Develop your career: The new Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015

The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) promotes the development of your scholarship in learning and teaching in higher education through evidence-based practice. Successfully completing this course will boost your career.

1. Helps you, as an academic, to become more competent and capable

2. Helps you to do your work more easily and more enjoyably

3.  Helps you to support your students learning, and to achieve better outcomes.

In these ways, the investment of your time completing this course is an investment that will pay off throughout your academic career - impacting thousands of students.

Plus, tuition fees are waived for approved ACU staff.

The Learning and Teaching Centre at ACU is introducing a new offering of the GCHE in Semester 1, 2016.

The new GCHE is entirely online, and work-integrated to offer you the greatest flexibility and efficiency for your study. It aims to model and illustrate good practice, and to ensure your learning experience is transparently relevant and strategically beneficial.

The new course is aligned with the new ACU Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework. This framework is set to become an important guide for professional development, performance appraisal, recruitment and tenure for academics.

The course is re-designed to appeal to established academics as well as new teaching staff. This shift of emphasis makes the GCHE relevant to all who teach in Higher Education. The GCHE is ideally undertaken after completion of the LTC Introduction to Learning and Teaching program.

In addition to updating existing units, the course now also includes a new unit: Technology-enhanced Learning in Higher Education is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills in this important area.

The course continues to be founded on research and scholarship in Higher Education. Thus, it has a strong theoretical and scholarly base to promote your own scholarship and excellence in learning and teaching. The capstone unit, Scholarship in Higher Education, gives you the opportunity to integrate your learning with a strategic and scholarly project of your own.

To apply for admission in Semester 1 2016, please visit the ACU website and locate Future students ^ Postgraduate and navigate to Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Apply for this course.

Academic enquiries about the GCHE may be directed to the Course Co-ordinator via the dedicated course email address:

Administrative enquiries may be directed to the course administration officer on 02 9739 2018.