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International Professional Experince Program Open to 3rd/4th year Undergraduates and Mtech students.

The School of Education have provided a short term study tour option in Nepal for the past 5 years. The 4 week program includes school placements in Pokhara, Nepal and homestays with Tibetan families in the beautiful village of Tashi Ling. Feedback from previous students has indicated that this has been a life-changing trip and contributed to developing valuable knowledge and skills for not only teaching but life in general.

Please click the flyer below for further information

Nepal Flyer (PDF 196KB)




NOTICE: Special Consideration S2/NS2 Deadlines 


Class Registration and Special Consideration Applications for Semester 2/Non Semester 2 topics


Dear Students


The deadline to apply for special consideration for Semester 2/Non Semester 2 topics is Friday 7th July. After this date any remaining places in classes will be made available to students on waitlists. Therefore, any special consideration applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.


Please be aware that, in order to be fair to all our students, special consideration will only be granted if you meet one of the following criteria:


•           You are a part-time student (undertaking 9 units or less; I or 2 topics only)

•           You have a genuine University Timetable clash which means that you cannot attend any other workshop

•           You are an Elite athlete and registered as such by the University

•           You have documented medical/disability reasons (pertaining to the yourself- not another individual) which prevent you from being able to attend certain classes


If you meet one of these criteria and wish to apply for special consideration please see the link below:








Event: Little Lessons Madhavi - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Dear Education Students,

We have an event coming up for Pre-Service Primary & Primary Teachers with Behaviour Consultant and Published Author, Madhavi Nawana Parker. This event is being held at the Alere Function Centre, Flinders Uni.

Whilst this event is being advertised towards Teachers, it is in fact for anyone who is focusing on social emotional literacy in students. It is very relevant to those studying the Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education as well.

Bookings are due to close on 20th June 2017 and can be made online at We have a special rate for those studying an undergraduate degree.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students in preparation for their own classroom teaching (including teaching placements).

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,

Leanne Kutschbach

Little Lessons Australia

0438 752 877

Little Lessons Flyer (PDF 309KB)  


Workshop: Spelling it Out - Adelaide - 20 May 2017

In this workshop we will look closely at the linguistics of words, and understand the ways in which etymology (word origins) morphology (meaning components), phonology (souns) and orthgraphy (spelling conventions) provide strong, multiple pathways into learning words.

Registrations Close: Friday 12 May 2017

Spelling it Out (PDF 647KB)

For further information, please contact Julia Johnson at




PrimaryConnections Ready Workshop Adelaide 2-3 June 2017 


Dear Students,


Registrations are now open to the FREE* PrimaryConnections science workshop. 


This professional learning is highly regarded by potential employers and provides students with added confidence in the teaching and learning of science and technology. The professional development workshop usually costs schools about $800 to send their teachers to and we have been given funding to provide them to final year pre-service teachers (including 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students) from the University of Tasmania for FREE*! 

 *Note: The course along with course material is provided for free. The $20 registration fee secures your spot and subsidises the cost of lunch provided on both days of the workshop. 


Hurry as places are strictly limited.







Exam Notice: 2017, S1- Request to Change - Applications Close Tuesday 16 May


Do you have a learning difficulty, medical or mental health condition or disability?

Do you need alternative exam arrangements?


Last day to apply is Tuesday 16th May


See a Disability Advisor before 16th May.


ph 8201 2118    e


You need to provide documentation of your learning difficulty, medical or mental health condition or disability

(this information is strictly confidential).


Late applications cannot be accepted.





Teaching & Education Career Expo: Thursday 20 April 2017 

Over 1,000 teaching and education jobs available at one event.

To register, or to receive further information please click here.





The Keeping Safe: Child protection curriculum

The Keeping Safe: Child protection curriculum (KS:CPC) teaches children from a young age to:

  • recognise abuse and tell a trusted adult about it
  • understand what is appropriate and inappropriate      touching
  • understand ways of keeping themselves safe.

The curriculum has been developed by child protection experts and experienced educators from South Australian schools and preschools.

It is a requirement under the child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy that:

  • all children and young people in DECD preschools and      schools will access the approved child protection curriculum each year
  • the approved child protection curriculum will be taught      by staff that have received training in its use.

Preservice teachers can now book into one full day face to face workshop organised by DECD approved training provider SHine SA. 

The cost is $60 which is a 50% discount for preservice teachers only. Please refer to the attached flier for additional information.


KSCPC Pre-Service Teacher Training

-- ?Kind Regards,

Dr. Trudy Sweeney Ph.D?

Senior Lecturer, Digital Media???
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Director, Teacher Education

Equal Opportunity Contact Officer? 



Emplyment Opportunity - Shining Light

New Job Opportunity

Seeking students   and graduates in

Disability   Studies, Disability & Developmental Education,

Social Work &   Community Services

Developmental   Support Workers (casual)

Shining Light

                                                                         Organisation:   Shining Light

Position:   Developmental Support Workers (Causal)


Educational Requirements:  Disability Studies,   Disability & Developmental Education,  Social Work & Community   Services

Location: Adelaide, SA

Application Closing Date:  Friday, 5 May 2017.


At Shining Light, we offer boutique support services to children and young people living with disabilities. We believe in high quality staffing for best practice supports. Our support workers are supervised by a clinical team and receive on going professional training to meet the individual needs of the people we support.


Shining Light offers a range of services to families including; 24 hour In Home Care, Community Access Support, Overnight Respite and In Home weekly support, social support, functional skill development, in home respite, and service coordination among other things.

Developmental Support Workers (Causal)

We are looking for motivated support workers with an interest in supporting children and young people living with disabilities to meet their goals and develop their functional skills.

Shining Light pay above award rates and are flexible with employees other commitments (i.e. families, studying and other employment).

To be considered for this opportunity you must already have:
• Experience in the field of community/disability/child/youth services
• A minimum certificate III or above in Youth Work, Community Services, Disability, Education or the equivalent or studying towards a tertiary qualification
• A current Full SA Drivers Licence (provisional licences such as "P Plates" will not be considered as a full licence)
• A personal vehicle (and willing to transport supported people if required). We pay you per kilometre travelled in your personal vehicle when transporting supporting people.
• DCSI clearances (current): child related, disability, vulnerable people.
• Child Safe Environments Certificate (current)
• First Aid Certificate (current)
• Smart phone (to access online rosters and shift reports)
• Availability to work across a 24/7 roster

Not required but desirable:
• DSCI clearance: Aged Care
• RAN (Report Abuse and Neglect) Certificate
• Medication Administration Accreditation
• A roadworthy certificate for your own vehicle


To apply, send you resume via email to Amanda or Victoria. Also, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda or Victoria on 1300 001 102 for further information.







Careers Expo: March 16, 5pm

This expo is an opportunity for students to engage with graduate employers who are attending with the specific intention of meeting our students as prospective employees. Ideally final year students will attend and gain valuable insights into the graduate recruitment period commencing soon after the expo; however, all students will benefit from meeting those employers who are recruiting from their disciplines.

Careers Expo Flyer


Regards Nina


Nina Tabor

Manager | Careers and Employer Liaison Centre

Flinders University | Professional Services Building | Bedford Park | 5042


                          8201 5787








Adjudicating with the South Australian Debating Association


Dear Education Students


The South Australian Debating Association are looking for expressions of interest from individuals who wish to take up a paid role as an adjudicator with the SADA in 2017. Quite frequently education students are interested in getting involved in adjudicating debating. Not only do education students have the required analytical and public speaking skills, this sort of co-curricular activity is particularly advantageous in the search for a job.

 If you are interested in attending the adjudicator or  For further information, please click here.


Please note that the first training session is Wednesday 15 March, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience.


Please contact Soraya Pradhan, at,  for further information.



Soraya Pradhan 

Vice President (Administration) 

South Australian Debating Association

0410 161 362





Invitation to participate in the National Strengthening a Research-rich Teaching Profession project

You are invited to participate in the National Strengthening a Research-Rich Teaching Profession project workshop, to be held on Monday 13th February, 5.30-7.00pm at the University of South Australia’s Magill Campus. Please see attached for further information.

Dear Students

I am writing to you in my capacity as the Chair of the Steering Group for the project titled Strengthening a research-rich teaching profession. This national project is a jointly funded initiative between AARE, ATEA and ACDE. 

I have attached a PP with details about the project as an overview.  

As you will see we are collecting data in the 1st stage of the project from around the country and will be visiting Adelaide on the 13th and 14th of February. We thank sincerely the School of Education at the University of South Australia for hosting this event for us.

There will be 3 roundtables over these dates. Each one designed to collect data from either:

  •  Schools and early childhood services (Teachers and educators)
  • Teacher Education providers (education academics, teacher education providers, pre-service teachers)
  • Education system leaders (Deans of Education, Principals, education policy makers and bureaucrats)

I am writing to firstly invite you to attend the relevant roundtable but also to ask your specific help in advertising this event to your local network....especially teachers, pre-service teachers and Principals.

I am attaching fliers as well as an overview of the dates/times of the three reoundtables below. Please feel free to tailor the information for your communication processes to your networks.

Professor Joce Nuttall (a member of the steering group) and Katherine Bussey (our RA/Project manager) will be facilitating this particular workshop.

We have ethics approval for our project. Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) Register Number 2016-265EI

Please do not hesitate to contact Joce, Katherine or me to discuss.


Many thanks for your support.


SIMONE WHITE                 

Professor, Chair of Teacher Education


Monash University

Level 2, Building 901, Berwick Campus

100 Clyde Rd, Berwick VIC 3806, Australia



Strengthening a research-rich teaching profession for Australia     Adelaide Academics




IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Special Consideration S1/NS1 Deadlines

Dear Students

The deadline to apply for special consideration for Semester 1/Non Semester 1 topics is Friday 10th February. After this date any remaining places in classes will be made available to students on waitlists. Therefore, any special consideration applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please be aware that, in order to be fair to all our students, special consideration will only be granted if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are a part-time student (undertaking 9 units or less; I or 2 topics only)
  • You have a genuine University Timetable clash which means that you cannot attend any other workshop
  • You are an Elite athlete and registered as such by the University
  • You have documented medical/disability reasons (pertaining to the yourself- not another individual) which prevent you from being able to attend certain classes

If you meet one of these criteria and wish to apply for special consideration please see the link below:


Kind regards

ITE Team

School of Education

Flinders University

Sturt Road, Bedford Park | South Australia | 5042




Global Discovery: Offering 2hrs work to Excel Wizard

We require merging of spreadsheets into one linking cells and tabs to calculate forecasts.

Offer: 2 hrs of  Excel Spreadsheet integration and formula writing.

Requirments: Must have strong knowledge of excel in linking tabs and writing formula.

Incentive: $50 for the first 2 hours, $20 per hour after that.

 Please email the address below with your experience or description on why you believe you can complete this task. 


 TMB Future Teacher Scholarships - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Education Students Encouraged to Apply 

The Teachers Mutual Bank Future Teacher Scholarships which are now open and close on 23 February, 2017.

There are eight x $5,000 scholarships available to university students studying to become teachers. In addition we’re also rewarding 10 runners-up with $250 each.

Apply now at

TMB Future Teacher Scholarships 2017 (PDF 2MB)


UniSA - ‘Information-seeking of undergraduate students: Behaviours, feelings, thoughts and actions during academic writing.’

Information literacy and research skills are essential in a global knowledge economy and professional development. Such skills are increasingly seen as an integral part of education for professional practice. This presentation describes a funded study which explored the research process, in particular the information-seeking behaviours, of undergraduate students enrolled in an academic writing class with the eventual aim of developing intervention techniques to improve their ability to evaluate and integrate information into a research assignment. Undertaken in the National Institute of Education, Singapore, the study utilised Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process, a constructivist task-based model of the research process.



Department of Education NT on campus Workshop

Find out about 2017 teaching jobs and careers across the Northern Territory for pre-service teachers and graduates. Refer to attachment Department of Education NT on Campus Workshop (PDF 301KB)


Inherent (Core) Requirements for Bachelor of Education &
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Special Education)

The following link provides all prospective students with realistic information about the Inherent (core) requirements so that they can make an informed judgement about their ability to fulfil them before enrolling in the course. Education_IR_November_16 (PDF 183KB)


Teaching Positions in the UK

Do you have a teaching position for September?

It's not too late to secure a fantastic teaching role in a great school in England this September! You can have your new job confirmed in a week and we will help with the cost to expidiate your visa and help you transition over to the UK.

What about 2017?

We are also shortlisting teachers to attend our award winning iday events in November in the UK. We fly our teachers over to England to interview directly with schools for a week, all expenses paid. During this week long trip you can interview with up to 8 schools, visit the schools and teach a lesson and attend a PD day and have a chance to get a feel for living and working in London or Leeds.

Register HERE or email or call us on 1800 230 488


Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Students

The Australian Government has developed Litearcy and Numearcy Tests (LANTITE) for preservice teachers.

Please refer to the attached document for more information and advice given by the Teachers Registration Board (TRB):

Literacy and Numeracy Tests (LANTITE) (PDF 127KB)


Grassroots Team Opportunities

In the lead up to the election, One Community SA are seeking volunteers to engage with the public at events and face-to-face in order to educate the community about school funding issues and have voters pledge their votes for Education. This volunteer work will provide an excellent opportunity for students to advocate for their profession in partnership with the professional associations they may one day join. It will be valuable for the resumes of graduating teachers looking to demonstrate their genuine passion for education to potential employers. It is also an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in discussing their career choices.

To volunteer, individuals can fill in our form or email me and we will be in contact about opportunities to join our innovative grassroots team.

Will Menzies
Community Organiser, One Community SA
m. 0412 161 528


Kip McGrath Education Centres: Tutoring Positions

Dear Students,

I’m an ex-student of Flinders and now an employer with my own large tutoring business. I would like to advertise to employ casual tutors and this is the first time we’ve opened up recruitment to final year education students as we normally only recruit TRB teachers. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Annie Harvey
Kip McGrath Education Centres Holdfast Bay
p. 8298 6261


 Enrolment Advice Service

The School of Education has recently introduced a new and improved enrolment advice service for our Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity students. This service replaces the need for student appointments as our staff can provide more comprehensive enrolment advice in less time.

If you are unsure which topics you should enrol in to meet both your enrolment choices and your degree requirements, simply log onto Ask Flinders.

We recommend you email this address whenever you have a question about your enrolment or degree progression, rather than our Academic or Professional staff directly, to avoid your email going unanswered if that staff member is unavailable.

As always please ensure you provide as much information as you can when contacting our enrolment advice team, as this will help to process your enquiry as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Justice of the Peace

The City of Marion Council offers a range of community services, including Justices of the Peace, available on Tuesdays through to Fridays at several locations. The City of Marion Administration Office on Sturt Road is a 7-minute drive or 11-minute bus ride from Flinders University Main Campus.

For more information see:

Google Map directions from Flinders University to The City of Marion Administration Centre


Teaching Careers in the UK

Dear Students

Pear Education are an independent Recruitment Business based in London who place Teachers and Support Staff to schools across London and the surrounding areas. As you may well be aware there is an extreme shortage of teachers in the UK and by the looks of things this will not be changing too much in the near future.

Pear Education will assist all teachers looking to relocate to London throughout the whole process. Pear Education likes to take the time to listen to our teachers and find out what they are looking for and what type of school they would prefer to work in before placing them. 

Students can contact the Resourcing Manager for Pear Education, Stephen Wilson at:
t:  0208 432 0827
m: 0777 225 8641
f:  0845 474 8547


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