Associate Degree (Education Support) (42A)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, 11 Week Session Feb
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, 11 Week Session Feb

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Associate Degree (Education Support) is a two-year course intended to provide an educational qualification for Teacher Aides/School Support Officers/Home Schooling parents.

The program will be offered internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses, full time or part time, and full off-campus.

Students undertaking the Associate Degree (Education Support) will graduate with a qualification informed by core theoretical knowledge.

At the core of the course is a graduate who is educated to:

  • Utilise a reasoned and critical perspective on aspects of education theory and practice
  • Have a capacity to operate inclusively in highly diverse contexts, e.g. educational systems
  • Have curricular and pedagogical competence which would enable the student to contribute effectively to educational and learning contexts
  • Be appropriately collaborative and team focussed on a community of learners
  • Have the capacity to be resilient learners who make evidence-based lifelong contributions to related educational fields, e.g. teacher aides, integration aides, school support officers.

1. Graduates will exhibit broad theoretical and technical knowledge related to paraprofessional work in schools, specifically knowledge of:

  • educational theory and practice
  • the Australian curriculum
  • the role of the paraprofessional in supporting student learning

2. Graduates will demonstrate a broad range of skills pertinent to paraprofessional work in schools, specifically, a capacity to:

  • operate ethically, inclusively and collaboratively in diverse, complex and at times unpredictable learning contexts
  • communicate clearly, coherently and sensitively with students, colleagues, parents/carers
  • use evidence to critically evaluate and reflect upon practice
  • Collaborate effectively with community and industry stakeholders in order to build positive and effective partnerships.

3. Graduates will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills pertinent to paraprofessional work in schools, specifically, through:

  • problem-solving, independently and collectively, to enable optimal learning outcomes for students
  • planning for and supporting the delivery of a differentiated curriculum for individual learners

Career outcomes

Graduates will be highly sought in education careers other than teaching in particular in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers. Graduates will also be highly sought after in the industry training sector, and will be suited to communication-based jobs, public relations and other sectors that value graduates with well-developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.

Course structure

Year 1

This unit provides students with foundation numeracy skills and knowledge in preparation for University degree subjects which have no specific mathematical component or requirement (eg Arts, Fine Arts, Education), but which typically require a range of numeracy skills. It also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit seeks to prepare you for academic success at the start of your university studies. In this unit you will reflect on your own literacies in light of the academic literacy requirements required for your study and your new…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit recognises the centrality of language and literacy to learning and child development. Foundations of Literacy Support introduces concepts and theories that deepen and broaden your understanding of the professional activity undertaken by literacy support workers in the classroom.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Foundations of Education Support introduces concepts and theories that deepen and broaden your understanding of the professional activity undertaken by education support workers in the classroom. It discusses the practical skills required in work contexts and provides opportunities to critically…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is pivotal to the course. A number of researchers have written about the importance of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Paraprofessionals being clear about their role and how this assists Paraprofessionals' effectiveness in working with children. Giangreco (2003), Causton…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is pivotal to the course. Research highlights the importance of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Paraprofessionals being clear about their role and how this assists Paraprofessionals' effectiveness in working with children. Giangreco (2003), Causton (2009) and others claim that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on childhood. Teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints, perspectives and ideologies about education and schooling,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) specialising in teaching young children from birth to 8 years. The unit introduces and interrogates current early childhood curriculum frameworks that guide reflective practice in child…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year2

Semester 1

This is the first of three English units you will undertake in the B.Ed. degree. The foundations of English are explored in two key modules, with the first focusing on the nature of language, culture, and how young people learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-curricula implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit extends your understanding of the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental dimensions of health and wellness. The content focuses on critical aspects of social and emotional learning (SEL) to ensure you can successfully implement a program of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiating the curriculum, using examples from across all domains of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will be introduced to Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

To be eligible to study the Associate Degree (Education Support) you will need to meet at least one of the following course-specific entry requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver
  • An ATAR score of 40 or higher
If you are a non-school leaver
  • An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

It is highly recommended that you undertake paid or voluntary work in a classroom setting for a minimum of one day per week, or if you are providing home schooling that you are registered with the Home Education Advisory Council to provide home schooling.

Students exiting with the Associate Degree (Education Support) with previous study from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) course at the University of Tasmania will be granted credit in accordance with sections 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 of Rule 3 Rules of Admission and Student Progress.

Students who have undertaken an appropriate course at another Australian or overseas institution of higher education or TAFE college may apply to receive credit for such study. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course. See the Articulation/Credit web page for more information.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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