Building Capability

Deakin offers a range of capability building activities to support you to develop capability in the areas of activity, core knowledge and professional values for designing, delivering, enabling and leading teaching and learning.

Accredited Programs

Graduate Certificate Higher Education Learning and Teaching

(A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3, V4)

The course is designed for both new/early career and experienced teachers/academics to learn about designing and teaching effective learning programs, creating and sustaining digitally-enriched, supportive learning environments, developing and implementing effective approaches to feedback and assessment, and engaging in productive evaluation and professional learning.

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching)

Digital Learning Leadership Programs

(A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K4)

Deakin’s Graduate Certificate and Masters of Digital Learning Leadership offer those who work in digital learning environment a validated, practice-based model of learning that recognises their professional experience. The programs are a mixture of taught units and credentials which recognise the student’s work-based experience in digital learning.

DeakinHE Fellowships

(A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3, V4)

The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised peer reviewed professional recognition program that supports those with teaching and learning experience and expertise in the tertiary sector to gain recognition through a HEA fellowship achieved through a reflective practice pathway, or through the GradCertHELT.


Transforming Digital Learning MOOC

(A1, A4, K4)

In this course you’ll examine what online learning is, who needs it, who creates it and why. From the perspective of ‘teaching as a design science’, you’ll explore the design theories and practices that are transforming the future of digital learning and digital literacy. This two-week MOOC runs in March, July and November via FutureLearn.

Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC

(A1, A2, A3, K2, K3, K4, K6, V1, V4)

This MOOC has been developed by experts from a range of Australian universities and provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those who are in their first few years of university teaching. Each modules is 2 hours long.

CAULLT: Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching


CloudFirst 101

(A1, K4)

This course has been created by the CloudFirst CoDesign team as a set of self-guided resources that can be used by anyone wishing to develop their curriculum using CloudFirst Learning Design. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

CloudFirst 102

(A2, K4)

This course has been created by the CloudFirst Team to showcase experiences from colleagues of what it’s like to teach in a CloudFirst unit, and provide practical strategies to assist in your teaching. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

Inclusive Education Toolkit

(A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K3, K4, V1, V2)

This webpage contains practical, easy-to-find information to support inclusive education, creating accessible information and examples of inclusive pedagogies and curriculum from across the university

Teaching Academic Literacies: A Transition Toolkit


Building upon Language and Learning Advisers’ work in embedding academic literacies, this toolkit provides teaching staff with further options to support transitioning students. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

Sessional Staff Professional Learning Modules

(A2, A3, A4, A5, K3, K6)

A series of 1-2 hour modules addressing a range of topics in teaching practice developed for sessional staff, but appropriate for all. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

**Curriculum Development for Unit Chairs Modules

(A1, A3, A5, V1)

A practical resource to help Unit Chairs review and develop their units. The modules have been designed to be stand alone. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

**Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Modules

(A5, K5, V3)

This series of modules will introduce you to the nature, purpose and process of scholarship of teaching and learning, and assist you to develop and refine your SoTL knowledge and skills.

Contact for password for access: HERDSA Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Modules

Staff Academic Integrity Modules

These modules are designed to support staff in understanding and supporting academic integrity at Deakin. They set out Deakin’s policy and procedure along with support in using Turnitin, designing assessment and the process for detecting and reporting breaches (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)

HDR Supervisor Online Professional Development (A2, A4)

This site provides HDR supervisors at Deakin with professional development to support their supervision of higher degree students. (Self-enrol through CloudDeakin)


Inclusive Education Community of Practice (V1, V2)

The Inclusive Education Community of Practice is a forum where people with an interest in providing inclusive education can connect, support and inspire each other, whatever their levels of expertise. To join the Community, contact ~ .~ Mary Dracup

Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (A3, K4)

The Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) investigates improvements in higher education assessment tin the context of a rapidly expanding digital environment. CRADLE holds regular seminars and events and updated information and dates can be found on their blog:

WIL@Deakin (A2, K2)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences provide students with opportunities to apply disciplinary knowledge to work-related contexts as well as develop graduate capabilities in these contexts. For more information about the WiL@Deakin Community of Practice, contact Friederika Kaider .DLF Learning Lunchtime Series (A2, A2, A3)

DLF Hosts a regular learning lunchtime series which supports staff to explore their teaching practice with their peers. Information about the series is available in the What’s on?section of DTeach.

SEBE SoTL Community of Practice (A5, K5, V3)

This CoP aims to build capacity in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Interested staff are invited to discuss their specific teaching and learning research and practices, and share ideas through scholarly discussion, presentations and publication. Contact Jan West for access to the communities share point site.

The Imaginarium Community of Practice (A1, A4, K4)

The CoP is a group of interested and involved academics and professional staff engaged in the development and review of immersive content for the Imaginarium, a technology-rich, immersive learning space in the Faculty of Arts and Education. Join the community of practice here: The imaginarium community of practice

The Academic Developers Network (A1, A2, A3, A4)

Membership of this network is open to academic developers at Deakin. The intent is to reduce replication of similar work effort across Deakin’s faculties and within Deakin Learning Futures by shared creation of resources for use across Deakin. Contact Laura T for access to the communities Microsoft Teams space.

Deakin Learning and Teaching Conference (A5)

Held annually towards the end of the year, the Deakin Learning and Teaching conference provides an opportunity for staff to share their practice with others across disciplines and roles. You can access presentations and materials from previous conferences on the website:


A range of opportunities and workshops are available from Human Resources Division at the DeakinDevelop website including leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, staff shadow program, study support and Academic Studies Program:

Faculty Based professional development opportunities are also available and can be accessed through the faculty learning and teaching pages:

SEBE CloudDeakin site