What professional development is available in learning and teaching?

This page lists professional development in learning and teaching.

For guidance about choosing specific learning and teaching opportunities, see Which PD is right for me?

Customised professional development is also provided in response to faculty and school needs by the Faculties, the Learning and Teaching Centre and other units.

To explore the complete range of professional development opportunities at ACU see HR’s ACU Training and Development page.


Learning and teaching professional development

Introduction to learning and teaching

Delivery mode: Multiple methods offered

These workshops are designed for academics new to the university to become familiar with learning and teaching at ACU.

Teaching support program

Delivery mode: Virtual workshop + face-to-face

This introductory program will develop your capabilities in unit design and planning quality learning experiences for students.

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Delivery mode: Online

A part-time, postgraduate, work-integrated course to enhance your capabilities in learning and teaching, curriculum design, technology, and scholarship in higher ed.

Peer observation and review of teaching

Delivery mode: Face-to-face self initiated

A voluntary program to support you in applying reflective teaching practices with a colleague or colleagues.


LEO Workshops


Delivery mode: Face-to-face workshop

These hands-on workshops will give you the ultimate support in building your skills and knowledge in using LEO.

eLearning101


Delivery mode: Virtual workshop

Lunchtime webconferences that will bring you up to speed on technology enhanced learning.

Assessment design workshops

Delivery mode: Multiple methods offered

A range of workshops are available from our assessment specialists, tailored to specific faculty, school or group needs.

Curriculum design workshops

Delivery mode: Multiple methods offered

A range of workshops are available from our curriculum specialists, tailored to specific faculty, school or group needs.


Preparing for a teaching award

Delivery mode: Virtual workshop

An interactive session that identifies the processes, requirements and types of evidence needed for an ACU Teaching Award.

Preparing for a teaching grant

Delivery mode: Virtual workshop

An interactive session that identifies key processes and requirements for an ACU Teaching Grant application.

Teaching online course

Delivery mode: Self-paced online

These self-paced modules cover online pedagogy, course design, teaching online and technologies.

ACU learning and teaching conference

Delivery mode: Face-to-face conference

Biennial ACU conference open to all ACU staff responsible for delivering and supporting teaching at ACU.


Faculty professional development in learning and teaching

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences run a lunchtime learning and teaching seminar series open to all staff.

Faculty of Law and Business

For details about Faculty of Law and Business professional development please see FLB’s L&T Connect LEO site.

Faculty of Education and Arts

For details about Faculty of Education and Arts professional development please contact FEA Learning and Teaching/eLearning staff.

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

For details about Faculty of Theology and Philosophy professional development please contact FTP Learning and Teaching/eLearning staff.