Faculty oF education
HealtH & PHysical education oPtions
HealtH & PHysical education • outdoor education
design & tecHnology • HealtH science
university of tasmania
bacHelor of HealtH & PHysical education
education this specialisation has an emphasis on promoting
healthy lifestyles and to lay a foundation for further
professional development, in both the theory and
Available Specialisations: practice of education.
Health & Physical education (Kindergarten to year 12) HealtH science
the Health science specialisation has an emphasis on
Health & Physical education and anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry, preparing
Health science (secondary) students for teaching a range of science classes.
Health & Physical education and
the outdoor education specialisation will prepare
outdoor education (secondary)
students for leading and teaching in outdoor
education. this specialisation will provide students
Health & Physical education and with a combination of theoretical and practical
design & technology (secondary) experiences in a variety of outdoor environments
through which they will explore and develop their
teaching and leadership skills. other career options
design & technology (secondary) may include working for public and private providers
of outdoor education across australia, and within the
Duration: 4 years (full-time), 9 years (part-time**). outdoor recreation and tourism industry.
Location: launceston § , internal § and mixed-mode^
(part external, part on-campus §). design & tecHnology
the design & technology specialisation allows students
this course provides undergraduate students with the
to choose from Food studies or Wood & Metal design.
option to either concentrate solely on Health & Physical
education or combine Health & Physical education with it may also be possible to select a design & technology
an additional secondary school teaching area. stream in textiles or computer aided design (cad),
rather than Food studies or Wood & Metal design.
the option to concentrate solely on design &
contact the Faculty for further information.
technology is also available through the Bachelor
of education. For more information, please see the
design & technology brochure. internally/on-camPus§
students who undertake this program will graduate the Bachelor of education is offered at the newnham
with a professional qualification and preparation that campus in launceston^. some of our 10 core units can
meets national expectations and standards, and makes be undertaken at the cradle coast campus in Burnie.
them favoured for recruitment in systems throughout students wishing to enrol in a core unit at the cradle
tasmania, australia and overseas. coast campus should contact the Faculty for further
the course content and practical experience provides
theoretical and practical opportunities to practice what
is learned in a safe and supportive environment.
mixed-mode^^ Professional Portfolio
as some of our 10 core units are available fully online, all units over the 4 years of the course focus on the
students have the flexibility to enrol in both on-campus § development of a professional portfolio which is an
face to face units and fully online external units within essential part of being a professional teacher as it
the same semester. students wishing to enrol in a core demonstrates evidence of meeting state based teacher
unit externally should contact the Faculty for further professional standards. this professional portfolio will
clarification. reflect the pre-service teacher’s journey of development
The School of Education strongly encourages as a teacher throughout the duration of the degree and
all students to maintain regular contact with an students are encouraged to keep and regularly update
educational context. For this reason, volunteering evidence of their professional journey during the four
in an educational setting or classroom is highly years of their course. the final unit, Preparing for the
recommended for all students, regardless of study Profession, will help students refine an exit portfolio.
mode or pattern of attendance.
entry requirements students should allow approximately 10 hours of
a tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 (four focussed study per unit, per week. this estimate
pre-tertiary units in year 11 and 12 with a minimum of includes on-campus§ lectures, tutorials and workshops,
three studied in year 12). non-year-12 applicants are which generally equate to three to four hours per unit,
requested to find out more from the “How do i qualify per week.
for entry?” link from the education homepage at
www.utas.edu.au/educ Professional exPerience
international students will require an overall international students must be available to attend unpaid professional
english language testing system (ielts) average of 7.0, experience at schools on a full-time basis for a number of
with no band lower than 6.5, and direct entry academic weeks each year, totalling a minimum of 85 days over four
Program (deaP) overall of 70% (65% writing). years. a teachers’ registration Board good character
check is required for school placements.
recommended subjects Professional experience is embedded in these four
there are no specific prerequisite subjects but success units: Foundations of teaching; Planning for Positive
at the senior secondary level in subjects such as Behaviour; inclusive Practices in education settings;
english, Maths, Physical science, Biology, chemistry, and Preparing for the Profession. the units require
sport science, Psychology, design graphics, Housing students to successfully complete assignments and show
& design, Food & nutrition and outdoor leadership competence in the school setting across established
would be an advantage. criteria signed off by the colleague teacher
in consultation with the academic supervisor.
recognised Prior learning
students are encouraged to apply for recognition
of prior learning, which includes formal study
undertaken in recognised tertiary institutions,
or other demonstrated learning achievement.
career oPPortunities overseas equivalent. a degree in education also gives
graduates of the Bachelor of education will be qualified graduates skills that are sought after by the business
to teach in public and private sector schools. they will community – generic skills such as communication,
be able to register with the teachers’ registration research, analysis and reflection, that make them very
Board in tasmania or other australian states, or the employable in jobs other than teaching.
university of tasmania aims to develop courses or part-time**, internally § or by mixed-mode of delivery
to meet the needs of busy working people. (online or on-campus § face-to-face).
undergraduates can complete their studies full-time
Specialisation – Health & Physical education
year 1 year 3
semester 1 semester 1
• Health & Physical activity • organisation in community sport & recreation
• introduction to Human Biology • Movement skills
• Foundations & theories of literacy: • electiVe
Processes & Practices • inclusive Practices in education settings
• Foundations of teaching
semester 2 • sport coaching or sport Psychology or sports injuries
• Physical Pursuits • introduction to HPe Pedagogy
• anatomy & Physiology 1 • electiVe
• Knowledge & Pedagogy for teaching secondary • ethics, education & teacher identity
• Human development in educational contexts
year 2 • scientific Principles of strength conditioning
semester 1 • analysis of sport skills
• the Psychology of sport & Physical activity • cultural awareness: aboriginal studies
• anatomy & Physiology 2 • adapted Physical activity
• Planning for Positive Behaviour
• advanced Motor learning or sports’ injuries
semester 2 • advanced HPe Pedagogy
• Motor learning & skill development • social and emotional learning
• exercise Physiology & nutrition • Preparing for the Profession
• teacher as Planner, assessor & reporter
Specialisations* year 1
Health & Physical education and design & technology semester 1
• Foundations & theories of literacy: Processes & Practices
Health & Physical education and outdoor education • Foundations of teaching
Health & Physical education and Health science • sPecialisation 1
• sPecialisation 2
years 1 – 4 semester 2
• Knowledge & Pedagogy for teaching secondary
students complete 32 units in total.
this includes 2 x specialisations = 16 units over 4 years.
• Human development in educational contexts
HealtH & PHysical education • sPecialisation 1
• introduction to Human Biology • sPecialisation 2
• anatomy & Physiology 1
• anatomy & Physiology 2
• exercise Physiology & nutrition semester 1
• Movement skills • electiVe
• introduction to HPe Pedagogy • Planning for Positive Behaviour
• analysis of sport skills • sPecialisation 1
• advanced HPe Pedagogy • sPecialisation 2
design & tecHnology° semester 2
• Furniture technology 1 or Food studies • electiVe
• Furniture technology 2 or applied Food studies • teacher as Planner, assessor & reporter
• Furniture technology 3 or • sPecialisation 1
Health Promotion Food & lifestyle • sPecialisation 2
• Metal Manipulation & construction or culinary design
• design in Plastics & Hard Materials or nutrition & Food
• Wood design or Food & culture semester 1
• d&t curriculum in schools: Hard Materials or • electiVe
d&t curriculum in schools: Food studies • inclusive Practices in education settings
• d&t enterprise in schools: Hard Materials or • sPecialisation 1
d&t enterprise in schools: Food studies • sPecialisation 2
outdoor education semester 2
• Fundamentals of outdoor education • electiVe
• safety & risk Management in the outdoors • ethics, education & teacher identity
• outdoor environments • sPecialisation 1
• cultural & environmental outdoor education • sPecialisation 2
• developing outdoor education Programs
• teaching in outdoor environments
• outdoor education Praxis semester 1
• outdoor Journeys • cultural awareness: aboriginal studies
HealtH science • adapted Physical activity or
• chemistry 1a or chemistry for life sciences learning environments in society
• chemistry 1B • sPecialisation 1
• the Psychology of sport & Physical activity • sPecialisation 2
• Motor learning & skill development semester 2
• Health Promotion: Food & lifestyle • Preparing for the Profession
• sport coaching or sport Psychology • social & emotional learning or
• scientific Principles of strength conditioning information & communication technology
or sports’ injuries • sPecialisation 1
• advanced Motor learning • sPecialisation 2
How do i aPPly? otHer costs
applicants submit an online application using Most units require students to have access
the eapplication system. to prescribed text books in order to complete
see www.futurestudents.utas.edu.au assignments. take into account the costs of stationery,
international students should refer to the international resource materials for assignments, and postage.
services office for application information. all units have some online component so internet
see www.international.utas.edu.au access costs must also be taken into consideration.
the university has computer laboratories which are
available for use by enrolled students.
With the assistance of tasmanian state and local
governments, business and industry, and generous
benefactors, the university is able to offer a range the university offers a wide range of accommodation
of scholarships. options. For more information, please see
see www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/scholarships www.utas.edu.au/accommodation
fees and costs
commonwealth-supported university places are
available within the program to australian and new
Zealand citizens through the Hecs-HelP scheme
(nZ citizens will be required to pay these fees upfront).
tasmanian department of education staff and schools
with a Memorandum of understanding may be entitled
to a partial Hecs-HelP scholarship.
For more information on fees or Hecs-HelP please
contact the university or see www.goingtouni.gov.au
international students should refer to the international
services office for application information.
University Information Centre
For further information about the university, including
both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and
application processes, please contact the university
Phone: 1300 363 864
For more information on the Faculty of education,
contact the Faculty.
Phone: 1800 061 512
the Faculty welcomes international students.
our staff have considerable experience in teaching
and supervising students from many countries, and
our international student centre provides a number of
high-quality systems to support international students.
For further information, including application forms
and fee schedules, visit the university of tasmania’s
international website at www.international.utas.edu.au
or call them on +61 3 6226 2706.
* course structure and unit titles are subject to change.
** Part-time studies are not available to international students studying on-campus.
^ some units in the design & technology specialisation are delivered from the
inveresk campus, launceston.
^ limited online learning is available to international students.
Please speak to your Faculty officer or an international student advisor
§ the on-campus delivery mode includes some online engagement in
° For textiles and computer aided design streams please see the Bachelor
of education, design & technology brochure.
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