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Our range of specialised Bachelor of Education courses provide you 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.

The content of our courses is informed by internationally renowned research in English literacy, inclusive education, arts and creativity, regional and rural education, and other areas inspired by the unique challenges and opportunities of education in Tasmania.

Whichever course you choose, you will develop teaching theory and practical skills and practice them in a safe and supportive environment. With 80 days’ professional experience placements in real classrooms, you will develop the confidence to inspire the next generation.

Our courses are accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board and recognised in all states and territories. You can also graduate with confidence knowing that more University of Tasmania education graduates finding full-time employment than the national average*.

* 85.9% of recent University of Tasmania graduates finding full-time employment compared to a national average of 81.9%, Graduate outcomes survey 2018-2019.

Course Options

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Cradle Coast, Launceston, Online CRICOS 070689D

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Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)  

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Launceston CRICOS 081477C

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Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning)

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Online

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Associate Degree in Education Support

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Launceston, Online

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Master of Teaching

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Hobart, Online CRICOS 070429B

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Looking for a qualification that allows you to teach anywhere in Australia? The Bachelor of Education courses are accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board and recognised in all states and territories.

Develop teaching theory and practical skills and practice them in a safe and supportive environment. With 80 days’ professional experience placements in real classrooms, graduate with the confidence to inspire the next generation.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) are available fully online across Australia. Study when and where it suits you with our dedicated and flexible online learning platform available 24/7.

Pathways

At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Study options

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Equip children with life skills and learning for the future. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a pre-service teaching degree that prepares you for roles in Primary teaching, from Prep through to Grade 6. Investigate childhood development and behaviour alongside the various subjects you will be teaching. Focus on literacy learning, while exploring Maths, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.

Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

This specialised degree sets you up to teach Health and Physical Education at either Primary or Secondary schools. Learn to provide students with the skills and knowledge to sustain their health and wellbeing through physical, mental, social, environmental, and spiritual development. In response to feedback from industry and recent graduates, the course offers several maths-related units to help diversify your skill set.

Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning)

Gain educational knowledge and skill development to teach within the Technology areas of private or public Secondary schools, or with vocational training organisations including TAFEs, polytechnics, and registered training organisations (RTOs). If you are already an experienced professional in construction, fabrication, cooking, hospitality or another specialised area, this course enables you to become a Technology teacher upon successful completion. If you are currently in high school and interested in becoming a teacher in this area, you can undertake a certificate in areas such as hospitality, technology or a trade, at the same time you’re studying the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning).

Master of Teaching

If you are interested in becoming a Secondary teacher in English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, the Arts (Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Media), or Languages, you will need to successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant area and then apply for the Master of Teaching. Like the Bachelor of Education courses, the Master of Teaching is an accredited Initial Teacher Education program which can be completed in two-years.

Associate Degree in Education Support

Education Support workers play a pivotal role in enabling learners to overcome their barriers to learning success. Education Support is critical to educational access and equity, particularly for children and adults who may have distinct learning difficulties, lack confidence or motivation, or who might otherwise be marginalised from conventional educational systems. The University of Tasmania offers a two-year Associate Degree in Education Support.

Course breakdown

Choose from our range of undergraduate Bachelor of Education courses which are all four years in duration if studied full-time. If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) and hold a relevant Certificate III or IV in a relevant area, you will be eligible for 100 or 150 credit points of advanced standing, respectively.

1

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

400 credit points

Year 1
Education Units
8 x 12.5 credit point units

Year 2
Education units
8 x 12.5 credit point units
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 3
Education units 
7x 12.5 credit point units
1x 12.5 credit point Teaching Proficiency unit
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 4
Education units
5x 12.5 credit point units
2x 12.5 credit points Teaching Proficiency units
1x 12.5 credit point elective
Students will undertake Professional Experience

2

Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

400 credit points

Year 1
Education Units
8 x 12.5 credit point units

Year 2
Education units
8 x 12.5 credit point units
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 3
Education units 
7x 12.5 credit point units
1x 12.5 credit point Teaching Proficiency unit
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 4
Education units
6x 12.5 credit point units
2x 12.5 credit points Teaching Proficiency units
Professional Experience

3

Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning)

400 credit points

Year 1
Professional Knowledge and Skills units
2 x 50 credit point units

Year 2
Education units
8 x 12.5 credit point units
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 3
Education units 
8x 12.5 credit point units
Students will undertake Professional Experience

Year 4
Education units
4x 12.5 credit point units
1x 50 credit point unit awarded on completion of Cert IV

Career outcomes

From cabinet maker to teacher

"We all remember that good teacher we had in Primary school. I want to be that teacher".

Read more about Craig's story

Teaching careers across Australia are growing fast, with employment in the Education and Training industry is projected to increase by 12.2 per cent over the next five years.2 This grow is supported by increases in our school-aged population, continued strength in education internationally, and growing demand for adult and community education.

These are some of the top careers projected to grow^ in the next five years.

^ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Primary School Teachers

8.5%

projected job growth to 2024

Secondary School Teachers

15.5%

projected job growth to 2024

School Principals

13.7%

projected job growth to 2024

Study Experiences

Choosing education to change lives

“With teaching you are able to empower students. There’s those moments where they give you a certain look. You can see they finally get it, and they say ‘oh wow’!”

Read more about Jonathon's story

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education are the Professional Experience placements, which enable you to put into active practice the theory and knowledge you study throughout your degree. You will participate in a minimum of 80 days (16 weeks) of Professional Experience placements, which 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 you to become familiar with a variety of learners and learning environments and involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning activities. If you are studying on of our Bachelor of Education courses online, you will undertake placements in your own state or territory.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. 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, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.