The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GCLTHE) offers a formal award to CSU academic staff for probation and professional development to strengthen learning and teaching theory and practice, and embed CSU values, policies, systems and frameworks. The GCLTHE is available for CSU staff and others teaching CSU courses, including staff in the NSW Police Force Academy, Study Centre staff and Workplace Learning educators who supervise CSU students. The course includes EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, which is undertaken as a requirement of probation by all new CSU academic staff with a teaching role.
The course comprises 32 points, as follows:
EEL516 Foundations of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (16 points)
EEL523 Enhancing the Skilful Higher Education Teacher (8 points)
EEL521 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (8 points)
OR 8 points of electives:
Course and enrolment information for new students in 2018 is available at http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/courses/teaching-education/graduate-certificate-learning-teaching-higher-education
EEL516, the first subject in the GCLTHE, is undertaken for academic probation by new CSU academic staff with a teaching role. EEL516 provides staff with a choice of modules to meet their professional development needs. Staff are encouraged to negotiate their learning pathways with their academic supervisor to ensure that they address both their personal professional development needs and those of their CSU teaching context. The course learning outcomes are aligned with the Higher Education Academy (HEA) UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) so that staff completing probation will be in a position to apply for HEA Associate Fellowship.
More details about the Academic Staff Probation Policy, Procedures and Guidelines. Your supervisor will also have more information about your probation requirements.
EEL516 is a compulsory requirement for most new CSU academic staff with a teaching role. It introduces new academics to the key issues and challenges in planning, designing and facilitating learning in higher education and to relevant CSU values, policies, systems and frameworks.
All subjects are offered in Online Learning mode.
Lodge an application for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education using the CSU Online Application Portal.
You must also complete the Application for Admission Supplementary Form.
If you experience difficulty lodging an online application, you can apply using the Application for Admission.
If you enrol in a single subject in the GCLTHE, CSU will not be able to waive your fees. You will be liable for all fees up-front. Hence you need to apply for, and enrol in the GCLTHE. You may discontinue your studies after you have completed your probation requirements or continue to complete the course.
Fees will be waived for all eligible staff who complete subjects in the GCLTHE. Teachers employed at least 0.5 of the time teaching CSU subjects and academic associates in the School of Policing Studies teaching CSU subjects are included as eligible staff. CSU staff not on probation, including non-teaching staff who meet the admission requirements, are encouraged to apply, however places may be subject to availability.
Applications for exemption from EEL516 should be made to your Head of School. To apply, please complete the GCLTHE Exemption Form and include it and any supporting documentation with your Admissions Form.
To claim either credit transfer or proficiency credit, you must first make an Application for Admission to the course. According to standard course rules, a student must be enrolled in order to apply for credit.
The course is governed by CSU course admission rules. These rules allow a student to claim credit transfer or proficiency credit (on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning), for subjects within the course: CSU general information about Credit Transfer
To claim credit, apply using the credit transfer form.
We encourage CSU academic and divisional staff involved in learning and teaching in higher education to take the course. Divisional staff who wish to apply for fee exemption need to supply endorsement from their Supervisor to be considered.
Divisional and academic staff who voluntarily enrol in the course should seek a letter of support from their supervisors.
The following non-CSU staff are also eligible to enrol in nominated modules from EEL516 on a fee-free basis:
To be eligible for fee-free enrolments all applicants need to apply for the GCLTHE and complete the Supplementary form.
Some CSU staff will be completing the old version of the GCLTHE.
This course will be taught out in 2018, with four of the following 8-point subjects to be completed. These GCLTHE subjects will be offered in 2018 as follows
Session 1 201830
Session 2 201860