Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) (43F)

Overview  2019

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

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 Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) is an in-service and pre-service teaching degree that will develop your skills and knowledge for teaching in the Technologies areas of private or public schools, Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, or with private RTOs or training academies. . This course is accredited with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in schools anywhere in Australia.

This course is highly suitable for TAFE teachers seeking to further develop their capabilities and advance their career. It is also suitable for experienced professionals in specialised areas such as construction, fabrication, cooking and hospitality who are seeking to become Technology teachers in the school sector.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days, mainly in a school context. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) is available full or part-time online, and provides advanced standing for students with current and relevant qualifications and experience, reducing the length of the course.

View an overview of the 2017 student cohort in Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning)

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) is a contemporary, flexible and creative response to the demand for a more skilled teaching workforce in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. It offers students the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, recognising existing skills and knowledge of experienced vocational practitioners, whilst facilitating the further development of their teaching practices and professionalism.

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) also offers a pathway for those students new to this exciting profession, allowing students to concurrently develop their discipline (subject) expertise whilst studying the other dimensions of teacher education.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) are Professional Experience placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 80 days (16 weeks) of Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 20 to 30 days, and occur mainly in a school setting.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of learners and learning environments. Your placements will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning activities. For students within the Applied Learning course, the focus is on developing expertise to teach specialised knowledge to a diverse range of learners.

During your placements you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Online students will undertake placements in their own state or territory.

Career outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work with students in TAFEs, private RTOs, trainers in the defence force, emergency and law enforcement, nursing and hospitality.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

Course structure

This unit introduces students to a range of frameworks and accreditation standards for trainers and teachers in applied learning settings. It equips students with the fundamental tools required to maximize learning in range of educational environments. The concepts of collegial…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Literacy centres on effectively communicating in ways that are appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose. In a world which is increasingly multimodal and digital, literacy also involves communicating with others using ICTs, multimedia, video, music and other forms appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 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

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is not delivered by UTAS; please contact the BEd-AL support group for further details…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to educational psychology and the theories of learning, relating them to contemporary teaching practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary teaching practice is focused on learning rather than just educational…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Applied learning is an approach that contextualises learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education and active participation in their communities. It involves students and teachers in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Having understood the applied learning principles and shared them with others in EAL112 Foundations of Applied Learning, you now use them in this Unit to diagnose learning issues in an educational setting, and then propose applied learning measures to resolve…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Student Elective (Discipline)

This unit is not delivered by UTAS, please contact BEd-AL Course Support for further details…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on special education, diversity, and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit you are introduced to the principles of assessment of student learning, evaluation of learning programs, moderation of assessment, and reporting to education stakeholders. You will develop an understanding of various assessment, moderation, and evaluation strategies that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Student Elective (Discipline)

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

In this unit you will review the literacy crises reported in the media, and then examine two different perspectives on addressing the literacy needs of students in both vocational education and workplace settings. Your active engagement with these considerations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit examines the factors that contribute to low numeracy levels and considers strategies suitable for supporting students with under-developed numeracy skills. It examines examples of best practice for integrating numeracy enhancement within vocational courses and analyses how best to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Student Elective (Discipline)

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The growth of eLearning in schools, VET providers and workplaces means that every educator should feel comfortable working in this environment. In this unit, you will design and develop a pedagogically sound eLearning strategy suitable for your current or intended…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is designed for students who wish to gain experience and skills to prepare them for teaching in rural locations within Tasmania, or remote locations in other Australian states or international locations, where schools may be small and classes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit examines the purpose and structure of assessment and reporting within a range of educational settings, including schools and VET. You will begin by reviewing a range of assessment types, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In this unit students will investigate and engage with their specific vocational sector, familiarising themselves with the current status of the industry, both locally and more widely. Through this process of inqui ry, students will critically analyse industry needs and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this Unit, students will demonstrate their ability to purposefully and meaningfully engage with Standards 4-7 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST), and commence their Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) that is the final year assessment of classroom performance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit presents the theory, methods and practice of teaching using digital technologies. You will critically reflect on ICT-based issues in light of modern theorists' views of the transformative effect of digital technologies in education, and learn to select and…

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

In this unit, you will demonstrate the ability to purposefully and meaningfully engage with Standards 1, 2 and 3 from the National Professional Standards for teachers. Structured around reflective and deliberative practice, the unit is designed to facilitate the demonstration…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit aims to develop understandings about the cross-curricular perspective of Global Education, concerned with the following possible concept areas - identity and cultural diversity; social justice and human rights; peace building and conflict resolution; sustainable futures and interdependence and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

Student Elective (Discipline)

Entry requirements

If you’re interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning), you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

Industry experience and vocational qualifications

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) you will need to hold vocational qualifications (minimum of Certificate III) in your current or intended teaching area, as well as significant (at least 4 years) of relevant industry experience. As such, this course is not suitable for school leavers.

Please contact us to discuss if you would like further information about these entry requirements.

Additional pre-requisites:

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

In addition, all applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry.). All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

*From 2017, all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in Australia will be required to select entrants on basis of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills and abilities.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education.

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Additional information and updates are available on our LANTITE update page.

Credit for appropriate studies completed at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Please contact us to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Applied Learning.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) degree can advance their Education knowledge with specialised study through either a Postgraduate Coursework or a Research Higher Degree pathway.

Filter the Course list on the Education and Teaching study theme page by Postgraduate or Higher Degrees by research to view all courses currently available.

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

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Domestic Students – HECS Fee Waivers

Fee waivers waive the student contribution amount payable on a Commonwealth Supported Place.
They are sometimes referred to as a HECS Scholarship or HECS wavier.

A Fee Waiver can apply to an individual unit, a semester, a year of study, or the entire degree, dependent on the arrangements agreed to by the University of Tasmania with employers, State government departments, or as offered by the University in specific degree programs.

Education students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following Fee Waiver programs, whether for personal or professional development:

You can view the complete range of Fee Waivers and your eligibility on the Fee Waiver site.

For all new students, the Fee Waiver application is completed as part of finalising your enrolment, after you have completed your online application for your course.

The closing date for fee waiver applications is the census date applicable to your enrolment.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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