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Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning PGTT

Program focus


The program is designed to enable educators in the tertiary
sector who already have a degree or diploma, to acquire an innovative
credential in tertiary teaching and learning. The program focuses
on applying educational theories to professional situations in university
and other tertiary educational settings in order to design, develop,
implement and evaluate emerging learning environments.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 year full-time, up to 3 years part-time

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Program aims

Demand for professional education and training is increasing.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning is
designed to enable educators in the tertiary sector who already have
a degree or diploma, to acquire a recognised education qualification.
The criterion-oriented program design focuses on the knowledge, skills,
performance competencies and attributes necessary for tertiary educators
to develop their planning, instruction, assessment, evaluation and
program design capabilities to a high standard.

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Program objectives

On the successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate
in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, the student will be able to:

  • design, implement and evaluate programs of instruction which
    meet the needs of the learners in the student's particular context
    within a tertiary teaching organisation

  • demonstrate an ability to select and implement teaching and
    learning strategies appropriate to a given tertiary education context

  • assess, analyse and report on learning outcomes in line with
    accepted guidelines for assessment and measurement in tertiary teaching
    organisations

  • engage in self evaluation processes and formulate plans of action
    for continuous improvement in teaching and learning

  • construct an evidence-based portfolio to demonstrate a commitment
    to continuous improvement in tertiary teaching and learning.


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Program structure

It is the students' responsibility to ensure correct enrolment
in the program structure to meet graduation requirements. The program
consists of four units - two Core Studies in education and two Professional
Studies Electives. For this program students are required to complete:

Core Studies (2 Units)
EDU5702 Exploring Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Contexts
EDU5713 Assessment Principles and Practices
Professional Studies Electives (2 units)
Selected from the following:
EDU5705 Principles of Quality Curricula
EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice
EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Contexts: Theory and Practice
EDU8702 Scholarship in Higher Education: Reflection and Evaluation
EDU5760 Professional Study*

Footnotes
* Suggested final
course in the program to extend by project work students' scholarship
of teaching and learning practices

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