Teaching and Learning Framework

Curriculum design and delivery

UniSA designs and delivers a curriculum that is practice-based and industry-informed, within an educational environment that allows students to acquire the skills and knowledge they require for their future careers. Our students benefit from digitally enabled learning experiences, innovative and research-driven teaching approaches, and the opportunity for flexible and personalised study.

Enabling strategies, plans and services:

Student equity and inclusion

UniSA builds social cohesion through providing equitable access and outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to becoming the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander University of Choice and provide our staff and students with opportunities to build their cultural awareness and understanding.

Enabling strategies, plans and services:

Student experience 

UniSA provides an outstanding student experience for all its students. We make available opportunities for our students to enhance their intercultural perspectives, build social networks, develop leadership and employability skills, and contribute to their local and global communities. A suite of support services are available for our students with different learning needs to facilitate their success.

Enabling strategies, plans and services:

Academic workforce and professional development

UniSA ensures its teachers motivate, challenge and stimulate students’ learning, with our research activity informing our teaching across our broad discipline profile. Teaching and learning excellence are at the centre point of our promotion criteria, performance management practices, and approaches to rewards and recognition for our academic staff.

Enabling strategies, plans and services:

Teaching and learning spaces

 UniSA provides state-of-the-art and technologically-enabled teaching and learning spaces that stimulate and foster creativity and innovation. Over 2015-2018 UniSA will invest more than $400m in teaching and learning infrastructure across our campuses, to support new models of learning and enhance connections between our campuses and with the community.

Teaching and learning spaces:

Teaching and learning systems 

Our systems to develop and deliver our online learning and teaching environments include learnonline, the Program and Course Management System (PCMS) and the Student Placement System (SPS).

1. learnonline

learnonline is the University's online learning environment, hosted in Moodle, and provides an integrated suite of tools which support teaching and learning at UniSA. Within learnonline staff have access to the following resources:

  • Lecture recording and publishing
  • Virtual classroom
  • Course outline
  • ePortfolio
  • Turnitin
  • iSpring Pro
  • myCourseExperience

Further information about learnonline

2. Program and Course Management System (PCMS)

The Program and Course Management System (PCMS) supports the administration of the University’s courses and programs, from program design and development, through to delivery.

Further information about the Program and Course Management System

3. Student Placement System (SPS)

The Student Placement System (SPS) supports the administration of students’ professional and clinical work placements that are credit-bearing within their academic programs.

Further information about the Student Placement System

Governance and policies

The committees and policies that govern the University’s teaching and learning strategic initiatives are:

Areas of study and research

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