About the Directorate

The Directorate of Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement is the gateway to the services and resources that support best practice in learning and teaching to ensure our students have the best possible learning experiences.

The Directorate manages these resources, services and initiatives in accordance with the University's Learning and Teaching strategic objectives, and supports teaching excellence and innovation in higher education.


The Directorate supports strategic activities in learning, teaching and student engagement, including:

The Directorate delivers a number of University-wide projects and programs that support academic staff, and support for teaching and learning grant and award applicants.

The Directorate sits within the Division of Student Life. While Directorate staff are located on the Townsville and Cairns campuses, they also provide support for staff and students in study centres at Thursday Island, Mount Isa and Mackay, and for external students.

Strategic documents

JCU corporate and strategic documents that direct Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement:

LTSE Contacts

Services for Staff

Blended learning and innovation including:

Student transitions and careers including

  • Career Development Learning
  • Coordination of First Year and Capstone Experience

Professional learning support including:

Services for Students

Student equity and wellbeing including:

Student learning skills development including:

Student transitions and careers including:

International Collaborations

In July 2015 the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and James Cook University (JCU) commenced a three year twinning project, funded by the Australian Government. The Project is linked to a MOU between the two universities and is aimed at building teaching capacity and supporting collaborative research capability in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the broader Asia Pacific region.

Read about the UPNG/JCU Twinning Project.