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Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers a formal qualification in learning and teaching in higher education that will provide opportunities to strengthen learning and teaching theory and practice.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers a formal qualification in learning and teaching in higher education that provides opportunities to strengthen learning and teaching theory and practice. The course engages learners with a broad view of learning and teaching, as well as developments in their discipline and professional practice communities. Graduates strengthen their capacity to engage in, and contribute to, debates and improvements in their institutions and to national and international scholarly discussion.

    This course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to teach and support student learning in the higher education sector. Participants in the course will engage in critical examination of their roles and responsibilities in view of issues confronting learning and teaching in higher education nationally and internationally, their disciplines and professional practice. These include issues of particular relevance to learning and teaching at CSU such as blended and flexible learning, and professional and practice-based education.

    Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in tertiary learning and teaching and a deep level of knowledge, understanding and integration into their practice of:

    • issues confronting learning and teaching at their organisation including its location and student intake, approach to learning and teaching, institutional strategy, curriculum principles and good practice guidelines
    • issues confronting learning and teaching in higher education in light of contemporary research in the area, their perspectives on learning and teaching, and discipline and professional practice based imperatives
    • professional and practice based education and the integration of PBE principles into course and subject design and development processes
    • pedagogical content knowledge and educational technology affordances in the development of their scholarship in learning and teaching.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    Students who have already completed EEL416 and EEL409 will be given credit for EEL516. 

    This aligns with the requirement that all probationary CSU staff complete EEL516. 

    Applicants with previous higher education teaching qualifications may seek credit for EEL516.

    Seek advice from the Course Director.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course comprises 32 points, as follows:

    Core subjects
    EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points)
    EEL523 Enhancing the Skilful Higher Education Teacher (8 points)

    Restricted electives
    EEL521 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (8 points)

    OR 8 points from the following list:

    EEB438 Teaching Adult Literacy in Adult & Vocational Education (8 points)
    EEE404 Assessment & Evaluation Practices (8 points)
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult & Vocational Education (8 points)
    EEL422 The Impact of Online on Distance Education (4 points)
    EEL425 Digital Innovations and OODE Technologies (4 points)
    EEL426 Adoption of Open Educational Practices (4 points)
    EEL512 Digital Learning Design (4 points)
    EEP423 Constructing Effective Learning Environments for Adults  (8 points)
    INF530 Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation (8 points)

    Enrolment pattern

    All subjects are available online for self-paced learning.

    PART-TIME (OVER 2 YEARS):

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 1

    EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points) (commence)

    Year 1 – Session 2
    EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points) (complete)

    Year 2 – Session 1
    EEL521 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (8 points)
    OR
    [  ] restricted elective (8 points) 
    OR
    [  ]  restricted elective (4 points)
    [  ] restricted elective (4 points)

    Year 2 – Session 2
    EEL523 Enhancing the Skilful Higher Education Teacher (8 points)
     

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement - 

    Year 1 – Session 2
    EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points) (commence)

    Year 2 - Session 1
    EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points) (complete)

    Year 2 – Session 2
    EEL521 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (8 points)
    OR
    [  ] restricted elective (8 points) 
    OR
    [  ]  restricted elective (4 points)
    [  ] restricted elective (4 points)

    Year 3 – Session 1
    EEL523 Enhancing the Skilful Higher Education Teacher (8 points)

     

  • Admission information

    Admission is restricted to staff of Charles Sturt University, including including academic associates in the School of Policing Studies teaching CSU subjects. 

    Study Centre staff and workplace learning educators who supervise CSU students during work placements are eligible to enrol in EEL516 as a single study subject to undertake components relevant to their role. 

    Admission for CSU Probationary academics:

    All CSU probationary academic staff will be granted admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

    Admission is restricted to staff of Charles Sturt University and non-CSU staff who meet the criteria listed below.

    All CSU probationary academic staff will be granted admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

    CSU academic and Divisional staff involved in learning and teaching in higher education are encouraged to take the course. However Divisional and academic staff who voluntarily enrol in the course should seek a letter of support from their supervisors.

    Study Centre staff are eligible to enrol in EEL502 Designing Blended Learning Environments in Higher Education on a fee-free basis.

    Workplace learning educators who supervise CSU students during work placements are able to enrol in EEL513 Workplace Learning: Theory and Practice on a fee-free basis.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.


    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPPGYYNOEUS
    DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPPGYYNOEUT
    DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNJEUT

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 subject points involving:

    EEL516
    EEL521 or equivalent electives/RPL
    EEL523.

  • How to apply

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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