Are you a university educator seeking to explore, critique and contribute to the study of higher education? The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching is designed to help new and experienced university teachers develop a scholarly approach to teaching. You will examine the context, purpose and role of higher education and have the opportunity to debate contemporary issues in theory and practice. Our courses cover adult learning, curriculum, leadership and change, philosophy, policy and research methodologies.

This degree balances theory with practice: viewing learning and teaching from a range of perspectives including participants own experiences, the experiences of students and colleagues, and the educational literature. This approach provides a foundation for individual professional teaching development and for further exploration in higher education.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will enhance your career options and professional advancement within a broad range of educational institutions.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is suitable for higher education teachers seeking further professional learning opportunities.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Entry requirements

You are required to have completed a three-year undergraduate degree at a recognised university, and be actively engaged in teaching in higher education throughout the duration of the program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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