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Whether you are inspired to teach or are ready to focus your career, we have the specialist studies that will enable you to reach your career goals.

Our pre-service teacher courses are professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education Programs that have been approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania, and are deemed a nationally recognised teaching qualification by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, this allows our graduates to work throughout Australia and overseas.

Our in-service and professional development options can assist you to advance your career as an teacher, educator or leader, whilst developing focused expertise in your specialisation of choice.

Study Options

The Faculty of Education offers study options that prepare students to become teachers, provide educators the expertise to enhance their careers, and researchers the environment and support to investigate and respond to the education challenges and needs of our rapidly changing society.

You can study part-time or full time, online or on campus. Our study options work with you, your family, your career, and your lifestyle.

Do you require a nationally recognised qualification to teach?

Our Initial Teacher Education degrees provide students with classroom fundamentals, the adaptability and agility to innovate and utilise new technologies and teaching techniques, and school based classroom and educational work place experiences.

Enhance your expertise with focused research and study.

Research in the Faculty of Education is directed towards enhancing education in school, university and work place settings. Our expertise is expansive in the disciplinary areas of Mathematics, Literacy, Science Education and Health and Physical Education, and relates to key contemporary issues, including school Leadership, provision for students with learning difficulties, rural and regional education, Early Childhood education and TESOL.

The Faculty of Education welcomes qualified applicants to undertake education research with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Choose a research topic that reflects your interests and identify a supervisor with the expertise to guide you in your research. Search for a discipline staff member via our staff profiles, or by their area or expertise through the University Research page.

Masters By Research
Doctorates (PhD and EdD)
Units available to RHD Students

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, please visit the Research Degrees web page.

Your Education learning experience goes beyond the lecture and tutorials.

You will be taught by experienced educators and experts, and gain perspective from guest lecturers and seminars; you will gain real-world experience with school-based classroom placements; options to study abroad as part of your degree; the ability to complete your studies your own way, whether on–campus, online, part-time or full time; further your knowledge, advance your career or pursue a specialisation with a range of scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance programs; set your career goals with our pathway options.

Online Study

The Faculty of Education online degrees’ were amongst the first of their kind in Australia. Online study enables you to study part-time or full time, at home, on campus or a blend of both.


Each year the university offers over 900 awards for commencing, current, undergraduate, research, domestic and international students. You may be eligible for support and assistance in achieving your goals of study, overseas exchange, or research activity. The main application period begins in August, and closes on the 31st October the year prior to study commencing.

Professional Experience

An integral part of teacher education are classroom placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

Dependant on your course of study you will expect to participate from 60 to a minimum of 80 days (16 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience in the classroom.


There are two pathway options available to students wanter to enter an Initial Teacher Education program than enable registration and a career in the teaching profession.

An Associate Degree (Education Support) is the alternative pathway for students who do not meet enter requirement for their preferred degree.

A Diploma of General Studies (Education Specialisation) which includes Education units, could also be an alternative pathway for those who do not meet minimum ATAR or minimum qualification levels.

Overseas study

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own.


Graduates have opportunities for employment within the industry sector locally, interstate or internationally. They may be working in public or private schools, vocational and trade education providers, tertiary institutions, qualification bodies, for non-government organisations or governmental departments.

Career transferable skills of communication, planning, research, writing, training and supervision can take you beyond the classroom.

  • Coaching
  • Communications
  • Childcare worker
  • Childcare management
  • Curriculum leader
  • Curriculum officer
  • Early Childhood teacher
  • Early learning coordinator
  • Education officer
  • Education manager
  • Educational designer
  • Health promotion
  • Health and Physical Education teacher
  • Industry trainer
  • Fitness advisor
  • Fitness consultant
  • Lecturer
  • Outdoor educator
  • Principal
  • Personal trainer
  • Pedagogy specialist
  • Policy officer
  • Primary teacher
  • Recreation and fitness officer
  • Support officer
  • Secondary teacher
  • Science and Mathematics teacher
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports management
  • Sports training
  • Teacher aide
  • TAFE teacher
  • Training and development
  • Tutor
  • Vocational education
  • Youth worker
  • Youth program coordinator

Study Areas

Early Childhood

Learn to support and enhance the learning and development of young children.

Early Childhood educators work from birth to the age of 8 years (Grade 2), in various early learning environments including childcare centres, kindergartens, early learning centres, and teach into the early years of Primary.

Early Childhood Classroom
Primary Students


Inspire, motivate and teach children from Prep to Grade 6.

Gain educational knowledge and classroom practice to engage and equip Primary aged children with life skills and learning for the future, through a range of subjects including Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.


Teach students from Grade 7 up to Grade 12 in specialised subject areas.

Your focus is on the educational knowledge and personal development of your students within a Curriculum area(s) of speciality. Curriculum areas can include English, Science, Mathematics, LOTE (Languages Other than English), Arts (including Music, Drama and Visual Arts), Studies of Society and the Environment, and Health and Physical Education.

Secondary Teacher
PE Class

Health and Physical Education

Teach Health and Physical Education at either Primary or Secondary school level.

Learn to provide students with the skills and knowledge to lead and sustain their health and wellbeing, through their physical, mental and emotional, social environmental, and spiritual development.

Applied Learning

Teach in Vocational Education Training or Secondary school (Technologies).

Gain educational knowledge and skill development that works with your technical and trade expertise and qualifications to teach into vocational training organisations, including TAFEs, polytechnics, RTOs or choose to specialise and teach into the Technology areas at a Secondary school level.

Cooking Class
Children Reading

Inclusive Education

Extend and advance your understanding of inclusivity and education practice.

Learn and develop your education practice and theory in re-engaging students, adaptive physicality, applied behaviour, dyslexia, learning difficulties, autism and the use of inclusive education technologies


Enabling leaders and potential leaders in education, health and welfare and public service.

Extend and update your knowledge on leadership practice and understanding, including risk management and governance, building of cultures and performance, strategy, systems and operations.

Teacher instructing teachers
No English speaking learners

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Enhance your expertise in Teaching English as a Second Language

Learn and develop expertise in educational practices and perspectives in teaching with students whose first language is a language other than English. Subjects include language awareness, culture and diversity, methodologies and curriculum design.