Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support
Drive students to succeed in the classroom
Support children and adults with learning difficulties in a classroom environment. Explore strategies for one-on-one engagement. Develop essential communication and problem-solving skills that will help you excel as an educator.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support, graduates should be able to
- Identify and describe features of educational theory and practice, the Australian curriculum and the role of education support staff in enhancing student learning
- Apply your skills to operate ethically, inclusively and collaboratively in diverse, complex and at times unpredictable learning contexts to support the delivery of a differentiated curriculum for individual learners
- Communicate clearly and sensitively with students, colleagues, parents/carers
- Apply your skills and knowledge to contribute to problem-solving, working collectively, to support the delivery learning outcomes for students.
Graduates will be desirable in education careers other than teaching in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers. Graduates will also be sought after in the industry training sector, and will be suited to communication-based jobs, public relations and other sectors that value graduates with well-developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.
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); or
- Completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of a course at Associate Degree level (or an equivalent overseas qualification). If you have failed any units your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
- Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies; or
- Competed the UTAS University Preparation Program, or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university.
Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years).
To be eligible for an offer, you must have an ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered. Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.
The lowest ATAR to receive an offer in 2019 is not available, as this is a new course for 2020.
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study
To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed:
- A Certificate III (or equivalent) in a related field; or
- A Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or an equivalent qualification) in any field.
Work and Life
Domestic applicants with work and life experience
If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement.
If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support is a 4 subject course intended to provide a base level of understanding of educational practices for Teacher Aides/School Support Officers/Home Schooling parents.
This certificate supports key skills, desirable in numerous education careers and those other than teaching, in particular in a classroom setting as Integration Aides, Teacher Aides, and School Support Officers. Graduates will also be sought after in the industry training sector, and will be suited to communication-based jobs, public relations and other sectors that value well-developed problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.
Opportunity to study without tuition fees
Domestic students commencing the Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support in Semester 2 2021 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver.
Please note that, subject to unit availability, all 4 units of the certificate are required to be completed by 30 June 2022 to receive 100% HECS fee waiver for each unit, with a minimum of 2 units completed by 31 December 2021.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
- Year 1. 4 subjects in first year including
- 4 core subjects
- TAS-EES160 Foundations of Literacy Support
- TAS-EDU106 Academic Literacies
- TAS-EES161 The Role of Education Support
- TAS-EDU104 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan
- 4 core subjects
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
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You can apply for the full degree or if you want to start with Open access, enrol into the subjects using the “Single subjects” option.
You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
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