Overview  2020

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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.


Entry Requirements

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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.

Entry requirements


The Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) is a pre-service teaching degree that will give you the skills and knowledge to teach health and physical education from foundation through to year 12. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

The course has been designed to develop teachers who can inspire people to be healthy for life, with a primary focus on the dimensions of health and wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual.

Responding to feedback from recent graduates, teachers and school leaders, we also offer several maths units so that graduates will be better prepared if they are asked to take maths classes by future employing schools

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days. 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 (Health and Physical Education) is available on-campus in Launceston.

The program is informed by core theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practice and underpinned by a strong theory-practice nexus enacted in collaboration with appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the program is the pre-service teacher who is educated to:

  • Have ownership of a reasoned and critical perspective
  • Have capacity to operate inclusively in highly diverse contexts
  • Have curricular and pedagogical competence
  • Be appropriately collaborative and context-honouring in a community of learners
  • Have capacity to be resilient learners who make evidence-based lifelong contributions to their field

The course content and practical experience provides theoretical and practical opportunities to practice what is learned in a safe and supportive environment.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) are classroom 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 full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 20 to 30 days, and occur in a variety of educational settings.

  • 20 day placement in second year.
  • 30 day placement in third year.
  • 30 day placement in fourth year.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of learners and diverse learning environments. Your placements will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning activities. For Health and Physical Education placements, students participate in primary, secondary and aquatic settings.

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.

Overseas Exchange

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own. A full list is available at Student Exchange – Outgoing.

Find out more about the University's Exchange Programs at Student Mobility.

Career outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) 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 from Foundation to Grade 12, throughout Australia and overseas.

Course structure

Entry requirements

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

International students

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


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 Scholarships and Bursaries.

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.

Domestic Students – HECS Fee Waivers

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 Fee Waivers 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.

International Students

There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit Tasmanian International Scholarships.

Additional costs

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

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