Courses & Units

Teaching in Rural and Remote Locations EAL374


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 comprised of several grade levels. The unit is taught in 3 modules: Cultural and social dimensions of teaching in rural and remote communities, including language challenges and cultural adaptability; strategies for working effectively with the community; and differentiating curriculum for multi-grade classrooms.


Unit name Teaching in Rural and Remote Locations
Unit code EAL374
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Nadia Ollington
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-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 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify and analyse practical and ethical issues related to a teachers work in socio-economically and culturally diverse communities, including remote indigenous communities.
  • discuss and evaluate key cultural features of community identity, including indigenous perspectives.
  • examine and apply a range of strategies to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.
  • engage with the literature which informs the theoretical frameworks for leadership and learning in communities of inquiry and use multiple source types to evaluate different perspectives.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


AssessmentTest (5%)|Discussion Posts (45%)|Lesson Plan (50%)
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