Teaching & Learning

Graduate certificates

Introduction

The Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching offers a number of ELT and CAM units designed to enhance university learning and teaching.

ELT501 is a probation requirement for all new teaching staff level C and below. See dates for ELT501.

These units were previously undertaken by staff under a Graduate Certificate program (E5T or E5S). They are now offered under the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (E4D).

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.

All 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 advice.

Admission and enrolment is a three-step process:

  • Apply for admission to the course (E4D) by submitting an online application *
  • Receive and accept your offer of a place
  • Enrol in your unit/s the via eStudent Centre

* 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.

Fees

The HECS fees will be waived for all eligible staff undertaking ELT or CAM units within this degree.

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 four of the 12.5% units, 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:

  • 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

Dates for ELT units in 2014. Dates for CAM units in 2014 are to be advised.