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connectDECD INDUCTION EXPO 2015

Do you want to work for the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)?

Are you currently studying, a recent graduate, or looking to begin or reignite your career?

Are you interested in working with South Australian children, young people, and families - in teaching, social or youth work, allied health, psychology, education support, or the public service?

Don't miss the connectDECD Induction Expo!

When:  Monday 13th April 2015
Where: The National Wine Centre of Australia
             Corner of Botanic & Hackney Roads, Adelaide
Time:    9:30am - 3:30pm

connectDECD is a free event that showcases DECD to new and prospective employees.

Come along to our expo to:

  • Visit a range of exhibition booths promoting services and innovative resources
  • Attend a variety of engaging workshops to discover more about our business as a Department
  • Learn about recruitment in DECD, with tips and hints to maximise your application
  • Network with DECD staff, work units, and external partners to discuss career opportunities and pathways
  • Meet our executives: hear them discuss DECD's strategic vision and how your work can support our Department
  • Listen to career stories from DECD professionals about how they began their careers and how they've progressed

Register for the 2015 connectDECD expo now! Email us for access to our online registration portal.

For further information visit our website, send us an email or phone us on (08) 8226 2339.

 

TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE 2015

When: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April

Venue: Education Building – Flinders University

The Careers and Employer Liaison Centre and the School of Education at Flinders University will be holding our annual Transition to Employment Conference for final year Education students in April as follows:

  • Tuesday 14th - 9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 15th - 9am – 2.30pm and
  • Thursday 16th - 9am – 12.30pm

Several guest speakers from a wide variety of sources including the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD), the Teachers Registration Board, local and interstate schools and colleges, the School of Education, the Careers & Employer Liaison Centre and the independent school sector will be participating in this program.

This annual program is designed to provide you with important information to assist you to begin your Teaching career. Therefore, it is recommended that you attend as many of the sessions as possible. 

Where possible some of the sessions will be recorded however, for the employer panel sessions maximum benefit will be gained from your attendance.  Please note that the Teacher Registration Board presentation is not recorded.

The program will include a Teaching Careers Fair on Tues 14th April from 12.30pm – 2.00pm.  The fair will provide you with access to a range of schools, recruitment services/agencies, relevant trade unions and professional associations to discuss your future career opportunities.

A copy of this year’s conference program and other information will be available soon and will be emailed directly to all relevant students.

Please contact Julia Parker in the Careers & Employer Liaison Centre with queries relating to this year’s conference.

We look forward to your participation in this year’s conference.

 

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Yalari a not-for-profit organization who provides scholarships to Indigenous Australian youth from regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia to complete their secondary education at high ranking boarding schools. Yalari is looking for tutors for our Grade 7 students starting in these prestigious schools in 2015.


Yalari scholars starting their journey at boarding school require a range of support in their first year and beyond. Volunteer tutoring is a fantastic way to assist these students throughout their education. You would be required to commit to one night per week, usually for one hour during school semesters, at a location on the school premises. We are looking for generalist tutors who may have previous tutoring or teaching experience. You will need to have the ability to fit in with the parameters of the school.

This would be a great opportunity to increase your teaching skills and experience, whilst adding valuable volunteering experience to your resume.
It is NOT a paid position but you will achieve far greater benefits for sparing your time to help others.


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Pam Boavida:

 P 07 5665 8688  I  M +61 413238439  I  E pboavida@yalari.org  W www.yalari.org

Yalari Limited  I  Head Office – PO Box 1355 Oxenford QLD 4210  I  Fax 07 5665 8611           

 

Early Childhood/Arts and Special Education Applicants for 2015: Important Reminder re Evidence of Criminal History Screening

All applicants for the following courses:  Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Special Education)/Bachelor of Disability Studies, Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7 and Special Education)/Bachelor of Disability Studies, Bachelor of Education Middle and Secondary Schooling (Special Education)/Bachelor of Disability Studies, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood), Master of Teaching (Special Education), please read the information below.

All School of Education pre-service teachers  must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards.

Applicants offered a place in one of the courses listed above must apply for their screening immediately in order to be ready for placement in Semester 1.

The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Unit. Applications can only be made to the DCSI via Australia Post. Do not apply through the Police Station. More information is provided through the following link http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/education/professional-experience/preparation-for-placement/obtain.cfm

Please complete each section of the Child-Related Employment Screening form in full, otherwise your application will be returned and you will experience a delay in obtaining your screening clearance.

On behalf of the Professional Experience Coordinator.

 

Criminal History Checks

Please visit the School of Education section of the University's Criminal History Check webpage for information about the process of obtaining a Criminal history check.

 

Attention Teacher Education/Masters/PhD/EdD Students

Scholarships to Attend DECD Practitioner Research Day Regarding Innovative Practices

The Department of Education and Child Development is conducting their Exploring Innovation event:

IMPROVING STUDENT LITERACY THROUGH INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY, ENGAGEMENT AND USING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES: A FOCUS ON PRACTITIONER ACTION RESEARCH AND USING DATA?

  Open Access College 2014 (PDF 178KB)

 DECD and the Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute will provide scholarships to cover the registration fees for the one day event for 10 of our full-time students (Teacher Education/Masters/PhD/EdD).

If you wish to apply for one of these scholarships, please send an application, including your name, Flinders email address, and one paragraph (<200 words) about your perceptions about how the event will contribute to your professional education, to:

 

Helen Askell-Williams

Director, Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute? 

helen.askell-williams@flinders.edu.au


Student computer rooms in the Education building

Don't forget, rooms EDUC 3.16 (with printing facilities) and EDUC 3.17 have been made available for Education Students to use! Please go to EDUC 4.69 to gain security swipe access on your student card.

 

 

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