Formal Qualifications in University Teaching

Are they worth the effort?

HE wordeMacquarie University thinks they are!  For a number of years we have offered the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, and sponsored tuition fees of eligible staff who complete the program.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is designed for staff involved in teaching at university level.  Join a cohort of colleagues from Macquarie and other tertiary institutions in a flexible learning environment, with online discussion tools, virtual classrooms and optional face-to-face seminars.  The program is designed to be a stimulating and professionally rewarding experience, building on the skills, knowledge and experience of participants.  You will be asked to reflect on your own professional experience and, wherever possible, you will be able to tailor your assignments and project work around issues relevant to your own work environment.

There are ongoing financial rewards for your Department, too.  The Macquarie University Teaching Index (TI) financially rewards Departments on an ongoing basis, for staff who complete qualifications in Higher Education, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

There is more information about the program on the LTC website:

Apply now to commence in Session 2.

Applications to commence in Session 2, 2014 must be submitted to the University by 20 June 2014.  More information from Alison Cameron:

Written by Alison Cameron, LTC