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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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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education provides you with contemporary knowledge and skills to teach and support student learning in the higher education sector.

It is offered to staff of Charles Sturt University, including associates in the School of Policing Studies teaching CSU subjects.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education provides professional development opportunities to enhance your knowledge of theory, practice and skills in learning and teaching in higher education.

    Practical and relevant

    You will study effective approaches to teaching and learning support that contribute to high-quality learning, including quality learning design, teaching preparation and performance, assessment and feedback, and supportive learning environments. Learning and assessment tasks are authentic and you will apply your learning to enhance your own teaching practices. 

    CSU focus 

    The course addresses matters of particular relevance to learning and teaching at CSU, which include understanding and supporting the diverse CSU student profile, online and flexible learning, and professional and practice-based education. You will be equipped to analyse and apply CSU values, policies, strategic initiatives and frameworks to your own teaching practices.

    Teaching recognition 

    The course is structured around the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK Professional Standards Framework and The CSU Academic evidence, a guide for promotion in the learning domain. On successful completion of EEL516 for academic probation, you will have addressed the requirements for Associate Fellow of the HEA and developed a personal professional learning plan that will help you to prepare for promotion. Completion of the whole Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education addresses the requirements for HEA Fellowship. 

    Study flexibility

    This course is fully online and has been designed for self-paced independent study and cohort-based participation. You will experience learning in the CSU online environment as a student, learn using a range of online resources and educational technologies, and have current educational practices and technologies demonstrated by experienced practitioners.

  • Career opportunities

    On completion of your Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, you will possess a widely recognised qualification that will enhance your career and provide you with a scholarly language and knowledge for applying for teaching awards and promotion.

  • 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 typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission 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

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

    All applicants need to complete and upload a supplementary form with their online application.

    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

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  • 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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