 12.5% units, including six compulsory units and two elective units, will be eligible for the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education). Staff who choose to complete four compulsory 12.5% units (including ELT501/ELT502 or CAM502/CAM506) may exit with a Graduate Certificate.

ELT501 is a pre-requisite for the other ELT units which may be completed in any order.

Unit descriptions

See the links directly below for unit descriptions from the online Course and Unit Handbook:

  • ELT501: Foundations of University Learning and Teaching:
  • Unit description | Draft Unit outline, Sem 2, 2014
  • ELT502: Enhancing Professional Practice in University Learning and Teaching:
    Unit description
    | Unit outline | Criteria Sheet Task 1 | Criteria Sheet Task 2
  • ELT503: Innovation and Leadership in University Learning and Teaching:
    Unit description | Unit outline | Criteria Sheet Task 1 | Criteria Sheet Task 2 | Criteria Sheet Task 3
  • ELT504: University Learning and Teaching Development Project:
    Unit description | Unit outline     
  • ELT505: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
    Unit description | Unit outline | Criteria Sheet Task 1  | Criteria Sheet Task 2
  • ELT506: Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching:
    Unit description | Unit outline 
  • CAM502: Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Health Professional Education:
    Unit description | Unit outline
  • CAM506: Assessment in the Health Professions:
    Unit description | Unit outline