Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support (40B)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support provides a foundational understanding of educational practices for Teacher Aides, School Support Officers, Home Schooling parents.

Education Support is essential to educational access and equity, particularly for children and adults who may have distinct learning difficulties, lack confidence or motivation in learning, or who might otherwise be disengaged or marginalised from conventional educational systems or practices.

This four-unit course builds problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills relevant to many education careers, especially in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers.  Graduates may also seek employment in the industry training sector and communication-based jobs in other sectors.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

  • Identify and describe features of educational theory and practice, the Australian curriculum and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning.
  • Apply your skills to operate ethically, inclusively and collaboratively in diverse, complex and at times unpredictable learning contexts to support the delivery of a differentiated curriculum for individual learners.
  • Communicate clearly and sensitively with students, colleagues, parents/carers.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge to contribute to problem-solving, working collectively, to support the delivery learning outcomes for students.

Career outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support is a great way to upskill if you are currently working or plan to work in education or related sectors. Your studies will explore a range of educational theories and practices. You'll also learn about the Australian curriculum, and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning.

This course is an excellent opportunity to further your career in the education sector, as employment projections for Education Aides are upward trending and set to grow by 17.3% by 2024*. After completing this certificate, you'll have the ability to assist with educational activities to support children and adults who have learning difficulties.

This course is suitable for students from a range of educational backgrounds and minimal or no experience in education support. In addition developing job-ready skills, you'll also have the option to pursue to further study in the Associate Degree in Educational Support.

*Source: Job outlook Australia, ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Course structure

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Education requires the completion of 50 credit points from the schedule below.

Core units

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on early childhood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Do you know how you learn best? Do you know what skills you will need to be successful in your university studies? Academic literacies are the skills that you need to engage successfully with higher education, and this is a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to pedagogies appropriate for supporting the learning of literacy in classrooms. Opportunities are provided for you to develop your personal literacy skills and identify where these skills can be applied in the context of education support.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit introduces concepts and theories that deepen and broaden your understanding of the professional activity undertaken by education support workers in the classroom. It discusses the practical skills required in work contexts and provides opportunities to critically examine the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit introduces you to pedagogies appropriate for supporting the learning of mathematics in classrooms. The unit will provide opportunities for you to develop your personal numeracy skills and to identify where these skills can be applied in the context…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit will assist you to develop your understanding of working with children in the classroom in a support capacity. It will provide opportunities to engage in practical activities through work-integrated learning, online collaboration, and discussion. The unit has a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In this unit you will learn about Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Cradle CoastSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Domestic applicants
Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education

To be eligible for an offer, you must have an ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered. Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

The lowest ATAR to receive an offer in 2019 is not available, as this is a new course for 2020.

Domestic applicants with higher education study. To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

*Completed a course at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider (or an equivalent overseas qualification); or *Completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of a course at Associate Degree level (or an equivalent overseas qualification). If you have failed any units your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or

*Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies; or

* Competed the UTAS University Preparation Program, or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university.

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:

*A Certificate III (or equivalent) in a related field; or

*A Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or an equivalent qualification) in any field.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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