Education short courses

Course Description
Self-care and Wellbeing for Teachers Learn the self-care strategies you need to support your wellbeing and improve your students’ learning outcomes.
Collaborative designing: transforming school learning spaces Take a collaborative approach to education learning spaces. This course will focus on evaluating and redesigning learning spaces.
Creating apps in the classroom Build an app customised to the learning needs of your students.
Design Lab: Activating learning in the new QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) Design real strategies for the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) that can be used in your school context.
Differentiation for diverse students Develop your understanding of differentiation, and learn and practice strategies for implementing differentiation in primary and secondary classrooms.
Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Education Embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your classroom.
Entrepreneurial thinking for school leaders This one-day, interactive workshop is designed to prepare and inspire school leaders for the future.
Innovative Thinking for Teachers and School Leaders Build the capabilities to bring to life ideas and opportunities in your educational context.
Introducing Desmos to Your Maths or Science Classroom Learn how to use Desmos graphing calculators to help your students learn and love mathematics and science.
Introducing STEM to primary school classrooms Ignite your students’ curiosity and love for STEM education by introducing engineering activities into your primary school classroom (Years 3-6).
Mentoring beginning teachers Learn how to share your practical skills and knowledge with beginning teachers, and help them build their practice and their confidence.
Prevention and Intervention for School Bullying Create a positive school environment and help prevent, manage and respond to bullying.
Rhythm and Movement for Self-Regulation Learn how to use music, rhythm and movement to support positive classroom behaviour for children aged 3-8 years old
TESOL Academic Program A practical two-week professional development program and immersion experience for academics who teach English in universities.
Teaching Inquiry-Based STEM in Early Childhood Explore how to use an inquiry-based learning framework to engage and excite children in STEM subjects in early childhood settings.
Teaching Intercultural Competence and Awareness Develop the skills to foster your student’s intercultural sensitivity so they can thrive in the real world.
Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood Learn how to support young children to develop their oral language and phonological and phonemic awareness.
Teaching Probability and Stats: Middle Years Build on your knowledge as an educator and learn the best strategies for teaching probability and statistics to high school students.
Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma Become equipped with the right practices to support students impacted by trauma.

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Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Early childhood & inclusive education

  • EAN603 Child Development in Context

    The aim of the unit is to foster critical understanding of current developmental theory, the conduct of developmental research and the application of research findings to practice in early childhood education and other fields in which professionals work with children and families.


  • EDN610 Professional Dialogues in Education

    This unit aims to develop understanding of what it means to be an innovator and a leader in a contemporary professional context. The unit is underpinned by the notion that innovation means being more critical, being open, being able to engage with greater uncertainty and complexity, and being able to learn from the past and from a broad range of contemporary ideas in order to manage the future.

  • EDN611 Conducting and Evaluating Educational Research

    The unit focuses on developing expertise to to seek research knowledge that addresses specific problems or issues in your practice. It assists you to search databases and other sources to locate published research reports in your field and evaluate them critically.

  • LCN624 Leading and Managing People

    This unit enhances the understandings and capabilities of leaders and aspiring leaders to manage their organisation's human resources in rapidly changing and challenging contexts.

  • LCN631 Strategic Management

    There are increasing demands from statuary bodies and other stakeholders for all organizations, whether schools, educational institutions, voluntary organizations, businesses or government departments, to be effective, efficient and transparently responsible. This unit will draw on systems theory to analyse the processes educational organisations and other organisational settings use to manage their strategic intent and to harness both continuous and discontinuous innovation.

  • LCN632 Understanding Reading and Writing Difficulties

    This unit provides you with opportunities to deepen your knowledge about the teaching of reading and writing, with a focus on students who experience difficulties with these complex tasks. Content relates to the components considered critical to reading and writing success, with recognition of classroom-based assessment practices and recommended instructional practices for readers and writers experiencing difficulties.