Starting your teaching career at UQ is an exciting opportunity to grow and develop as an academic.

Academics play a vital role in teaching and learning. The University adopts an institutional approach to ensuring all new teaching staff have access to high quality teaching and learning training. UQ also values contribution to innovation and thought leadership in the field of teaching and learning.

New teachers checklist 

Orientation and induction programs

A session for academics new to UQ, providing essential information about the University and your role as an academic.
An introduction to teaching and learning at UQ for lecturers and course coordinators.
An introduction to teaching and learning at UQ for tutors and casual academic sessional staff (three sessions over one semester).
A semester-long program for UQ tutors leading to the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Professional development events and courses


Twice a year, a program of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.
A range of hands-on workshops (in-person and online) covering eLearning tools training, pedagogical workshops and educational media production.
There are multiple opportunities to connect with peers for teaching support: from Communities of Practice, peer observation of teaching and one-on-one support consultations.
Learn at your own pace with online courses offered by UQ Professional Learning. You can also access specialised podcasts.