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Guide to Becoming a Teacher in Tasmanian for Year 9-12 Students

Tracks into Teaching was developed as part of the national MATSITI project to attract More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to become teachers.

This resource is a guide to becoming a teacher in Tasmanian for year 9-12 students to explore options and help plan their pathway into a teaching career.

You can also download the Tracks Into Teaching [PDF 707KB] document.

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.




  "I want to become a qualified teacher "

If you want to be a registered teacher in in Australia, you are required to have a passed a teacher qualification course.

The Faculty of Education delivers a range of teacher qualification degrees for Australian and International students. To work out which course is best suited to you, browse the course summaries below.

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Specialist focus on educational settings from birth to Grade 2 (age 8)
  • Qualification is recognised as suitable to teach in early childhood contexts (including early childhood centres, kindergartens and schools).
  • Course duration - 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus in Launceston or Burnie, or study fully online
  • There are numerous course entry pathways, they include:
    • A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (ATAR)
    • Bridging programs or Foundation Units
    • Articulation pathways, TAFE or AQF qualifications
    • Diploma in University Studies or Associate Degree
    • University Preparation Program
    • Transfer from another university
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates are qualified to teach Prep to Year 6 in Tasmania and most Australian states and territories; the qualification is also highly valued by schools outside of Australia
  • Course duration - 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus in Launceston or Burnie, or study fully online
  • There are numerous course entry pathways, they include:
    • A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (ATAR)
    • Bridging programs or Foundation units
    • University Preparation Program
    • Diploma in University Studies or Associate Degree
    • Special consideration application category
    • Articulation pathway: Polytechnic / Vocational education and training
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Available to Australian students
  • Specialist pre service teaching program, providing teaching practice and skills to teach secondary years (grades 7 - 12) in Science and Mathematics
  • Professional teaching qualification that prepares student for teaching, not only in Tasmania, but anywhere in the world.
    (Note: Course is currently undergoing accreditation with the Tasmanian Teachers' Registration Board with anticipated finalisation prior to semester 1 2016.)
  • Course duration - 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Course delivery is flexible and available in distance mode, supplemented with intensive on-campus laboratory experiences
  • There are numerous course entry pathways, they include:
    • A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (ATAR)
    • Bridging programs or Foundation Units
    • Articulation pathways, TAFE or AQF qualifications
    • Diploma in University Studies or Associate Degree
    • University Preparation Program
    • Transfer from another university

Course Threshold Theme

The Health and Physical Education course encompasses both a body of knowledge and a process of enquiry, founded upon an interdisciplinary approach to equip initial teacher education students with the skills and knowledge to educate about and for being healthy for life. This threshold theme is underpinned the by five strands of health and wellbeing, specifically, physical, mental and emotional, social, environmental and spiritual. These strands direct the elements within course units, specifically pedagogy, curriculum, community, inclusivity, literacies, technologies, sport and recreation, kinesiology, and sustainability.

Curriculum Philosophy

The Health and Physical Education course provides graduates with a contemporary, comprehensive, high quality, critical, scientific, and experience-based professional degree for individual and community health and wellbeing. All experiences focus on the multiple dimensions of health and wellbeing and how teachers’ can influence people to be healthy for life. The degree is underpinned by five strands of health that inform a wide range of interrelated experiences that give graduates the ability to provide quality opportunities to learn, lead, plan, teach, and research across a range of formal and informal teaching and learning contexts. Our teaching and research programmes are contextual, evidence based and future focused, designed to develop health and physical educators who are able to facilitate learning about and for health and wellbeing.

General Information
  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (HPE) will be qualified to teach in primary and secondary schools (public and private sector) Australia-wide and internationally
  • Course duration: Minimum 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus, some units offered online
  • The University also offers an Elite Athletes Program which you may qualify for
  • There are numerous course entry pathways, they include:
    • A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (ATAR)
    • Bridging programs or Foundation units
    • University Preparation Program
    • Diploma in University Studies or Associate Degree
    • Special consideration application category
    • Articulation pathway: Polytechnic / Vocational education and training
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

  • Currently only available to Australian students
  • 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. Graduates of this course will be highly sought as teachers in TAFEs, Polytechnics, private RTOs, as trainers in the defence force, emergency and law enforcement agencies, nursing, hospitality colleges and more. They will also be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools
  • The course provides advanced standing for students with current, relevant vocational qualifications and experience, reducing the length of the course. Use the Application for Advanced Standing [PDF 248KB] to have your qualifications and experience recognised.
  • Graduates will be eligible for teacher registration and are able to teach in the VET and School sectors.
  • Course duration - Minimum 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time, starts in February and July. The course includes 80 days of Professional Experience in the school and VET sectors.
  • Study fully online
  • Admission to this course is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, which can include:
    • Vocational qualifications
    • Tertiary qualifications
    • Accreditation/licensing with industry bodies (sometimes integrated within vocational qualifications)
    • Vocational/Discipline experience
    • Industry currency

Do you already have a degree and now want to teach children?

The Faculty of Education provides degrees which will enable you to teach children in Primary or Secondary schools.

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates are qualified to teach Prep to Year 6 in Tasmania and most Australian states and territories; the qualification is also highly valued by schools outside of Australia
  • Course duration - Minimum 20 months full time, up to 5 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus in Hobart or fully online
  • Course entry requirements:

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates are qualified to teach in selected specialised subjects in secondary schools in Tasmania and most Australian states and territories; the qualification is also highly valued by schools outside of Australia
  • Course duration - Minimum 20 months full time, up to 5 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Course entry requirements:
  • Study on campus in Hobart or fully online

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I want to become a health and physical education teacher "

Looking for a career in sport, physical education or outdoor activities?

There is an increasing demand for trained individuals to lead and work in the sport, physical activity and recreation fields, who have skills equal with, but not specific to, teacher education. Through both Federal and State government initiatives and through providers of activity-based health interventions (ie personal trainers, fitness leaders), there is an increasing industry demand for highly trained individuals.

Course Threshold Theme

The Health and Physical Education course encompasses both a body of knowledge and a process of enquiry, founded upon an interdisciplinary approach to equip initial teacher education students with the skills and knowledge to educate about and for being healthy for life. This threshold theme is underpinned the by five strands of health and wellbeing, specifically, physical, mental and emotional, social, environmental and spiritual. These strands direct the elements within course units, specifically pedagogy, curriculum, community, inclusivity, literacies, technologies, sport and recreation, kinesiology, and sustainability.

Curriculum Philosophy

The Health and Physical Education course provides graduates with a contemporary, comprehensive, high quality, critical, scientific, and experience-based professional degree for individual and community health and wellbeing. All experiences focus on the multiple dimensions of health and wellbeing and how teachers’ can influence people to be healthy for life. The degree is underpinned by five strands of health that inform a wide range of interrelated experiences that give graduates the ability to provide quality opportunities to learn, lead, plan, teach, and research across a range of formal and informal teaching and learning contexts. Our teaching and research programmes are contextual, evidence based and future focused, designed to develop health and physical educators who are able to facilitate learning about and for health and wellbeing.

Sample Student Work

As part of our Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education), students are required to complete the unit 'Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan' (ESP160). This unit requires students to design a developmentally appropriate lesson about motor skills that incorporated games and an assessment component.

This is a sample of the work that three of our students (Josh Mitchell, Emma Attard and Tommy Harris) created, focussing on locomotion development in an aquatic setting.

 
A welcome from the Dean of Education

Locomotion development
in an aquatic environment


General Information
  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (HPE) will be qualified to teach in primary and secondary schools (public and private sector) Australia-wide and internationally
  • Course duration: Minimum 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study on campus, some units offered online
  • The University also offers an Elite Athletes Program which you may qualify for
  • There are numerous course entry pathways, they include:
    • A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (ATAR)
    • Bridging programs or Foundation units
    • University Preparation Program
    • Diploma in University Studies or Associate Degree
    • Special consideration application category
    • Articulation pathway: Polytechnic / Vocational education and training
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I'd like to teach in the Vocational Education sector "

Looking for a career in the Vocation Education/TAFE sector?

The Faculty of Education provides a number of degrees that qualify you to teach in the Vocation Education/TAFE sector.

  • Currently only available to Australian students
  • 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. Graduates of this course will be highly sought as teachers in TAFEs, Polytechnics, private RTOs, as trainers in the defence force, emergency and law enforcement agencies, nursing, hospitality colleges and more. They will also be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools
  • The course provides advanced standing for students with current, relevant vocational qualifications and experience, reducing the length of the course. Use the Application for Advanced Standing [PDF 248KB] to have your qualifications and experience recognised.
  • Graduates will be eligible for teacher registration and are able to teach in the VET and School sectors.
  • Course duration - Minimum 4 years full time, up to 9 years part time, starts in February and July. The course includes 80 days of Professional Experience in the school and VET sectors.
  • Study fully online
  • Admission to this course is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, which can include:
    • Vocational qualifications
    • Tertiary qualifications
    • Accreditation/licensing with industry bodies (sometimes integrated within vocational qualifications)
    • Vocational/Discipline experience
    • Industry currency

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • The Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning is for students who are teaching or aspiring to teach in an applied learning setting, such as TAFE, private Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or in a workplace educator or trainer role. This course is also suitable for Service personnel seeking a commission in training specialisations. Students who complete this degree will enjoy the flexible nature of online learning, and gain a professional qualification to enhance their teaching career.
  • The course provides advanced standing for students with current, relevant vocational qualifications and experience, reducing the length of the course. Use the Application for Advanced Standing [PDF 279KB] to have your qualifications and experience recognised.
  • Course duration - Minimum 3 years full time, up to 7 years part time, starts in February and July
  • Study fully online
  • Admission to this course is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, which can include:
    • Vocational qualifications
    • Tertiary qualifications
    • Accreditation/licensing with industry bodies (sometimes integrated within vocational qualifications)
    • Vocational/Discipline experience
    • Industry currency

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "I'd like to be a Teacher Aide / School Support Officer "

Looking for a career as a Teacher Aide / School Support Officer?

The Associate Degree of Education Support provides professional development to those fulfilling key non-teaching roles in the education system. Graduates will finish with a university qualification informed by core theoretical knowledge. This course also provides a stepping stone to further study, such as a teacher education course.

  • Available to Australian and international students
  • Provides professional development to those fulfilling key non-teaching roles in the education system
  • Graduate with a qualification informed by core theoretical knowledge
  • Course duration - 2 years full time, up to 5 years part time; starts in February and July
  • Study Online with opportunities to study some units on campus in Launceston or Cradle Coast
  • The Faculty of Education will accept as a candidate any of the following:
    • A person who is currently working as an integration Aide, School Support Officer or Teacher Aide, or equivalent in a classroom setting
    • A person who is working as a volunteer in a school, in a classroom setting
    • A person who currently provides Home schooling
    • Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) who choose to exit
    • International students should check admission requirements with the University of Tasmania International Student Office

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  "Are there other ways to study at the Faculty? "

Alternate pathways to studying education at the Faculty of Education

The Bachelor of General Studies - Education Pathway is the first year of the Bachelor of General Studies and is designed as an alternative entry pathway to the Faculty of Education degree courses. In the foundation year, students study units which provide the skills and knowledge related to their further study in Education and are provided with additional support to maximise their chances of success. Students also study two first year units from the Faculty of Education. Students who successfully complete the foundation year of the Bachelor of General Studies (Education Pathway) can graduate with a Diploma of University Studies (Education). The course will be offered full time or part time at Hobart, Launceston and Cradle Coast and by distance, with intakes in semester 1 and 2.

This course is available to domestic students only. HECS fees and pro-rata Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) will apply to the introductory level units only. The University of Tasmania provides a HECS waiver for the foundation level units in these courses.

This is an exit degree for students who have completed three years of either the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). The program is offered at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is not a professional teaching qualification.

This is an exit degree for students who have completed one year of the two-year pre-service teaching degree, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary). Both Master of Teaching degrees are offered at Hobart campus, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line. The Graduate Diploma of Education Studies is not a professional teaching qualification.

If you are still unsure, please drop us an email or call +61 3 6324 3265.



  Other useful things to know

     

Professional Experience is a core requirement of our teaching degrees. It is an integral component that helps link theoretical studies to practice. All students who enrol in a Bachelor of Education or a Master of Teaching Degree must be available to attend unpaid Professional Experience on a full-time basis for a number of weeks per year. more info...

The Faculty of Education offers opportunities for students enrolled in full-time courses in the Faculty to undertake a period of academic study (usually one semester) at institutions with which the University has a formal exchange program in place. read more...

The university has a team of Faculty Officers dedicated to supporting students, improving the learning experience, making life easier and helping students to achieve their best. Find out more about about our Faculty Officers and the support available.

The Faculty of Education welcomes international students into its courses. The admission and application process for international students is slightly different to domestic students, for this reason international students are advised to make contact with the International Future Students team.