Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT; course code 697AA in the University of Melbourne handbook) is a part time course designed to enahnce the teaching skills of staff in an Australian higher education institution. The course combines research-based, theoretical seminars with practical exercises involving peer review and negotiated projects. The course is offered part time to complement participants' current teaching practice.

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Suitable for

This course is for staff currently teaching in an Australian higher education institution. Staff of vocational education
and training institutions who plan to teach at the higher education level in the future may also benefit from this course.

Benefits

Past graduates have reported positive career outcomes, including:

2016 teaching dates

To gain the Graduate Certifcate, participants must complete four subjects, each worth 12.5 credit points.

Semester 1, 2016

PRINCIPLES UNIT
Effective University Teaching

Forum: 9:30am - 4:00pm Tuesday 23 February

Classes: Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Tuesday 8 March
Tuesday 22 March
Tuesday 5 April
Tuesday  19 April
Tuesday 3 May

Presentations: 2pm - 5pm Tuesday 31 May

DESIGN UNIT
Designing a Curriculum

Forum: 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday 24 February

Classes: Online or Wednesdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Wednesday 9 March
Wednesday 23 March
Wednesday 6 April
Wednesday 20 April
Wednesday 4 May

PRACTICE UNIT
Teaching in Practice

Forum: 9:30am - 4:00pm Thursday 25 February

Classes: Thursdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Thursday 17 March
Thursday 7 April
Thursday 21 April
Thursday 5 May

Completion seminar: 12pm - 3pm Thursday 2 June

PROJECT UNIT
Project on Teaching and Learning

Forum: 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday 22 February

Classes: Mondays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Monday 7 March
Monday 4 April
Monday 2 May

Completion seminar: 9am - 4pm Monday 30 May

 

Semester 2, 2016

DESIGN UNIT
Designing a Curriculum

Forum: 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 20 July

Classes:

Wednesday 3 August
Wednesday 17 August
Wednesday 31 August
Wednesday 14 September
Wednesday 5 October

PRACTICE UNIT
Teaching in Practice

Forum: 9:30am - 4:00pm Thursday 21 July

Classes: Thursdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Thursday 4 August
Thursday 18 August
Thursday 1 September
Thursday 6 October

Completion: 12pm - 3pm  Thursday 27 October

PROJECT UNIT
Project on Teaching and Learning

Forum: 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday 18 July

Classes: Mondays 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Monday 1 August
Monday 29 August
Monday 3 October

Completion: Monday 24 October & Wednesday 26 October

 

Teaching method

This course is primarily taught face-to-face with classes held on the University of Melbourne campus in Parkville. Most subjects include an introductory, intensive session held in the non-teaching period. Online learning is core to some subjects and is used to support participation across the course as a whole. All subjects are also supported through subject websites on the University’s Learning Management System (LMS).

Fees

Current University of Melbourne staff

Current staff who have the support of their Dean or Head of Department/School will have their course fee covered by the University of Melbourne.

All other applicants

The 2016 fee for each unit (12.5 credit points) is A$2716. This fee may be subject to change. Please refer to the University of Melbourne website for more information on fees.

Course prerequisites

Professional and academic requirements

To be eligible for this course, applicants must possess:

Language requirements

All applicants must meet the English language requirements of the University of Melbourne to be eligible for a place in this course. These can be met in a number of ways depending on personal circumstances. You can use IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) and satisfy the requirements in one sitting within the 24 months preceding your application. The minimum scores required for this
course are:

For more details and other ways to satisfy the English language requirements, please refer to the University of Melbourne website on language requirements.

Advanced standing

Advanced standing may be considered for:

Application process

Course Coordinator and contact person

The Course Coordinator and contact person for enquiries about this course is:

Dr Chi Baik
E:
cbaik@unimelb.edu.au
T: +61 3 8344 4212