Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) (43F)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

Melanie Ransley is combining her two loves: carpentry and education.

Not content with winning both the Tasmanian and the national Apprentice of The Year Award, Melanie Ransley is studying a Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) at the University of Tasmania.

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The information on this page is indicative of our course offerings for 2022. Information about our 2022 offerings will be updated in August 2021.
The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) is an in-service and pre-service teaching degree that will develop your skills and knowledge for teaching in the Technologies areas of private or public schools, Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, or with private RTOs or training academies. This course is accredited with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in schools anywhere in Australia.

This course is highly suitable for TAFE teachers seeking to further develop their capabilities and advance their career. It is also suitable for experienced professionals in specialised areas such as construction, fabrication, cooking and hospitality who are seeking to become Technology teachers in the school sector.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days, mainly in a school context. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) is available full or part-time online, and provides advanced standing for students with current and relevant qualifications and experience, reducing the length of the course.

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. It offers students the opportunity to integrate theory with practice, recognising existing skills and knowledge of experienced vocational practitioners, whilst facilitating the further development of their teaching practices and professionalism.

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) also offers a pathway for those students new to this exciting profession, allowing students to concurrently develop their discipline (subject) expertise whilst studying the other dimensions of teacher education.

Students who undertake a Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) will learn:

  • The theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of learning and teaching, and be able to define effective applied learning practice in a range of educational contexts and settings;
    • The concept of individual and collegial reflective practice and strive for continual improvement based on educational theory and contemporary literature;
    • The explicit and tacit dimensions of own discipline area and implications for learning, teaching and assessing in a range of educational contexts The diverse characteristics and needs of adolescent and adult learners; Their community and industry stakeholders and the role of the educators to respond positively to current and emerging workforce professional development needs.
  • Integrate their knowledge of learning and pedagogy with their own professional discipline expertise;
    • Contribute meaningfully to the education profession in schools or vocational education contexts;
    • Respond constructively and positively to changing educational contexts and learner needs through individual and critically reflective collegial practice;
    • Collaborate effectively with community and industry stakeholders in order to build positive and effective partnerships.
  • Utilise educational theory and professional knowledge to design, develop, deliver, assess and evaluate applied learning programs in different learning and teaching contexts;
    • Research own teaching practice using educational theory and research literature; Use professional standards to reflect on teaching practice and strive for continual improvement.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) are Professional Experience placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 80 days (16 weeks) of Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 20 to 30 days, and occur mainly in a school setting.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of learners and learning environments. Your placements will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning activities. For students within the Applied Learning course, the focus is on developing expertise to teach specialised knowledge to a diverse range of learners.

During your placements you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Online students will undertake placements in their own state or territory.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

Career outcomes

"I’ve managed to fit in studying and working and touring. It’s been pretty full on...(but) the course is flexible, and the lecturers and course supervisors are so quick at getting back to you when you need them."

Tyler Richardson, Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) graduate & Luca Brasi frontman

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work with students in TAFEs, private RTOs, trainers in the defence force, emergency and law enforcement, nursing and hospitality.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) requires the completion of 400 credit points of core units and 80 days of Professional Experience.

The first year is awarded on admission to the course as credit based on completion of a Certificate III or equivalent.

 

In this unit, you will draw on your workplace learning and experience in a recognised trade or professional discipline to develop greater understanding of its technical and procedural dimensions. You will reflect on your own acquisition of skills and knowledge,…

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, you will apply your trade or discipline knowledge and skills to a range of work and learning contexts. This will enable you to build a theoretical understanding of how knowledge and skills are adapted and applied, according…

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

Complete all 100 credit points of core units.

This unit introduces students to a range of frameworks and accreditation standards for trainers and teachers in applied learning settings. It equips students with the fundamental tools required to maximise learning in range of educational environments. The concepts of collegial…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit introduces you to educational psychology and the theories of learning, relating them to contemporary teaching practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary teaching practice is focused on learning rather than just educational…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Applied learning is an approach that contextualises learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education and active participation in their communities. It involves students and teachers in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-disciplinary implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

This unit explores the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous, histories perspectives and cultures. It encourages you to develop an ethical position grounded in critical reflection which will enable you to identify and challenge racial and social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In this unit you are introduced to the principles of assessment of student learning, evaluation of learning programs, moderation of assessment, and reporting to education stakeholders. You will develop an understanding of various assessment, moderation, and evaluation strategies that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Complete all 100 credit points of core units.

Having understood the applied learning principles and shared them with others in EAL112 Foundations of Applied Learning, you now use them in this Unit to diagnose learning issues in an educational setting, and then propose applied learning measures to resolve…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on special education, diversity, and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In this unit you will review the literacy crises reported in the media, and then examine two different perspectives on addressing the literacy needs of students in both vocational education and workplace settings. Your active engagement with these considerations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The growth of eLearning in schools, VET providers and workplaces means that every educator should feel comfortable working in this environment. In this unit, you will design and develop a pedagogically sound eLearning strategy suitable for your current or intended…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This Unit examines the factors that contribute to low numeracy levels and considers strategies suitable for supporting students with under-developed numeracy skills. It examines examples of best practice for integrating numeracy enhancement within vocational courses and analyses how best to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit examines the purpose and structure of assessment and reporting within a range of educational settings, including schools and VET. You will begin by reviewing a range of assessment types, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed for students who wish to gain experience and skills to prepare them for teaching in rural locations within Tasmania, or remote locations in other Australian states or international locations, where schools may be small and classes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The focus of this unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how these values relate to your identity as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

The fourth year consists of 50 credit points of core units and 50 credit points of credit awarded on completion of Certificate IV.

In this unit, you will demonstrate the ability to purposefully and meaningfully engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1 Know students and how they learn, 2 Know the content and how to teach it and 3 Plan for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

In this unit, you will explore teaching and schooling from a sociological perspective. The unit introduces you to the way schools are shaped by wider political contexts that enable and constrain what education is and what schooling can be. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

 

Awarded as credit:

In this unit, you will integrate your trade/disciplinary knowledge with knowledge and skills about learning and assessment, to design a learning encounter in a vocational education or school setting. You will engage with peers in developing frameworks for learning and…

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study.

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

This course is not available to students who have recently completed secondary education. You may consider alternative education courses, including:

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) in your intended teaching area; and
  • have at least four years of industry experience in your intended teaching area; and
  • complete the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT). This includes a personal statement and a small number of multiple-choice questions
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • have completed a Trade Certificate, AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or an equivalent qualification) in your intended teaching area; and
  • complete the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT). This includes a personal statement and a small number of multiple-choice questions
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

This course is not available to students who apply based on work and life experience. You may consider alternative education courses, including:

You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subjects above. If you have not met any of these prerequisites you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

In addition, all applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry). All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education.

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Credit for appropriate studies completed at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Applied Learning.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

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

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

HECS Waiver

Fee waivers waive the student contribution amount payable on a Commonwealth Supported Place. They are sometimes referred to as a HECS Scholarship or HECS wavier.

A Fee Waiver can apply to an individual unit, a semester, a year of study, or the entire degree, dependent on the arrangements agreed to by the University of Tasmania with employers, State government departments, or as offered by the University in specific degree programs.

Education students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following Fee Waiver programs, whether for personal or professional development:

Refer to Fee Waivers for the complete range of programs and your eligibility.

For all new students, the Fee Waiver application is completed as part of finalising your enrolment, after you have completed your online application for your course.

The closing date for fee waiver applications is the census date applicable to your enrolment.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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