Teaching & Learning

Graduate certificates


The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (E5T) and the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals (E5S) have now been incorporated into our new degree program, the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) (E4W).

ELT501 is the pre-requisite, foundation unit of this degree and a probation requirement for all new teaching staff levels A-C. Participation in this unit requires attendance at a three-day, intensive, on-campus teaching block which occurs prior to the official semester start date.

Participants completing four compulsory units including (ELT501/ELT502 or CAM502/CAM506) may still exit with a Graduate Certificate. 

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

Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education), graduates will be able to:

  1. foster deep learning in higher education students through the application of: theoretical knowledge of how students learn; and theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching, assessment, evaluation and curriculum design
  2. engage with scholarship of teaching through critical reflection, research, peer review and/or publication
  3. demonstrate leadership capacity in learning, teaching and peer mentoring
  4. contribute to scholarship of teaching and learning through research and publication
  5. engage with the broader higher education context and innovation in higher education learning and teaching

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 which occur in intensive, block mode prior to the official semester start dates.

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 Research Higher Degree candidates should contact the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching directly for individual advice.

Admission and enrolment is a four-step process:

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 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 Credit and Exemption Guidelines for more detailed advice. 

Credit and Exemption Guidelines [PDF] 


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

The SSAF fee will be waived for staff when ELT501 is a probation requirement.

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 (or CAM502/CAM506) 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:

Semesters and Dates [PDF]