Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning (A3E)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 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 list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The three-year Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning provides an opportunity for TAFE teachers and workplace trainers to further develop their teaching capabilities, and to advance their career in settings such as TAFEs, private Registered Training Organisations (RTO) or government organisations.
  • Take advantage of a valuable professional development opportunity for TAFE teachers and workplace trainers that recognises your existing qualifications and trade experience.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge of contemporary educational practices within a supportive and applied learning environment
  • Enjoy the flexibility of part-time or full-time online study

Additionally, the course is suitable for experienced professionals in specialised areas such as construction, fabrication, cooking and hospitality who are seeking to become teachers and researchers in the VET sector, as well as Service personnel seeking a commission in training specialisations.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning (AQF Level 7) graduates will be able to:

  1. Design, develop, deliver, and evaluate adult and applied learning programs in different learning and teaching contexts, including face-to-face, blended and fully online;
  2. Research their own teaching practice using educational theory;
  3. Apply relevant institutional and national professional standards to reflect on teaching practice for continual improvement and sustainability;
  4. Communicate professionally in workplace and educational settings using a wide range of traditional and digital media;
  5. Respond professionally and ethically to a wide range of student and employee educational and developmental needs.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning will have a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly valued by a diverse range of organisations and workplaces, including:

  • TAFEs
  • VET-in-School programs
  • Defence, Police & Emergency Service training academies
  • Private or Enterprise Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

They also will be well positioned to fulfill roles within Human Resource and Development (HRD) where the professional development of staff is a key function.

Professional Recognition

There is no professional recognition associated with this course, although graduates are able to apply for salary progression under the requirements of the TAFE Teacher award, on their completion of a three year education degree that focusses on adult and vocational education and includes a practicum component.

Course structure

Curriculum units (87.5cp):
 

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

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 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-curricula implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger, poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggests the 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmental instability, economic inequality and risks to social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

 
Discipline skills and knowledge unit (12.5cp):
 

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Curriculum units (37.5cp):
 

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

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 2

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

 
Discipline skills and knowledge and training and assessment units (37.5cp):
 

This unit is not delivered by UTAS; please contact the BEd-AL support group for further details…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is not delivered by UTAS, please contact BEd-AL Course Support for further details…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a place-holder unit for students' discipline (teaching area) vocational qualifications and experience.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Electives (25.0cp)
Curriculum units (75.0cp):
 

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

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

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

 
Electives (25.0cp)

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 UTAS 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 at UTAS.

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

This course is only available to students who have completed a Trade Certificate or a higher qualification and have extensive work experience in a field relevant to their intended teaching area. If you 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

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
  • have at least four years of industry experience in your intended teaching area

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

This course is not available to students who apply based only on work and life experience. Applicants must have completed a Trade Certificate or higher qualification in a field related to their intended teaching area in order to be considered. 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.

Special Consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

This course is not available to international applicants. International students may consider the following alternative courses:

The Bachelor of Adult and Applied Learning provides pathway to (and from) a number of other courses in the Faculty of Education and the University of Tasmania:

  • This course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Applied Learning), The Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Applied Learning).
  • This course articulates into the Faculty's post-graduate coursework, including the Bachelor of Education (Professional Honours) and the Master of Education.

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

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $96,138 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following:

Additionally:

Students undertaking the Applied Learning specialisation are encouraged to review their eligibility for the programs below:

Students undertaking the TESOL specialisation are encouraged to review their eligibility for the program below:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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