Award programs

Award programs are those programs delivered at a registered training organisation that align with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF 2nd Edition 2013) and meet TEQSA requirements. The AQF (2nd edition), TEQSA Act and the Higher Education Standards Framework (Dec 2011), publications provide clear rationale, directives, objectives and information regarding governing and monitoring awards provided by self-accrediting institutions.

The Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP) currently offers one award program, the Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching).

Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching)

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching) (GCETT) is a postgraduate program offered through the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP). The GCETT program is suited to academic and library staff working within tertiary learning and teaching settings.

It serves to allow educators to update and widen their knowledge of contemporary student centred learning while exploring and developing new skills and pedagogies. Throughout the program staff will be exposed to contemporary trends and issues in tertiary education and will be assisted to create and maintain their own teaching ePortfolio. This is an engaging, accredited professional development program that provides participants with personalised professional learning opportunities contextualised to their current learning and teaching settings. It is highly recommended to staff new to teaching in the tertiary sector, in particular higher education.

Overview

  • Target group: Anyone with a bachelor's degree or equivalent, currently or wanting to teach in the tertiary sector
  • Delivery mode: Fully online. Four 15 credit point courses
  • Time allocation: Approximately 150 hours of learning per course over a 12 week semester
  • Offered: EDGCT5007 & EDGCT5009 (Semester 1) and EDGCT5008 & EDGCT5010 (Semester 2)

Courses

EDGCT5007: Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Offered Semester 1 only

  • Delivery mode: Online, facilitated. Supported by the course coordinator and teaching team members, exploring the fundamentals of learning and teaching within tertiary settings.
  • Modules include:
    • Tertiary learning and teaching paradigms
    • Course Design: Learner-centred
    • Dynamics of learning
    • Assessment for, of and as learning
    • Effective teaching practices
    • Enhancing practice through review

EDGCT5008: Professional Practice in Tertiary Teaching

Offered Semester 2 only

  • Delivery mode: Online, facilitated. Supported by the course coordinator and teaching team members, this course explores the application and challenges of learning and teaching within wider curriculum and tertiary frameworks (Prerequisite: EDGCT5007)
  • Modules include:
  • Online learning and teaching
  • Blended learning and teaching
  • Curriculum Design: Learner-centred
  • Collegial teaching
  • Students as partners
  • Challenges and teaching

EDGCT5009: Contemporary Issues in Tertiary Teaching

Offered Semester 1 only

  • Delivery mode: Online, semi-facilitated. Supported by the course coordinator and teaching team members, this course extends the role of teacher to that of an academic, evidence building in professional practice and introduces the scholarship of learning and teaching (Prerequisite: EDGCT5008)
  • Modules include:
    • Academic progression
    • Academic service
    • The practice/research nexus
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

EDGCT5010: Tertiary Teacher as a Researcher and Practitioner

Offered Semester 2 only

  • Delivery mode: Online, semi-structured. Supported by the course coordinator and heavily based on independent scholarly work. (Pre-requisite: EDGCT5009).
  • Modules include:
  • STREAM A: SoTL by research
    • Finding and defining your research question(s)
    • The literature review
    • Ethics, Theory & Data
    • Formulating a research proposal
  • STREAM B: SoTL by practice
    • Pedagogical theories
    • The literature review
    • Thinking with theory
    • Thinking with practice

Further information