Teaching Competence Plus certificate course

In the winter semester of 2024/2025, the next Teaching Competence Plus certificate course is going to start (15 ECTS credits), which targets university teachers from the postdoctoral phase onwards. This certificate course allows teachers to professionalise their activities. Certificates for higher education didactics give academics the opportunity to provide proof of their teaching qualification when applying for jobs on the academic labour market. Moreover, qualification opportunities in higher education didactics contribute to increasing the teaching quality and therefore the education/training of the students.

Short Facts

  • Completion Certificate of participation of the University of Vienna
  • Duration 2 semesters (part-time)
  • Scope 15 ECTS-Credits
  • Language German and English (both languages are required)
  • Cost EUR 1.550,- (see below)
  • Start October 2024

  Information sheet to download (in German)

Module structure

What elements does the certificate course consist of? 

Find out more here!



Binding Dates

There are few binding dates for working out the basics and exchanging ideas with colleagues in the group.


Here you can find out more about the previous rounds of the certificate course since 2016, feedback from graduates and participation statistics.



 Content and qualification profile

Graduates of the certificate course are qualified to professionally design and carry out research-oriented teaching. They know ways to support teaching with media and can use them with a focus on the particular target group. They have important basic knowledge of study law issues. Graduates are able to apply didactic methods in line with the learning outcomes and adapt these to the requirements of the target group. Furthermore, graduates can develop and carry out appropriate examination formats for their subject culture and for the respective learning outcomes. They are able to continuously develop teaching in the sense of a quality control loop.

Information about the modular structure of the certificate course can be found here.

 Academic direction:

Foto: Barbara Mair

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Lehner-Hartmann
University Professor of Religious Education and Catechetics, Deputy Head of the Centre for Teacher Education, Deputy Head of the Department of Practical Theology, University of Vienna

Foto: Katja Stolz, Essen

Assoz. Prof. Dr. paed. Claudia Maria Angele
Assoziierte Professorin für die Didaktik der Ernährungswissenschaften, stv. Leiterin des Zentrums für Lehrer*innenbildung (ZLB), Vizestudienprogrammleiterin Ernährungswissenschaften, Universität Wien


Academic coordination with responsibility for modules

MMag. Dr. Sonja Buchberger
Head of the team covering qualification opportunities in higher education didactics at the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Vienna

Mag. Eva Erber, BA BA
Mitarbeit wissenschaftliche Koordination und Organisation

Dr. Renate Wöhrer
Modulverantwortliche für Modul B

 Target group and requirements for participation

The offer is aimed at experienced university teachers on the staff of the University of Vienna who, to help their career development, would like to further professionalise their teaching competence and expand their repertoire of methods. The target group comprises professors, associate professors, associated professors, assistant professors, tenure track professors, senior lecturers and university assistants holding a doctoral degree.

Requirements for participation are (1) a completed doctorate, (2) several years of teaching experience at universities and (3) employment and teaching work at the University of Vienna over the period of the certificate course.


The cost of the Teaching Competence Plus certificate course is covered by the University of Vienna and by the faculty and participants respectively. For each person there is a participant fee of EUR 1,550. EUR 1,350 will be covered by the faculties and centres. Each participant pays a co-payment of EUR 200.

Selection procedure

02/05/2024: Deadline for nominations

Each faculty appoints 1-2 people as (Vice-)Dean for Teaching. Faculties with many potential candidates can also nominate more people. In this case, a brief explanation of the ranking is required. Please send the nominations for (Vice-)Dean for Teaching to sonja.buchberger@univie.ac.at by 10 May 2022.


By 16 May 2024: Selection of participants

If there are more applicants than places, the academic course director will make a selection in consultation with the Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs.