Graduate Certificate in University Teaching
The Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT) is designed for university staff seeking to develop their expertise, scholarship, and leadership skills in university teaching. The course combines research-based, theoretical seminars guided by experienced higher education researchers, with practical exercises involving peer review of teaching and negotiated projects.
The course is offered part time and is designed to complement participants' university teaching practice.
A feature of the program is the diversity of the group. Participants represent a wide range of disciplines and are in a variety of teaching roles. They therefore contribute various perspectives and experiences to the group. The curriculum is designed to capitalise on this diversity through discussion and collaboration. Assessment tasks are designed to be useful to individuals and relevant to their particular teaching environments.
Past graduates from the GCUT have reported many positive career outcomes, including enhanced knowledge of effective teaching and learning, improved student evaluation scores, increased promotion opportunities, publication in academic journals, and success in winning teaching awards and grants for educational research and development.
The GCUT is a program for staff teaching in an Australian higher education institution. Places are limited and applicants require the support of their Head of Department/School and Dean of Faculty. Course fees for University of Melbourne staff are covered by the University. Staff from other Australian institutions should contact the course coordinator for information about course fees. All University staff meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Bachelor degree (any discipline)
- Current employment at an Australian university with teaching responsibilities (full-time staff, part-time or sessional)
- Support and formal approval from Head of Department and Faculty Dean.
Enrolment for 2015 is now closed. Please stay tuned for 2016 course and enrolment information.
The GCUT is offered part-time, consists of four subjects each worth 12.5 credit points, and may be taken over one or two years.
|TWO year enrolment||ONE year enrolment|
2015 - SEMESTER 1
2015 - SEMESTER 2
Teaching is primarily on-campus, and most subjects include an introductory, intensive session held in the non-teaching period. The two year option is appropriate for staff on full time appointments. Online learning is core to some subjects, and is used to support participation across the course as a whole. Assessment tasks are designed to be useful to individuals, and relevant to their particular teaching environments.
Classes are held on the Parkville campus (typically in the Barbara Falk Room, 715 Swanston St). All subjects are also supported through subject websites on the University's Learning Management System (LMS).
SEMESTER 2, 2015 dates below.
EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching
Effective University Teaching
Classes: Tuesdays, 4.15pm - 6.15pm
EDUC90516 Designing a Curriculum
Designing a Curriculum
Classes: Online or Wednesdays, 4.15pm - 6.15pm.
EDU90001 Teaching in Practice
Teaching in Practice
Classes: 4:15pm - 6:15pm
EDUC90517 Project on Teaching & Learning
Project on Teaching and Learning
Pathways and credit options
Applications for advanced standing are invited. In particular:
The CSHE short course, the Melbourne Teaching Certificate may be considered for credit for the PRACTICE unit
Education qualifications, such as Diploma of Education may be considered for credit for the PRINCIPLES and PRACTICE units
Applicants able to demonstrate an extensive record of effective teaching in higher education (7+ years FTE, with evidence of effectiveness) may be considered for recognition of prior learning for the PRINCIPLES and PRACTICE units
Enrolment for 2015 is now closed. 2016 course and enrolment information will be available shortly. The following information is for reference only and may change for 2016.
Step 1Submit the Expression of Interest form for assessment to CSHE.
Once the EOIs have been assessed by the Melbourne CSHE, applicants will be sent a link to complete the application & enrolment process online.
Step 2Complete the online application with the MGSE Student Centre
Once the application as been completed online, applicants will receive a Letter of Offer from the MGSE Student Centre
Step 3Follow the instructions in the Letter of Offer to enrol in the course
Download EOI form
There are two intakes per year.
Please contact the GCUT course coordinator Dr Chi Baik / firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions about the course or the application process.
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