Faculty of Education

Associate Degree of Education Support

Key Dates

Scholarships close: 31 October 2012 / 30 June 2013

Applications close:

Study commences: 25 February 2013 / 15 July 2013

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Location: Distance/online with opportunities to study some units on-campus in Launceston or Burnie*

Duration: Two years full time, Up to 5 years part time**

Intake: February and July

Entry Requirements: Minimum UTAS admission requirements do not apply. Prior learning is recognised.

Fees: Commonwealth supported

Course Code: 42A

About the Degree:

The Associate Degree of Education Support is a two-year course intended to provide an educational qualification for teacher aides, school support officers and home-schoolers.

It is also a qualification option for those students wishing to exit early from the UTAS four-year pre-service teaching degrees - Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

The program is available by distance/online^^ with opportunities to study some units on-campus in Launceston or Cradle Coast*.

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.

Find out more - join one of our an online course information sessions.

Course brochure

HECS scholarships

  • Those employed in the Tasmanian education sector may be entitled to a partial HECS-HELP scholarship.
  • For more information see www.futurestudents.utas.edu.au

International Students:

This course is available for international students to undertake from outside Australia by distance/online.

For intending International students, detailed information on the content of these and other UTAS courses, campuses, facilities, fees, refund policy, rules of admission and assessment, the ESOS Framework and an overview of the local Tasmanian environment, please visit the UTAS International Students website.

Please be advised that not all courses offered by UTAS are available to Overseas/ International Students.

* Cradle Coast Campus enrolments are not available to international students.
** Part-time studies are not available to international students.
^^ International students may only undertake a course by distance if they are in their home country or a country other than Australia.

 

The Associate Degree (Education Support) course structure contains, one foundation, nine introductory, three intermediate and three advanced level units. The structure is closely aligned with the course structure of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) courses, enabling credit transfer for those students wishing to progress to a teaching qualification upon completion. All units in the Associate Degree (Education Support) are one semester in length and weighted at 12.5%.

Year 1

Unit code Unit title On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

XAB012

Learning at University (Education)

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

XAB092

Academic Numeracy (Education)

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

ESH100

Thinking and Writing at University

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

ESH140

Early Childhood Theories of Teaching & Learning


1

tick

ESH160

Foundations of Literacy Support

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick

ESH161

Foundations of Education Support

Launceston

2

tick

ESH104

Human Development in Educational Contexts

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick

XAB042

Research and Information Skills

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick

Year 2

Unit code Unit title   On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

ESH120

Personal and Professional Numeracy

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

ESH202

Planning for Positive Behaviour

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

ESH303

Inclusive practices in education settings

Launceston, Burnie

1

tick

ESP217

Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Launceston

1

tick

ESH151

Children’s Literature Studies

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick

ESH130

Arts Education: Visual Art and Music

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick

ESH144

Early Childhood Education


2

tick

ESH309

English-Literacy: Understanding the Curriculum

Launceston, Burnie

2

tick


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Domestic students - apply online using the eApplication system.

International students - please go to the International students website.

Course Coordinator Enrolment and Administration

Dr Tim Moss

Kerri-Ann Wells

Phone: +61 3 6430 3219

Phone: +61 3 6324 3045



Janette Kaye

 

Phone: +61 3 6324 3396


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