Unit description

Enables current teachers in higher education settings to develop the effective practices of learning design underpinned by a critical engagement with contemporary literature and issues in curriculum design and review. Participants complete a self-directed project relating to learning design or review in their own disciplinary context.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to learning design in higher education 

Topic 2: Process of learning design

Topic 3: Designing for your students and learning-centredness 

Topic 4: Managing complexity and designing for flexibility 

Topic 5: Contemporary learning design issues

Topic 6: Evaluation and review of learning design and curriculum

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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