Last chance to enrol in the GCHE

Are you a teaching academic at ACU? Enhance your understanding of teaching and learning by undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE).

Here are some of the reasons why you should complete the GCHE:

1. We want to support our academics

ACU wants to help you be the most effective and efficient educator you can be.

2. You won’t pay any tuition fees and you may be given a 50 hour workload allocation

Tuition fees for the GCHE are waived for all eligible ACU staff (including sessionals). This means you’ll earn a valuable qualification without paying any fees - a substantial saving on a worthwhile investment in your career. Teaching-focused academics who undertake the GCHE will also be allocated 50 hours workload per unit.

3. The GCHE is valuable for anyone teaching in a university

The GCHE will help you understand education theory as it applies in the university setting, building on your existing knowledge and skills. ACU’s GCHE also covers our Mission and Catholic identity, elevating your teaching capability.

4. You’ll develop greater confidence as a teacher

Completing the GCHE puts you more firmly in command of the choices and decisions you make about how you undertake your teaching role. This translates into greater confidence, as your teaching is more firmly based on a scholarly foundation, leading to greater enjoyment of your role.

5. Your students will benefit

The learning outcomes you achieve through the GCHE translate directly to your practice as a teaching academic. You’ll benefit from the course and your students will too. Their engagement with your teaching, and the efficiency and effectiveness of their learning are likely to be enhanced. This increases their enjoyment in learning and the value of the education they receive from you.

6. GCHE students report good outcomes

Research has shown that 82 per cent of ACU’s GCHE students agreed the course helped them further develop as a teacher, while 72 per cent agreed that their participation in the GCHE positively influenced their teaching practise. The GCHE is not simply an academic exercise leading to a qualification, it is a learning experience leading to real improvements in practice.

Ready to apply?

Apply now to study the GCHE in Semester 2, 2019. Click ‘apply for this course’ and follow the fee-paying route. Fees will be waived for ACU staff.

You can begin your studies during the winter term, during our ‘winter warm up’ to take the pressure off during semester.


Please email with any questions.

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