The GCHE focuses on developing your capability as a tertiary educator. It builds on educational qualifications you may already have, and your teaching experience, to consolidate your knowledge, understanding and skills in ways that are explicitly focused on your capabilities in university-level learning and teaching. It aims to model and illustrate good practice, and to ensure your learning experience is relevant and strategically beneficial to your work.
Tuition fees will be waived for all ACU academic staff members offered a place (including sessional staff).
The 'summer dive-in' means that you can start your study from the beginning of the summer term. You can use the summer to familiarise yourself with readings, engage in discussions and webinars, and prepare early submission of assignments. Used well, this can take a lot of pressure off studying during semester.
The GCHE is comprised of four units of study, completed over four semesters. It is entirely online, and is work-integrated to offer you the greatest flexibility and efficiency for your study.
Teaching and Learning in the GCHE aligns with the ACU Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework and also Higher Education Academy Fellowships. Both are important guides for professional development, performance appraisal, recruitment and tenure for academics. The course is designed to appeal to established academics as well as new teaching staff, with the units of study relevant to all who teach in Higher Education.
The GCHE fosters an understanding and appreciation of Higher Education in the Catholic intellectual tradition and within the principles of Catholic social thought.
The GCHE addresses values consistent with ACU’s Mission.