Education

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Pedagogy exchange: Cultivating critical and creative thinking with digital Technologies Curriculum Designed specifically for Prep to Year 6 teachers to exchange pedagogies and develop new digital learning experiences.
Public speaking: making meaningful messages In this course you will learn the strategies that established speakers use to plan and deliver talks and speeches.

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.

Unit Synopsis
CRB002 Science in Primary Education This introductory primary science unit focuses on developing your science content knowledge for teaching primary science, particularly in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and earth and space sciences. Skills and knowledge specific to primary science will be developed through a context-based approach. The unit develops a foundation for Primary…
CRB011 Teaching Technologies Technology involves envisioning and developing products to meet human needs and wants, capitalise on opportunities and extend human capabilities. This unit focuses on the products of technology including artefacts, processes, systems, services and environments. These products make up the designed world.…
CRB013 ICT in Secondary Education This unit develops the theoretical and practical approaches to using information and communication technologies (ICT) in the secondary classroom. It focuses on you individually and collaboratively participating in open-ended activities that require you to apply problem-solving strategies within the lecturer/tutor led activities.…
CRB103 Interpreting the Past For the purposes of this unit, 'history' will be taken to mean a set of practices developed by professional historians to produce knowledge about the past. The study of these practices promotes understandings of how historians set about their work, the rules that govern their methods, the reliability of historical…
CRB106 China since the Qin Dynasty The unit provides students with the knowledge of how China, formerly a Dynastic Empire, was disempowered by Western Imperialism, only to obtain independence through the governmental embrace of Communism. The role of powerful individuals in determining China's destiny, and an understanding of how the country's fortunes changed over time are…
CRB107 The Classical World The aim of this unit is to endeavour to explain/understand particular societies and their transition in the Classical World, by focusing attention on selected periods, aspects and individuals pertaining to ancient Greece and Rome.…
CRB108 Nations and Nationalism in Modern Europe This unit will develop an understanding of matters pertinent to the evolution of nationalism in Europe in the modern era. This will include the influence of social movements and cultural and economic issues.…
CRB109 World Regions This unit offers an introductory geographical overview of global regions. This is an excellent basis from which to develop an understanding of complex interrelationships between regions and nations. The integrated knowledge gained is of current and practical value to professionals in many fields requiring a knowledge of international affairs including…
CRB112 Asia in Focus Australia's interaction with Asia, including our most populous nearest neighbour, Indonesia, continues to increase in significance. This unit examines aspects of Asian geography, environment, society and culture, in a contemporary framework.…
CRB113 Australian Geographical Studies Australia faces challenging problems and changes in relation to its changing population, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. Many of these problems, relating to land-use and settlement patterns, migration trends, resource and hazard distribution, regional socio-economic structure, remoteness and accessibility etc, have a geographical basis. The aim is to describe and…
CRB115 Medieval Europe and the World This unit traces in broad outline the evolution of Europe from the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, through the Carolingian period and the Crusades, to the centuries usually defined as the High Middle Ages. On a thematic level, the unit selectively examines topics concerned with political, religious and intellectual…
CRB116 The Classical World 2 The unit explores the emergence of the civilizations of Egypt, the Near East and India, and introduces some of the key cultural, social, political, economic and intellectual developments across the first millennia of recorded history in this region. CRB116 is a core discipline unit in the History major in ED59…
CRB250 Australian Society and Culture Australian Society and Culture combines literary and cultural studies, political analysis and history. It provides a context through which students can acquire knowledge about Australian institutions and traditions, particularly since 1901.…
EAB361 Storytelling in Early Childhood A major consideration for teaching in early childhood education is to provide children with rich experiences of 'storying'. This unit introduces you to the following: the value of storytelling with young children; the selection of appropriate children's literature suitable for storytelling; various storytelling strategies in terms of their impact on…
EAB510 Early Childhood English, Literacies and Language 1 This unit provides foundation understandings, skills and processes for studying English and literacies in either Primary English Curriculum Studies 1 and 2 (Primary students) or Early Childhood English, literacies and language 2 and 3 (Early Childhood students). The unit focuses on (i) theories of literacies for current times; (ii) children's…
EAB511 Early Childhood Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives This is a foundation unit in which you will explore a range of contemporary and comparative perspectives on the care and education of young children in differing socio-cultural contexts, in Australia and other countries. Linking past to present, you will examine the evolution of key philosophies, theories and approaches in…
EAB512 Child Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Movement Education This unit provides foundation understandings, skills and processes for understanding Child Health, Wellbeing, Safety and movement as they impact upon working with children, and as they relate to the learning area Health and Physical Education. The unit focuses on food, nutrition and wellness principles and policies for early childhood education…
EAB513 Partnerships with Families and Communities This is a foundation unit in which you explore theory, research, policy and practice in relation to contemporary children, their families and communities in Australia. This unit encourages you to reflect critically on ways of thinking about children, families and communities, and to consider ways to promote respectful, collaborative partnerships…
EAB516 Research in Early Childhood This unit will help you to understand contemporary research in early childhood. Early childhood research is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field of investigation in which important questions about children and early childhood education and care can be addressed.…
EAB530 Arts Curriculum Studies 1: Visual and Media Arts This unit is a foundational Arts unit examining the basic elements and concepts relevant to the Visual and Media arts in particular. The unit provides opportunities for practical exploration of these art forms, and introduces relevant arts pedagogies that emphasise the role of the arts in society and in the…
EAB531 Early Childhood Science Education This unit develops your understanding of early childhood science education for children from birth to eight years of age. It develops knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable you to apply these understandings to effective inquiry-based science teaching and learning in early childhood centres and the early years of school.…
EAB532 Early Childhood Mathematics Education 1 In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the contemporary context of Early Childhood Mathematics Education (ECME) and be introduced to mathematical content knowledge and the pedagogical practices associated with Number and Algebra. Through your participation in this unit and the proceeding Early Childhood Mathematics Education 2 unit, you…
EDB112 ICT in Early Childhood and Primary Education This unit is at the introductory stage of your course and provides the foundations for the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in curriculum and pedagogy. It addresses the knowledge and application of ICT in both early childhood and primary education contexts. It further shows how children can benefit…
KVB102 Modernism This unit provides an overview of the key concepts and movements that comprise twentieth-century modernism in the period 1900-1945. Beginning with cubism, the unit provides an understanding of terms, such as avant-garde, modernism and modernity. It explains how modernism focuses upon the issue of representation and how this approach led…
KVB304 Contemporary Art Issues This unit is intended as a foundation skill-base for students in Creative Industries applicable to all disciplines and cultural industries including art criticism, arts practice, architecture and fashion. The unit introduces the economic, political, social, cultural, artistic and formal issues related to the production of art since 1989 in the…
KVB307 Theories of Spatial Culture This unit provides the necessary critical evaluation of issues and practices that relate to considerations of space in modern and contemporary art, new media and culture in general. It provides a historical overview of key art practices that have focused their critical attention to the issue of space and the…
LCB002 Child and Adolescent Development and Learning This unit develops your knowledge of child development and learning. It is aimed at developing an understanding of both in relation to the Primary and Secondary school contexts. This unit links the theoretical base of child development and learning to the practical application of both to teaching. This unit requires…
LCB003 Education and Society 1 Education and Society 1 begins the process of introducing students to the complex relationship between our education system, and the social and cultural contexts from which it emerges. Students will use socio-cultural theory to better understand those they will come to teach, as well as how their pupils' diverse backgrounds…
LCB005 Inclusive Education This unit further develops your knowledge, skills and application for designing and implementing inclusive learning environments. The unit focuses on curriculum planning for the wide range of learners in classrooms including those with disabilities, gifts and talents, diverse linguistic needs and diverse cultural backgrounds.…
LCB320 Studies in Language This unit addresses the following topics: the language basis in current approaches to the teaching of English; nature and function of language; the dynamics involved inclassroom interaction; the educational implications of linguistic diversity within the community; sociocultural variables, including gender and class, and their impact on language use; an introduction…
LCB323 Teaching Adolescent Literature This unit complements and extends the study of literature in the English Curriculum units. It addresses similar aspects of literary study but applies these elements to literature specifically intended for adolescents and young adults. The unit addresses the following topics essential to the professional development of secondary English teachers: scope…
LCB325 Gender and Sexuality Issues for Teachers This unit addresses the following topics: gender and sexualities in cultural and school contexts; historical overview of gender relations; theoretical frameworks for gender and current debates in Australia about gender and equity; femininity and masculinity as social constructs; sexuality and the body; violence and gender; debates about boys' behaviour and…
LCB326 Children's Literature This unit provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of children's literature written by both Australian and overseas writers. It examines traditional and emerging genres, develops critical approaches to texts, and considers ways of using children's literature in the classroom.…
LCB327 The Global Teacher This unit enhances the skills of educators to design curriculum and pedagogy in ways that address global citizenship and educational and human rights.…
LCB329 Movies and Popular Culture This unit aims to equip students with an understanding of key concepts in socio-cultural theory and to increase their knowledge of the corpus of fictional film and television narrative. It also aims to provide students with the tools to critically analyse the way in which fictional film and television as…
LCB344 Differentiation for Gifted Children This unit develops your knowledge about gifted students and their education, and skills for identifying, planning and implementing a challenging, appropriate and inclusive curriculum and learning environment. The unit focuses on the diversity of learners who are gifted, their unique characteristics and needs, and curriculum planning to meet their needs…
XNB390 Teaching Primary HPE This unit provides students with knowledge of how to integrate Health and physical education within the other key learning areas. Students learn the connection between physical activity and health and its role in meeting the developmental needs of children. Additionally, they participate in a range of learning experiences appropriate to…

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.

Unit Synopsis
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…
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…
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…