Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Education (Health & Physical Education and Health Science)

Key Dates

Scholarships close: 31 October 2013 / 30 June 2014

Applications close: Start of Semester

Study commences: 24 February 2014 / 14 July 2014

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Location: Newnham Campus, Launceston, Tasmania
Some units are available by distance/fully-online

Duration: 4 years (full-time), maximum 9 years (part-time)

Intake: February, July

Entry Requirements: Approximately 65 ATAR

Fees: Commonwealth supported

Course Code: 43H

About the Degree:

Please note this course will not be offered in 2015.

Course available to Australian and international students.

This Course has an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry, preparing students for teaching a range of Science classes.

Students who undertake this program will graduate with a professional qualification and preparation that meets national expectations and standards, and makes them favoured for recruitment in systems throughout Tasmania, Australia and overseas. The course content and practical experience provides theoretical and practical opportunities to practice what is learned in a safe and supportive environment.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be qualified to teach in primary and secondary schools (public and private sector) Australia-wide and internationally.

Study on campus and online

All core units in the course are offered by face-to-face study at the Newnham campus, Launceston, with some units available fully online. Students have the flexibility to enrol in both on campus and online units within the same Semester. Students wishing to enrol in a core unit online should contact the Faculty for further clarification.

Course entry requirements

For Year 12 graduates, a tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (4 pre-tertiary Units in year 11 and 12 with a minimum of 3 studied in Year 12). There are also alternative entry pathways.
There are pathways for non Year 12 applicants - find out more from www.futurestudents.utas.edu.au

Recommended subjects for school leavers

There are no specific pre-requisites subjects but success at the senior secondary level subjects such as English, Maths, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Sport Science, Psychology and Outdoor Leadership would be an advantage.

Recognised prior learning

Students are encouraged to apply for recognition of prior learning, which includes formal study undertaken in recognised tertiary institutions, or other demonstrated learning achievement.

Estimated commitment

Whether on-campus or studying by distance/online, each student should allow approximately 10 hours of focused study per unit, per week. This estimate includes lectures, tutorials and workshops which equate to 3-4 hours per unit, per week.

Professional Experience

Undergraduate students must be available to attend unpaid Professional Experience in an educational setting for a number of weeks in Year 2 (ESH200), Year 3 (ESH300) and Year 4 (ESH301), totalling a minimum of 80 days.

Professional Experience preparation is embedded in the following units:

  • Planning for Positive Behaviour
  • Inclusive Practices in Education Settings; and
  • Preparing for the Profession.

The units require students to successfully complete assessment pieces and show competence in the school setting across established criteria signed off by the academic supervisor and colleague teacher. Students must complete a number of pre-requisites for each placement to ensure knowledge and skill development to enhance the Professional Experience preparation units. A Teachers' Registration Board UTAS Student Good Character Determination is also required before attending the first placement and must be current for each placement.

Scholarships

With the assistance of Tasmanian state and local governments, business and industry, and generous benefactors, the University is able to offer a range of scholarships. The closing date for most scholarship applications is the 31st October.
For further information visit www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/scholarships

Fees, costs and HECS

Commonwealth-supported university places are available to eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens through the HECS-HELP scheme (NZ citizens will be required to pay these fees upfront). For more information on fees or HECS-HELP please contact us or visit the Australian Government website www.studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist
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

Other costs

Most units require students to have access to prescribed text books in order to complete assessments. Take into accounts the cost of stationery, resource materials for assessments, and postage. All Units have some online component so internet access costs must also be taken into consideration. The University has computer laboratories which are available for enrolled students to use. Students should also expect to incur some costs during Professional Experience placement. These costs may include, but not limited to, travel to/from the educational setting and possible loss of income. Some units may incur a levy, if so, this will be clearly outlined in the unit description/outline.

International Students:

This course is available for international students to undertake on-campus in Launceston. Our staff have considerable experience in teaching and supervising students from many countries, and our Student Centre provides a number of high-quality systems to support international students who are studying on-campus. 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 at www.international.utas.edu.au

International students must meet minimum English language requirements. These being, an overall international English Language Testing System (IELTS) average of 7.0 with no band lower than 6.5, and Direct Entry Academic Program (DEAP) overall of 70% (65% for writing).

Course Structure

Please NotePlease Note: This course structure is for students commencing this course in 2014.

Bachelor of Education (Health & Physical Education and Health Science)

This course structure is applicable to students commencing this course in 2014.

Year 1
Unit code Unit title On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

CXA161

Introduction to Human Biology

Launceston

1

 

ESH102

Foundations of Teaching

Launceston

1

tick

ESH112

Foundations & Theories of Literacy

Launceston


1

tick

KRA101

KRA161

Chemistry 1A
or
Chemistry for Life Sciences

Launceston

Launceston

1

1

 

CXA172

Anatomy & Physiology 1

Launceston

2

 

ESH104

Human Development in Educational Contexts

Launceston

2

tick

ESH121

Knowledge & Pedagogy for Teaching 7-10 Maths

Launceston

2

tick

KRA102

Chemistry 1B

Launceston

2

 
Year 2
Unit code Unit title On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

CXA273

Anatomy & Physiology 2

Launceston

1

 

ESH202

Planning for Positive Behaviour

Launceston

1

tick

ESP209

The Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity

Launceston

1

 

 

ESP211

Game Sense

Launceston

1

 

CXA237

Exercise Physiology & Nutrition

Launceston

2

 

ESH203

Teacher as Planner, Assessor & Reporter

Launceston

2

tick

ESP233

Motor Learning

Launceston

2

 

 

ESP208

Sociology, Physical Activity and Sport

Launceston

2

 
Year 3
Unit code Unit title On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

ESH303

Inclusive Practices in Educational Settings

Launceston

1

tick

ESP340

Managing and Coaching Change in Health Behaviours

Launceston

1

 

ESP336

Movement Skills

Launceston

1

 

CXA313

Health Promotion: Food & Lifestyle

Launceston

1  

ESH302

Ethics, Education & Teacher Identity

Launceston

 2

tick

ESP310

Health & Physical Education Pedagogy

Launceston

 2  

 

ESP319

ESP320

ESP304

Choose two electives from:

Sports Coaching
or Sports Psychology
or
Sports injuries



Launceston

Launceston

Launceston

 

2

2

2

tick

Year 4
Unit code Unit title On-campus/study centre Semester Online study

CXA304

Scientific Principles of Strength Conditioning

Launceston

1

 

ESP307

Adapted Physical Activity

Launceston

1

 

ESP326

Social & Emotional Learning

Launceston

1

tick

ESP329

Analysis of Sport Skills

Launceston

1

 

ESH306

Preparing for the Profession

Launceston

2

tick

ESH390

Cultural Awareness: Aboriginal Studies

Launceston

2

tick

ESP330

Advanced Motor Learning

Launceston

2

 

ESP331

Advanced HPE Pedagogy

Launceston

2

 

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How To Apply

Domestic Students: Apply online using the eApplication system.

International students: Please go to the International Student website for application information.

Enquiries

Prospective students should read the frequently asked questions before making any decisions about course entry. For further information please contact:

Course Coordinator Enrolment & Administration

Dr Dean Cooley

Vanessa Donald

Phone: +61 3 6324 3096

Phone: +61 3 6324 3337

FAQ

1. What subjects should I study at senior secondary level?

There are no specific prerequisite subjects but for those who wish to pursue study in Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education success at the senior secondary level in subjects such as English, Maths, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Sport Science, Psychology, Food & Nutrition and Outdoor Leadership would be an advantage.

For those who wish to pursue Design & Technology success in subjects such as English, Maths, Design Graphics, housing & Design, Food & Nutrition, Wood, Metal and Textiles would be an advantage.

2. I have completed previous study; can I receive recognition for prior learning?

Students are encouraged to apply for recognition of prior learning, which includes formal study undertaken in recognised tertiary institutions, or other demonstrated learning achievement. The double advantage website provides more information on formal articulation arrangements that exist.

The eApplications process asks if applicants want credit for previous study.  Please indicate 'yes' and ensure that certified copies of your certificates of completion are provided to the admissions office.

3. Is the workload heavy?

Whether on-campus of off-campus, each student should allow approximately 10 hours of focused study per unit, per week. This estimate includes on-campus lectures, tutorials and workshops which generally equate to 3-4 hours per unit, per week.

4. Is there professional experience included?

Students must be available to attend unpaid Professional Experience at schools on a full-time basis for a number of weeks each year, totalling a minimum of 80 days over 4 years. A Teachers Registration Board Good Character Check is required before students can undertake placements.

5. What professional recognition will I get for completing the course?

UTAS Faculty of Education pre-service teacher courses are accredited through the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania. Graduates from the course are eligible for registration with the Teachers Registration Board, Tasmania upon successful completion of the degree (online application process). The mutual recognition act (Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth)) entitles those who are already registered (in the first state) to register in the other states of Australia and New Zealand. Please note that this does not apply to New South Wales – more information.

6. Are there any scholarships available?

The University of Tasmania believes that as far as possible a student's financial situation should not be allowed to be an impediment to a university education. With the assistance of State and local governments, business and industry in Tasmania, and generous benefactors, it is able to provide awards to make access to the benefits of tertiary education easier.

The Tasmania Scholarships program runs on a calendar year basis. Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior.

For more information see Scholarships.

7. Can I study externally?

Not entirely. All units are available both face to face (internal) at the Newnham Campus (Launceston). However some of the core units are also available fully online. Students have the flexibility to enrol in both internal and external units within the same semester.

8. Are any units offered over summer?

Each December the Faculty of Education conducts a Summer School. Summer School units generally consist of the normal 13 weeks of study, but with intensive delivery for up to five days on-campus. Those who are able to attend Summer School, who normally study by distance, enjoy the collegiality of class-based study and interaction with fellow students and lecturers. Summer School units are generally released in October/November each year. Students will be notified by email.

9. What if I can’t attend orientation?

Some students may not be able to attend on-campus Orientation because of distance or other commitments. Online Orientation takes you through how to get organised for study, find support and set yourself up for academic success. Online Orientation can also be a handy backup for students who attend on-campus orientation and want reminders or further information. The Faculty also provide a specific orientation through MyLO (My Learning Online) which is accessible again and again throughout the year.

10. Do I have to pay fees up-front?

UTAS Faculty of Education pre-service teacher courses are Commonwealth supported for citizens of Australia, permanent residents, New Zealand Citizens and holders of humanitarian visas.

Australian citizens, and holders of humanitarian visas who are resident in Australia for the duration of the course, may defer their payment via HECS-HELP. Permanent residents and New Zealand citizens must pay up-front for the units in which they are enrolled each semester. More Information on course costs.

International students should refer to the International students' website.

11. What other costs should I consider?

Most units require students to have access to prescribed text books in order to complete assignments. Take into account the costs of stationery, resource materials for assignments and postage. All units have some online component so broadband internet access costs must also be taken into consideration. The university has computer laboratories which are available for on-campus students to use.

Outdoor Education students are recommended to also see the frequently asked questions below that refer to Outdoor Education.

12. Do I have to volunteer in a school?

The School of Education strongly encourages all pre-service teachers to maintain regular contact with schools or sporting organisations. For this reason, volunteering in an educational setting or sporting organisation is highly recommended. In addition, many units require students to have access to an educational setting so being involved in an ongoing volunteering arrangement would be highly beneficial.

13. Where can I buy textbooks?

The Co-op Bookshop offers general books; textbooks and stationery, located in the Student Union Building on the Hobart campus or Newnham Drive Launceston campus. Alternatively you can purchase your texts online from the Coop Bookshop.

14. Can I undertake honours?

There is provision to undertake the final year at honours level. A high level of academic achievement overall is a pre-requisite and eligible students will be invited to participate in the honours program.

15. What is the process after I apply?

Submitting you application is the first step to becoming a student. If successful you will receive an offer to join the course. The following steps provide a process so you understand the transition into University life.

  • If successful, you will receive an email from admissions with an offer to join the course
  • Accept your offer online
  • Apply for credit – if applicable, by sending in transcripts
  • Wait for an email from the Faculty of Education, which will assist with the next step in the enrolment process
  • Enrol in your units
  • Order you textbooks
  • Use your University email account
  • Log on to MyLO
  • Become familiar with the Faculty of Education website, in particular the Professional Experience information
  • Apply for your Good Character Check
  • Attend orientation
  • Commence study
  • Remember to check your University email account regularly

16. What do I need to know about Literacy and Numeracy Competency testing?

Find out more about Literacy and Numeracy Competency testing by reviewing this short FAQ document [PDF 333KB].

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