The Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) program is designed to foster the next generation of great teachers. The program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to motivate and engage with students, embed active learning practices into their teaching, manage group dynamics, give and receive feedback, and design assessment and evaluation. The program runs across six months, between March and September 2017.

  • What is involved?

    The GTA program is made up of 3 compulsory face-to-face workshops and 5 online modules across six months. Participation in these, including submission of assessment by the set deadline is necessary to reach graduation. The timeline below details the components within the program.


  • What are the benefits?

    Participants who complete the program will develop the knowledge and skills to advance their future teaching careers, and receive a Graduate Teaching Assistant Certificate and updated MyAurion profile to reflect their engagement. The list of participants will be disseminated to Schools and relevant Course Coordinators to encourage employment. 

  • Who can apply?

    Applicants should meet the following criteria:

    • currently enrolled in a PhD or a recent postdoc student (not Honours) at UQ
    • completed a formal program of tutor training such as Tutors@UQ
    • considerable experience tutoring, including tutoring organised for Semester 1, 2017
    • access to a teaching and learning academic who can be their mentor
    • the time to complete the program (e.g. no long overseas absences; not writing up their thesis).

    Please note that if you do not meet these criteria, your application may not be approved. If you have any questions regarding your suitability, please contact Amy Chow ( or 3346 3480) to discuss your options. 

  • What is expected of participants?

    Program participants are expected to:

    • attend three workshops hosted by the teaching team
    • complete five online modules – along with relevant quizzes & practical implementation activities
    • observe and reflect upon three teaching sessions delivered by academics
    • attend professional development activities delivered to academics in the faculty
    • receive mentoring.

    Participants must commit to spend, at minimum, two hours per week engaging in components of the program.

  • How much does the program cost?

    There is no cost involved for UQ tutors participating in the GTA program.

2017 GTA Program

Applications are now closed. Express your interest here.

The GTA program has been re-launched through the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) allowing tutors from all Faculties to participate, and kick off their career in teaching.

All applicants for the 2017 will be informed of the outcome of their application by Monday 13 March, 2017.

For those interested in participating in the 2018 GTA Program, please leave your information using the survey below. Once applications are open, a representative from ITaLI will be in touch with details on how to apply.