Online Professional Learning Modules

Learning anytime, anywhere.

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. Register now (opens in a new window) and get started today.

Online modules ready for you now.

The online modules are organised under topics or themes which are intended to support ongoing teaching practice as well as participants engaged with formal programs such as Foundations of University Learning &Teaching (FULT) program (opens in a new window) for new academic staff and Sessional Staff Learning and Teaching program (opens in a new window).

The online modules have been developed to support Western Sydney University’s strategic priorities, taking into account feedback from our students on what they think is most important for their learning experiences and feedback from staff on where guidance on teaching practice is most needed.

You can choose to complete the online modules at your own pace or utilise them for just-in-time support.

Modules Overview

More for you to access.

Through the Professional Learning and Recognition vUWS site, you can also gain access to the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching (CAUT) online MOOC. The MOOC is ideal for colleagues who are in their first few years of university teaching or those which have a university teaching support role in areas such as the library, IT, curriculum design and quality assurance.


MOOC Topics - Available Now

Some of the topics available include:
  • Teaching your first class
  • Planning for learning and feedback
  • Collaborative learning
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum design
  • Designing and supporting online learning
  • Learning and teaching theories
  • Quality Assurance and our responsibilities
  • Scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching

Register Now

If you would like to access* the online modules through the Professional Learning and Recognition vUWS site, please complete the registration form (opens in a new window) and then follow the prompts in the confirmation email you receive in your email inbox.

*Note: Only Western Sydney University staff with a current staff number will be able to register and access the vUWS site.