• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Education
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of university teaching and learning within the ANU context. Designed for those new to teaching as well as those who are more experienced but still at an early career stage, it is delivered in flexible mode, generally face-to-face either as block intensives or as 6 three-hour workshops. Although participants are not required to have existing teaching responsibilities, those who are currently teaching will be to apply the assessment tasks directly to that teaching.

Key areas covered during this course include:
  • learning from both students’ and teachers’ perspectives
  • principles of designing inclusive curricula
  • concepts of learning outcomes
  • approaches to encourage student engagement and active learning
  • student diversity and how that affects teaching
  • principles of flexible learning and delivery
  • flexible learning technologies
  • linking research and teaching, and doing both as academics
  • designing assessments that promote learning
  • providing effective student feedback for learning
  • evaluation to improve teaching quality.

Course Website

Enrolled Students will be able to access more information at Wattle


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, participants will be able to:

  • design an effective curriculum that demonstrates constructive alignment, takes into account student diversity and learning needs, encourages student engagement and active learning, and includes elements of flexible learning and delivery;
  • devise assessment approaches that promote effective learning and provide student feedback to facilitate learning;
  • use a range of methods to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching; and
  • identify opportunities for research-led education, and understand the balance academics need between their teaching and research responsibilities.

Other Information

ANU staff and students are generally eligible for funding that will make this course fee-free when taken as part of the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education or the Master of Higher Education. See the Staff Development Scholarship information pages

This course can also be taken as a professional development program. See Training @ ANU

FUTL can also be taken within the Graduate Studies Select program. See Graduate Studies Select

Indicative Assessment

The assessment for this course is customised to each student to maximise the benefits to the individual participant. During the course, students are encouraged to write regular reflections on their own teaching practice and/or the ideas presented. These reflections, together with a set of short papers relevant to each section of the course and personally relevant to the participant constitute the assessment.

Typical tasks will include developing a course outline (with learning outcomes); flexible learning plan; research/teaching balance ideas; and teaching evaluation plan.

At the end of the course, a summary reflection allows participants to articulate how their knowledge of, and practice in, teaching and learning have been influenced by the course. (Where appropriate, participants may negotiate alternative assessment items that are even more relevant to their context and needs.)

Grading is based on satisfying the assessment requirements (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


Total workload expectation is approximately 120 hours which includes attending classes, reading and on-line discussion, assignments and reflection.

Preliminary Reading



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $1566
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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