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What will I learn?

Transdisciplinary thinking is the new frontier of learning – imaginative, collaborative, and responsive to unprecedented societal change. Now, more than ever, there is a need to work across and between our disciplines to explore how learning collectively can help us tackle the issues of our times and leverage new opportunities. Understand how to make a creative contribution to fuel innovation through this unique course.

About this micro-credential

Increasingly, tackling these educational challenges – where there isn’t a simple ‘one size fits all’ approach – requires designing professional learning that transcends disciplinary or professional boundaries.

This interactive, online micro-credential introduces transdisciplinary practices that bring together perspectives and knowledge from different stakeholders, professional fields and disciplines. This approaches supports the creation of impactful, collaborative learning environments which inspires participants to innovate and address complex societal challenges.

Participants will explore a range of seminal ideas about transdisciplinary learning and change, to help recognise learning as it occurs in these diverse educational or professional learning settings and identify what enables these learning communities to thrive.

You will also be supported to develop and use models of transdisciplinary learning with sensitivity and creativity in your professional practice, whilst you explore catalysts for change.

Key benefits of this micro-credential

Designed by award-winning, global leaders in transdisciplinary education from the UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation – home of the internationally-recognised Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation – this practice-based micro-credential supports participants to trial ideas, methods, techniques and strategies, within their own professional setting or other situation.

By going beyond project-based learning and immersing you in the latest thinking and approaches in transdisciplinary learning, you will develop highly sought-after knowledge and skills applicable across a wide range of educational, learning and development contexts.

If you’re passionate about creating innovative learning experiences that foster real and meaningful outcomes, this course is designed to expand your professional toolkit and enhance your practices with the latest in transdisciplinary learning approaches.

This micro-credential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this micro-credential?

Participants who would benefit from this micro-credential come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including:

Primary and secondary teachers
Learning designers
Masters or PhD Students and postdoctoral fellows
Professional development leaders and organisational learning professionals
Professionals keen to expand the breadth of their own personal learning journeys.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, participants should be able to:

Explore, probe and communicate in transdisciplinary ways that creatively extend representation of ideas and perspectives
Trial the relevance of methods, approaches and frameworks from different fields of practice for gaining insights into collective learning situations
Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Study options

Online/Distance (5 weeks)

Tuition fees
Full price: AUD $1,400 (GST-free); UTS alumni/students 10% discount with voucher code: TDI alumni; UTS staff 10% discount ; Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants