Course Proposal

Course Proposal

Teach with us. Propose a short course today.

The University of Newcastle Sydney campus offers high-quality campus-based and online programs to diverse audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Faculty, adjunct instructors, graduate students and professional educators find that short courses are an opportunity to develop innovative courses and acquire valuable experience with different audiences.

Topics and themes can be drawn from (but not limited to) the areas that appear in our subject hierarchy. Instructors are welcome to submit a course proposal at any time of the year.

If you have an interest in teaching but do not have a specific course that you wish to propose, please submit an Expression of Interest instead.

Course Design

Effective course design begins with understanding who your prospective participants are, deciding what and how you want them to learn. Choose from one or more of the following formats:

  • Short course (non-award) which could be based on an existing course or new material that you would like to test.
  • Public seminar based on your research.
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) course.
  • Seminar to emerging researchers in your field.
  • Hypothetical and panel discussions.

Proposal Review

To propose a new course, you will need to complete the course proposal form. New course proposals are reviewed by a curriculum committee, chaired by the Dean. We will contact you if your new course is approved. If you would like to discuss your course proposal, please contact us to schedule an appointment with the Dean in person or by phone. The committee will consider the proposal meets a market demand and is aligned to the University’s NeW Futures.

Value of offering a short course

  1. Bring learning to people who might not otherwise enrol in an award course or attend a research conference.
  2. Apply specialised knowledge to everyday issues and questions.
  3. Collaborate with your professional colleagues outside the organisation.
  4. Share your research with others in an engaging way.
  5. Enhance your professional public profile in Sydney and beyond.

Apply nowPropose a short course today.


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The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.