Teacher Development Initiative – Technologies Specialisation

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The Teacher Development Initiative is an intensive qualification with the University of  Tasmania (UTAS), which supports secondary and upper primary teachers to develop skills, competence and confidence in teaching students in the area of Technologies. By completing the qualification, teachers will have the skills to support students to access, participate in and achieve meaningful education outcomes in design and digital technologies. After successfully completing four units, participants will graduate with a Graduate Certificate (Technologies).

The Graduate Certificate in Technologies builds on the Curriculum Services program Leading STEM – Primary and Secondary which is offered through the Professional Learning Institute, and focus on building capability for teachers in the Technologies stream of the STEM priority. Developing the capability of STEM teachers is critical to the delivery of high quality STEM learning experiences, and improving learner outcomes.

To support teachers to participate in intensive learning opportunities to build their expertise and gain a qualification. Completing the Graduate Certificate (Technologies) will enable schools and students greater access to more experienced, qualified teachers in the area of Design and Digital Technologies.

The initiative is delivered by the Faculty of Education at UTAS. By enrolling in a Graduate Certificate (Technologies), participants will have access to four units through online learning and face-to-face instruction days. Participants will draw on teaching experience to meet study requirements.

The four units are:

  • Teaching Design & Technologies (Engineering principles and systems, Food and fibre production, Food specialisations, Materials and technologies specialisation)
  • Teaching Digital Technologies
  • Teaching Technologies through integration
  • Teaching Technologies Project

Participants will be required to have completed the CSER Digital Technologies Foundations and Next Steps Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) prior to starting the course. For further details see



Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professional with colleagues parent/carer and the community



Leading improvement, innovation and change

Terms 3 and 4, 2018

The content of the course will be delivered in two blocks of ten weeks duration and will commence early Term 3, 2018. Participants will teach 0.5 FTE and complete study 0.5 FTE during Term 3 and 4, 2018