Courses & Units

Leadership for UTAS Students-in-schools XSA300

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


Leadership for University of Tasmania Students-in-schools has been designed to recognise and extend the development of leadership skills of students involved in the University Students-in-Schools program. The program is focused on inspiring upper primary and lower secondary students to consider university as a viable option. Targeting schools in communities with low transition rates to university, the program builds relationships between school students and UTAS students. This unit complements the training provided as part of the program, and encourages deeper understanding and critical reflection on leadership theory and practice, including: building trust and developing relationships, understanding and valuing different contexts, communication, and team leadership. The unit is based on current evidence and theory surrounding aspirational outreach, widening participation and leadership theory.


Unit name Leadership for UTAS Students-in-schools
Unit code XSA300
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Academic Quality and Schools Engagement
Discipline Academic Quality and Standards
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and analyse ways in which school students’ backgrounds influence their aspirations and expectations regarding further learning, including an understanding of Australian widening participation policy
  • Design and deliver a series of interactive and educationally age appropriate learning sessions to middle school students aimed at building relationships and informing aspirations with regards to understanding pathways to higher education
  • Demonstrate individual and team leadership skills by working together with University of Tasmania peer(s) to design and deliver sessions for school students
  • Critically reflect on your experience and participation in the USIS program using leadership theory, with a focus on the development of leadership and communication skills
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091700 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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