Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching) (GCETT)

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 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.

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: All courses offered in Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

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:
    • Learning and teaching paradigms
    • Constructive alignment
    • Student-centred learning
    • Assessment for, of and as learning
    • Effective teaching practices
    • Improving practice through review

EDGCT5008: Professional Practice in Tertiary Teaching

Offered Semester 1 & 2

  • Delivery mode: Online, facilitated. Supported by the course coordinator and teaching team members, exploring the application of learning and teaching within wider curriculum and tertiary frameworks, and evidence building in professional practice (Prerequisite: EDGCT5007)
  • Modules include:
    • Online Teaching and Learning
    • Curriculum: Learner-centred design
    • Challenges and teaching
    • Career progression
    • Skills for success

EDGCT5009: Contemporary Issues in Tertiary Teaching

Offered Semester 1 & 2

  • Delivery mode: Online, semi-facilitated. Supported by the course coordinator and teaching team member. (Prerequisite: EDGCT5008)
  • Modules include:
    • Teacher as Researcher
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Developing scholarly research skills
    • The research/education nexus

EDGCT5010: Tertiary Teacher as a Researcher and Practitioner

Offered Semester 1 & 2

  • Delivery mode: Online, semi-structured. Supported by the course coordinator and heavily based on independent scholarly work. (Pre-requisite: EDGCT5009).
  • Modules include:
    • Researcher as Teacher
    • Ethical, theoretical and collaborative considerations
    • Practices of dissemination
    • Applying research skills to design a scholarly research project

Further information