Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (GCULT)

The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching (GCULT) focuses on the development of teaching capability in Higher Education (HE). The program is designed to help both new and experienced University teachers develop a scholarly approach to teaching.

The program draws ideas from practice as well as educational theory. It is designed to meet the needs of busy teachers from diverse teaching settings.

Courses in the program include intensive face-to-face workshops that build on relevant readings and periods of structured independent learning. Courses are designed to:

  • promote collegial collaboration
  • be interactive and engaging
  • model a wide variety of good teaching practices
  • involve academics from a range of disciplines.

Refer to the UNSW Handbook for further information and to the School of Education's website for course outlines.

Program Fees

The Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching is a UNSW program supported by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio, and is offered by the School of Education.

Australian Citizens, Australian Permenant Residents or New Zealand Citizens Program Applicants
Course fees for UNSW staff members who are employed in an ongoing or contract capacity will be sponsored by the University upon approval and admission into this program. Staff employed on a casual basis may be eligible if they meet requirements determined by the Program Authority.

All Other Applicants 
In order for program fees to be sponsored by the Univeristy, international UNSW staff must meet the following three criteria:

  1. On a Temporary Business 457 Visa, and,
  2. Appointed at 0.5 FTE or greater, and
  3. On a three year fixed term contract or longer.

Program Requirements

Participants commence the program by attending the professional development program, Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT), and completing additional assignments for the first compulsory course in the Graduate Certificate.


Complete and return the Registration of Interest Form to and the GCULT Program Administrator will be in contact regarding your enrolment.


"I have been able to talk about what I do in teaching confidently, for the first time. The theories and research we examined helped me to articulate my teaching practice when I applied for promotion." - GC(ULT) graduate

Academics Discuss Benefits of GCULT



If you have any enquires about this program please contact us.