Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers a formal qualification in learning and teaching in higher education that provides opportunities to strengthen learning and teaching theory and practice. The course engages learners with a broad view of learning and teaching, as well as developments in their discipline and professional practice communities. Graduates strengthen their capacity to engage in, and contribute to, debates and improvements in their institutions and to national and international scholarly discussion. This course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to teach and support student learning in the higher education sector. Participants in the course will engage in critical examination of their roles and responsibilities in view of issues confronting learning and teaching in higher education nationally and internationally, their disciplines and professional practice. These include issues of particular relevance to learning and teaching at CSU such as blended and flexible learning, and professional and practice-based education. Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in tertiary learning and teaching and a deep level of knowledge, understanding and integration into their practice of: issues confronting learning and teaching at their organisation including its location and student intake, approach to learning and teaching, institutional strategy, curriculum principles and good practice guidelines issues confronting learning and teaching in higher education in light of contemporary research in the area, their perspectives on learning and teaching, and discipline and professional practice based imperatives professional and practice based education and the integration of PBE principles into course and subject design and development processes pedagogical content knowledge and educational technology affordances in the development of their scholarship in learning and teaching.


Student Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Charles Sturt University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 64.5% (national average 70.7%)
Improved skills: 73.8% (national average 73.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.1% (national average 81.1%)

The percentages above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Charles Sturt University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at Charles Sturt University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 90.4% (national average 77.8%)
Studying full time: 1.8% (national average 4.9%)
Median full time salary: $87,000 (national average $70,000)

The percentages above refer the proportion of surveyed Charles Sturt University graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.


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This page was last updated on 24/04/2017

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