Learning at UC
The University of Canberra is a diverse and exciting learning organisation that provides courses at its Bruce campus in Canberra, and through partners in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland, and internationally.
Our courses include undergraduate courses, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research, professional doctorates and research doctorates. You can search for and find our courses and units on our Courses and Units Database.
We provide open courses through UC Open and the Open Education Resources Universitas.
We provide pathways programs, English language courses and professional education and training through the University of Canberra College.
Courses are offered face-to-face, online, flexibly and intensively. The University has four teaching periods: Summer, Semester 1, Winter Term and Semester 2, and we also have courses that are self-paced and enable you to commence at a time that suits you.
We provide extensive student support services, both online and face-to-face, to help you achieve your academic goals, and we are proud of the University of Canberra's reputation for producing skilled and experienced graduates with a professional edge.
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Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President: Professor Nick Klomp
The mission of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President is to shape and support the teaching and learning objectives of the University.
Teaching & Learning
Acting Director: Dr Kim Blackmore
Teaching & Learning provides support to the University of Canberra (UC) in developing and implementing good practice curriculum development and learning design, assessment and feedback processes, and teaching and course quality.
It supports and provides academic staff development for teaching quality and skills development, and manages UC's educational technologies. It provides access to teaching, learning, and scholarly information resources and services, in physical library and online learning environments. It develops and manages the UC's academic policies, course development and review processes, and provides secretariat support to UC academic committees. Key contacts are:
Director: Mr Scott Pearsall
The Student Engagement directorate (staff only) provides a range of academic, administrative and pastoral services and programs to support students. It provides study skills support, career development support, support for international students , support for students with disability and welfare support for all students. It also provides a range of programs to support the student experience, including the Outstanding Scholars Scheme , the Personal Advisor Scheme, the Canberra Award, the Rural Student Support Program and the Elite Athlete Support Program.
The Student Engagement directorate also manages a range of widening participation programs, including the Aspire UC Program, the ACT-Indigenous Support Program, the Stronger Smarter Schools Project and the UC Aurora-Aspiration Initiative Program. The Dean of Students is the Director of the Student Engagement directorate and also provides advice to Deans and Directors or their nominees on student grievance matters.
Additionally, in her role as Student Conduct Officer, the Dean of Students provides advice to "prescribed authorities" on student conduct matters.