The University of Newcastle, Australia

Professional Development

Orientation to Teaching

This course is an introduction to teaching in the university setting. It will assist with orienting you to your role, understanding university policies, procedures and student needs, and offer an introduction to UONline. Read more and register.

Fundamentals in University Teaching Certificate

This blended professional development program is a great place to start if you have never taught or are new to teaching at UON. Outcomes include developing your teaching skills, understanding who your students are and learning classroom management techniques.Read more and register.

AccessAbility (Disability Services)

These resources assist academic teaching staff in their teaching and support of students with disability and medical conditions. UoN programs and courses need to be designed to be inclusive and accessible for all students including those students with disability. Read more.


Discover is an innovative staff learning and development portal that provides access to a range of blended learning opportunities for staff and enables simple, self-directed learning. Programs and courses range from Orientation for new staff, Health and Safety compliance training, Research Advantage and Teaching and Learning programs through to Leadership Development and HealthyUON. Read more.

Student Feedback on Teaching survey

The survey is designed to help teaching staff develop their practice. SFT surveys are conducted by request and teaching staff are encouraged to undertake at least one SFT survey each year. Read more.

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