Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


This is the introductory unit for the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching. Participants will explore the theories, principles and practice of university learning and teaching, with a strong focus on the UWA context.

There is particular focus on evidence-based strategies to enhancing learning and teaching and the development of reflective practices for ongoing professional development.

The unit introduces you to a range of topics that will be further developed in other units in the course.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) evaluate a range of approaches and concepts in learning and teaching appropriate to their discipline; (2) articulate critical and evidence-based reflections on their learning and teaching practice; (3) critically reflect on their career as a higher education teacher, drawing on peer and student feedback, and a corpus of scholarly literature; and (4) demonstrate that they meet the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework at Descriptor 1.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project presentation and (2) project proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jan Dook
Contact hours
4 intensive days teaching in HyFlex mode (students have the option of joining online or attending face to face)
EDUC5111 is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework. Eligible EDUC5111 students who satisfy all the requirements of the unit will be eligible to submit an application to UWA's Academy Fellowship Scheme to gain recognition as an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). The UK HEA Fellowship scheme enables recognition of quality and excellence in the practice of teaching and supporting learning.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.