Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT)

The Foundations of University Learning and Teaching (FULT) program is a professional development program that is compulsory for all new WSU academic staff with teaching responsibilities appointed for more than one year. Invitations are sent to staff who are required to attend the program. However, those who can provide evidence of equivalent prior learning may be granted exemption. The program aligns with current and planned strategic initiatives in curriculum development and associated staff professional development needs and is built around a project that can be chosen to assist with (rather than add to) the participant's priority work.

The program is offered twice a year during Autumn and Spring session and starts with some online activities, followed by a face to face workshop. After the workshop, participants undertake a practice-based project which includes aspects of peer review, before submitting a final report. Completion of the online activities, participation in workshop and submission of a 3000-word practice-based report is mandatory for successful completion of the program. Please note that prior completion of the online activities is required for attendance at the workshop.

The online activities for the FULT program draw upon a suite of self-paced online learning modules.

Register your interest for Autumn 2023

The Autumn FULT program has been postponed until Spring semester later this year. We apologise for any disruption this may cause and will keep you updated on the timeline of the Spring program and provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, to help you jump start your teaching and learning journey at Western you can explore one or more of the following:

  • The Professional Learning and Recognition vUWS site offers a range of self-paced, online teaching and learning modules for Western staff across all roles and levels of responsibility, to complement other professional learning opportunities to enhance teaching practice and student learning experiences.Click on Get Started to gain immediate access .
  • Learning Futures offers a range of professional learning opportunities and support throughout the year. These opportunities include regular workshops, information sessions, focus groups, and other special events. The online workshop schedule can be accessed by clicking on 2023 Workshop Schedule.
  • Save the dates for Teaching and Learning Week 2023This year’s theme is “Teaching Beyond the Classroom” and will see the event being held across several campuses. Program details and registration will be released shortly. Make sure you mark Monday 24, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April in your diary!

For any further inquiries, email

Register your interest for Spring 2023

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Exemption from the FULT program

Exemption from the FULT program may be granted if staff hold a postgraduate qualification in higher education or adult education, or have completed an equivalent teaching development program, or can demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching as evidenced through documentation of their teaching achievements over the last three years.

Staff seeking exemption must contact the Program Coordinator, Gina Saliba, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Futures), ext. 7340 (9678 7340) or email prior to completion of this application.

If you have any additional questions about the FULT program, visit our Program FAQs page (opens in a new window) or contact Gina Saliba - Lecturer, Learning Futures.

If you have any administrative enquiries or questions relating to registration for FULT, please contact Farukh Anjum - Project Officer, Learning Futures