What is the Curriculum Design for Learning Program?

Our curriculum and assessment approaches significantly influence the quality of our students’ learning. Through this program you will explore research-informed principles and practices of designing curriculum and assessment for learning, whilst intentionally reflecting on your learning design practices and planning meaningful practice enhancements or innovations, as part of a guided action learning approach. The program consists of four modules that are currently offered as face-to-face workshops during Trimester 1 and 2.

The program is accredited by Advance HE in the United Kingdom, with successful completion leading to globally-recognised Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship (AFHEA).

Is this program right for me?

Whether you are teaching, convening a course or responsible for a program, this program will be of interest to you. It is available to full-time staff; casual academic staff; staff in learning and teaching support roles, and staff wishing to enhance their curriculum practices.

Why would I choose this program?

Successful completion of the Curriculum Design for Learning Program provides a range of benefits.

Awarded Associate Fellow

Recognition of your commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching and continuous professional development through AFHEA Fellowship – which is globally recognised and portable across universities, and increasingly considered by universities as part of the appointment and promotion process.

Credit into 7032LFC

A pathway for you into the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching via the application for credit into the core course 7032LFC Curriculum and Assessment Design for Learning.

Development of Learning and Teaching Capabilities

Development of key learning and teaching capabilities outlined in the Griffith Learning and Teaching Capabilities Framework. They are:

  • Understanding the learning context
  • Designing for learning
  • Managing assessment for learning
  • Practising reflection, evaluation and scholarly inquiry

Membership of Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy

Being a HEA Fellow at Griffith enables you to become a member of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy (GLTA).

How much does the program cost?

The program is free to all Griffith staff.

What does the program involve?

To be recognised as an Associate Fellow, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Two or more trimesters experience in a role which includes teaching and/or supporting learning and teaching
  • Completion of four (4) core professional learning experiences.

What are the five artefacts that must be included in my portfolio of practice?

To successfully complete the program you must submit these 5 pieces showing your evidence of practice:

  1. Reflection on learning and teaching capabilities related to designing curriculum and assessment for learning
  2. Analysis and evaluation of curriculum and assessment practices
  3. Curriculum and assessment design for learning product/practices
  4. Reflection on curriculum & assessment design informed by collegial feedback
  5. Plan for curriculum and assessment design practice enhancement; and Plan for continuing professional learning related to designing for learning

Information sessions

Come along to an information session to find out more about this program

Contact the Program Coordinator

Louise Maddock (SFHEA)

Learning Futures

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Curriculum Design for Learning Program, please contact Louise Maddock (Curriculum Design for Learning Program Coordinator).

(07) 555 27960


If you have any questions about enrolling, please contact the Curriculum Design for Learning Program Administrator.