EEL409 Developing as a Teacher in Higher Education (8)

EEL409 introduces participants to professional development planning and to key issues and challenges in teaching and learning in higher education. The subject helps participants to address the requirements of academic probation at CSU and for becoming a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Associate Fellow. Participants prepare a Professional Development Plan (PDP) that helps them identify their teaching strengths and development needs and to choose a module related to HEA 3: Assess & give feedback to learners. Participants complete authentic assessments related to their teaching practice and develop a reflective narrative on their learning and achievement with respect to the subject learning outcomes.

Taken in combination with EEL416, participants will achieve the requirements for EEL516 and be able to continue with the GCLTHE.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL409. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Division of Learning and Teaching

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to School of Policing Studies (SOPS) staff, CSU academics on 1-3 year contracts, or other staff as approved by Course Director.

Not available to students who have completed EEL516.

Assumed Knowledge

EEL416 must be completed by staff who are required to do single 8 pt probation subject prior to undertaking EEL409. 

Subject Relationships

EEL416 would normally be completed prior to undertaking EEL409

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop an ongoing professional development plan, informed by experience and scholarship;
  • be able to evaluate and revise assessment tasks to demonstrate alignment with CSU policies and scholarly practices;
  • be able to reflect on their learning experiences and demonstrate their achievement with respect to the subject learning outcomes.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Professional Development Planning & Reflective Practice
  • HEA 3: Assessment for Learning or Academic Integrity

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEL409 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Eel409 professional development plan
Critique an assessment task and redevelop a rubric
Academic integrity in teaching contexts
Learning reflection

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.