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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time
0.5 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

40

Course code

UUTL01
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching focuses on professional development of academic staff currently engaged in tertiary teaching. It aims to support teaching staff to develop practice-based core skills, versatility, competence and confidence in their specific learning and teaching environment and to help them effectively meet the requirements of their role as tertiary teachers. It also offers experienced tertiary teaching staff the opportunity to further develop their practice and to obtain formal recognition as either micro-credentials or a postgraduate qualification that can be used toward a Master's qualification. Through a pedagogy that promotes reflective practice, co-design, peer review and students as partners, participants in these units will be engaged in learning that can be applied to their teaching practice. Modules as microcredentials in each unit contribute to a learning and teaching e-portfolio that builds towards the Graduate Certificate, while at the same time providing clearly articulated RPL options to recognise and valorise staff commitment to excellence in T&L. Additionally, the course will be aligned with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) standards to provide staff with a clear pathway towards a Fellowship.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $14,052.00. This equates to $3,513.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

learning and teaching - three students at the waterfront

Why study education at CDU?

Gain advancedknowledge in the education field with a postgraduate teaching degree at CDU. Choose from a range of specialist contemporary streams such as Digital Learning Futures, Inclusive Education, Indigenous Knowledges Education, International Education, Managing and Leading Education, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
learning and teaching - three students at the waterfront

Why study education at CDU?

Educate and inspire the next generation with a teaching degree at CDU. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to enter the classroom with confidence, equipped with a nationally-accredited degree to work anywhere in Australia.

  • #1 in Australia for postgraduate teaching employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Unique opportunities for regional and remote placements

What will I study?

Students complete 4 units worth 10 credit points. These include 3 core units and 1 elective. Additionally, each UTL unit will be comprised of 3 microcredentials, with the 10 points being made up of 1 point for the theoretical intensive component, and 3 points per micro-credential (theory to practice) within the unit.

Course structure


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core
(3 units)
30cpCompulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.

UTL520 Effective Tertiary Teaching
UTL521 Technologies for Teaching and Learning
UTL522 Designing Curriculum and Assessment

Specialist Elective
(1 unit)

 

10cpSpecialist Elective Unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

DLF513 Digital Cultures, Curricula and Assessment
DLF514 Education, Apps and Mobile Devices
DLF515 Digital Technologies: Digital Literacies and Data Literacy
EMG503 Assessment and Quality Assurance in Learning and Teaching
IAS538 Challenging Educational Paradigm
UTL523 Scholarship of Tertiary Teaching
UTL524 University Teacher as HDR Supervisor

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
UTL520 Effective Tertiary TeachingCO  
UTL521 Technologies for Teaching and LearningCO
UTL522 Designing Curriculum and AssessmentCO
Specialist ElectiveSE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
UTL520 Effective Tertiary TeachingCOUTL522 Designing Curriculum and AssessmentCO
UTL521 Technologies for Teaching and LearningCOSpecialist ElectiveSE

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time or part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use these as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Full-time Study Plan

 

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  UTL520 Effective Tertiary TeachingCO
  UTL521 Technologies for Teaching and LearningCO
  UTL522 Designing Curriculum and AssessmentCO
  Specialist ElectiveSE

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  UTL520 Effective Tertiary TeachingCO
  UTL522 Designing Curriculum and AssessmentCO
Year 2
UTL521 Technologies for Teaching and LearningCO  
Specialist ElectiveSE  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master s degree or equivalent international qualification in a relevant field.

Consideration will also be given to those who do not have one of the above qualifications, but who have at least five years relevant professional experience, for example in tertiary education, adult education, learning design or digital technology training. Applicants must provide further documentation in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

My lecturers and the academic staff at CDU have been very supportive in helping me develop strategies to become a competent teacher in Australia.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Unversity Learning and Teaching
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC067
N/A
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC567
871360
Online (CSP)
1GC067
N/A
Online (FF)
1GC567
871360
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
108085D

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