Student Noticeboard

Science of Learning Seminar at Flinders University


We would like to invite you to our next Science of Learning seminar on 31st August. Our speaker will be Professor Paul Dux from the Queensland Brain Institute. Professor Dux leads a group that uses cutting edge techniques to study the cognitive and neural underpinnings of human information-processing capacity limitations in health and disease. Specific interests are the mechanisms of attention and the efficacy of cognitive training and how it changes the brain to improve performance.

There will be free South Australian wine and cheese. We hope to see you there!

You can find more information and register here

Kind regards

Florence Gabriel, PhD
Research Associate
Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century


Wear It Purple Day & Trans* Pathways Survey

Dear All

You are invited to Wear It Purple Day Picnic on Friday 26th August from 1.30pm, held on the lawns between the Plaza and the lake.

For further information regarding the picnic, please see the flyer

There is also a survey for young trans people in Australia - it closes on Monday 22nd August.

The survey link is:


Thanks and regards

Lisa O'Neill
Manager EO & Diversity, Human Resources Divisional Office


Teaching in the UK

Point to Point Education will be on campus at Flinders to promote opportunities for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teachers. Find out about permanent teaching positions, which include the same pay and conditions as UK teachers, and discuss various visa and sponsorship opportunities for teachers aged over 31 years of age.

Drop in session
When: Wednesday 17th August
Time: 1pm-3pm
Where: Education Building, Level 3, Entrance Foyer

Teaching and Living in the UK Information Session
When: Wednesday 17th August
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm
Where: Education Building, Level 3, Room 3.25

Click here to register


Free Primary Connections Ready Workshop

With the success of our previous workshop, Primary Connections on behalf of the Australian Academy of Science is hosting yet another FREE professional development workshop in Adelaide and we would like to invite School of Education students based in Adelaide to attend.

The workshop provides an opportunity for pre-service student teachers to add a competitive edge to their CV.

When: Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016

View the flyer here

Please contact Hristina (Christina) Milenkovska for further information, at or on 8095 6558.


Job Opportunities for Early Childhood Education Students with GoodStart Early Learning Centres

On campus information session for 2nd, 3rd and final year Early Childhood Education students

Thursday 4th August 2016
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1.01 - Education Building

Join Adonica Lee, Talent Acquisition Advisor, from GoodStart Early Learning at our on campus information session to know more about GoodStart and various teaching positions available while studying your Bachelor or Masters in Early Childhood.

GoodStart is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We exist purely to improve the lives of Australia's children and their families through quality early learning and care. We're at the leading edge of contemporary curriculum and practice, developing our own practice framework to achieve positive outcomes for children's language development, thinking skills, and social-emotional and physical wellbeing.

You can learn more about our inspiring story here and on our recruitment flyer .

Please register for this session here

Brought to you by your Careers and Employer Liaison Centre and the School of Education at Flinders University


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


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 8th 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:

Please see the link below for information regarding waiting lists:


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)


3 Minute Thesis Faculty Final

Come and support your School!

When: Friday 8th July 2016
Time: 1.00pm
Where: Education Lecture Theatre 1.01

Click here to view the flyer


Early Childhood Education Students: Get paid work while you're studying!

Switch Education Recruitment will be on campus to show you how.

When: Thursday 23rd June 2016
Time: 2.00pm - 2.45pm
Where: Education Lecture Theatre 1.01

Click here to view the flyer and RSVP


Teach in the UK: Upcoming Info Sessions

anzuk* are coming to Adelaide and have an information session planned in the evening of 30th June.

When: 30th June 2016
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: email for RSVP and venue details
RSVP is essential as finger food and light refreshments are provided (refer to attached flyer )

For more information please contact Ellen and Tenielle on (03) 9249 2444 or email


Flinders Optometry: Participants Wanted

Please help Flinders Optometry Students with their research project (see attached flyer)

If you are over 50 years old with no known eye conditions but have cataracts, we would appreciate y our time for a simple eye test. The research is conducted at Flinders University, Flinders Vision Clinic on Sturt Campus, and requires your pupils to be dilated. Testing will take approximately 60 minutes and involves reading various letters off a chart, and will be conducted in one session. We recommend bringing a driver to drive you home after your pupils have been dilated, and sunglasses, as you may be sensitive to lights and your vision may be blurred for a few hours following.

If you need any more information you can contact us via email, or pop into Flinders Vision Clinic.

Here is a preview of our research:

If you can help, please contact us via

$5 reimbursement for your time/parking costs

Kind regards

Flinders Glare Test Researchers
(Research investigators: Jessamy Bound, Rebecca Bray, Rebecca Silvi, Rachel Chipere)


One Community SA: Opportunities for Education Students

One Community SA is a non-partisan advocacy group running a campaign for needs-based, sector-blind school funding. This is the model recommended in the Gonski report and students of Education will be among the most immediate beneficiaries of implementation of this. You will benefit from additional assistance in classrooms, additional teaching positions being created (the equivalent of 3000 positions in SA under the Gonski model), improved work environments with more support, and more engaged students that are receiving the extra support they need to thrive in school.

Our partners in this campaign include the South Australian Primary Principals Association, South Australian Secondary Principals Association, Australian Education Union, Independent Education Union, Anglicare, SACOSS, Uniting Communities, Community Centres SA, and the South Australian Association of School Parents Clubs.

We would like to invite Flinders University Education students and staff to take advantage of a number of public events and opportunities on offer during this campaign:

Principals, Teachers and Parents Education Forum

This free Q and A style public forum gives the education community an opportunity to question politicians about their education policies firsthand. The Shadow Education Minister Kate Ellis will be in attendance.

When: Thursday June 16, 5.00-7.00pm (arrive from 4.30pm)
Where: The Hawke Centre - Allan Scott Auditorium 50/55 North Tce, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Free creche: From 4.30pm, with toys and a kids movie
Refreshments: Tea and nibbles will be provided from 4.30pm and afer the forum
Click here to RSVP

Funding Our Future Education Rally

This large public rally is to be held the weekend before the election. The entire education community is invited to come out and show their support for needs-based funding for SA's schools.

When: Sunday June 26, 1.00-2.00pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Nil
Click here to RSVP

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


Flinders University International Teaching Experience in Nepal

In 2016, Flinders University Education students will have the opportunity to participate in an international teaching placement in Nepal. This will be the 5th School of Education trip to Nepal and it comes highly recommended by previous student participants and staff.

The placement will offer the opportunity to develop lesson plans and demonstrate classroom control in a school in Pokhara - the foothills of the beautiful Himalayan mountain ranges. This three and a half week placement counts towards your short term mobility experience, and will suit Education students wanting experience in early childhood pre-schooling and primary teaching. This long standing relationship with the local community in Pokhara has been running successfully for many years, and a select group of students will have the opportunity to contribute to an international community and towards their degree.

Participation will be recognised for assignment or elective credit and it may be possible to receive a $500 scholarship towards the cost of the trip from Flinders University if you met criteria.

To find out more information, come to the Launch Presentation on this Thursday 2nd June from 1pm in Education Room 3.23 (see attachment).  


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


The Parenting Playground: Survey for Student Teachers

Dear Students,

I'm currently doing some research, trying to reach both qualified teachers but also students studying to become teachers.

I would like to provide a link to my survey at to gain student feedback on professional development opportunities you may be interested in. Can you please help?

Kind regards and many thanks!

Leanne Kutschbach
Executive Officer
The Parenting Playground Inc.
PO Box 100
Port Noarlunga SA 5167
Phone: 0428 281 592

SPELD (SA) Student Workshops

The Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia are a non profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

SPELD (SA) run a number of workshops presented by specialists in the field of specific learning difficulties for parents, teachers and other professionals.

See the attached flyer for workshop dates and more information


International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

For those students who are not currently out on a placement in a school, you are warmly encouraged to encouraged to attend the event for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Tuesday 17th May (see flyer for details). This will provide you with information about the work of the Safe Schools coalition, who supports teachers like you will be, to work with students who are gender or sexually diverse. You will h ear from staff at the Safe Schools Coalition, as well as a teacher, pre-service teacher and parent, about this important work.

For more information, contact Lisa O'Neil, Manager EO & Diversity

We hope to see you there,
Flinders Ally network, and the School of Education


New Venture Institute: May the 4th be with you!

The New Venture Institute (NVI) is the centre for innovation and entrepreneurship at Flinders and the front door for businesses to all the University has to offer.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Flinders University the NVI is hosting a free event on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day) to showcase the invention of one of our Venture Dorm groups- Voxiebox, an technology capable of producing 3D holograms in high definition. The event plays on the use of holograms within the Star Wars movies and provides the students with the opportunity to learn what it is like to participate in Venture Dorm and hear their entrepreneurial journey from idea to a marketable product. We hope you will come along and participate in this futuristic event! 

Eventbrite link and flyer:

Please contact Ashleigh Keane ( or 8201 7594) for further information.


School of Education Study Abroad Opportunities

The School of Education supports a range of study abroad options that are designed to contribute to your knowledge and skills for teaching and intercultural awareness development. Some programs provide financial support via a New Colombo Plan scholarship and others qualify for accessing OS-HELP loans. In addition, there may be an opportunity to receive credit in your program and all participants will also receive assignment credit towards your capstone topics (either EDUC4820/9401/9408).

An information session will be hosted by Felicity Lewis and Kerry Bissaker and provide details of the various programs on offer and how to apply. Students who have undertaken placements in 2015 will also be present to share their feedback on the experience.

Information Session:

When: Tuesday 22nd March
Where: Education Building, Room 5.34
Time: 11.00am

If you are unable to attend the session but are interested in participating in the programs, please email to register your interest. If you are able to attend, just turn up on the day.

View the Study Abroad Options Flyer (PDF 568KB)


connectDECD Induction Expo 2016: event for Education students and graduates

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 18th April 2016
Where: The Adelaide Convention Centre - Montefiore Rd entrance
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: free
A light lunch will be provided

Come along to our expo to:

  • Visit a range of exhibition booths promoting services and innovative resourses
  • 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

Click here to Register

Find more information at our website , send us an email or phone us on (08) 8226 4183


Understanding Islam in Indonesia: short term study abroad program with $3000 NCP scholarship available

Want to travel and study overseas and get credit towards your degree at the same time? Then you may like to apply for the School of History and International Relations next short term study abroard program: Understanding Islam in Indonesia.

This 2 week study tour will involve travelling to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and participating in intensive language sessions at Wisma Bahasa in the mornings, as well as attending a series of lectures on Islam given by senior lecturers and professors working at Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) in the afternoons. Short internship experiences in local Islamic instituitions in Yogyakarta will be offered to enable students to gain insights into how Islam in Indonesia works in practice in daily life.

This program is worth 4.5 units, and requires enrolment into INTR3103 International Practicum. It can be counted as an upper level topic in any Asian Studies, Development Studies, or International Relations major or minor, or as an upper level elective topic.

Successful applicants will be awarded a $3000 New Colombo Plan Scholarship to help with the cost of the program. Students may also be eligible for an OS-HELP loan up to $7500 to cover any additional expenses.

So what are you waiting for? As long as you have completed/been credited a minimum 36 units of study across any Flinders University degree/s by the end of semester one 2016, you hold Australian Citizenship, and you have not previously received a New Colombo Plan Short Term Scholarship, you can apply now!

You can find more information, including instructions on how to apply, at the Flinders Jembatan website

Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 31 March 2016

Contact for more info or view the Flyer for Understanding Islam in Indonesia 2016 (PDF 890KB)


Connect with Maths Day: Friday 18th March

This is an exciting maths program suitable for participants in early childhood, primary and secondary, and is free to online participants.

The list of presenters include Monash staff and PhD students and others. The event should be a valuable experience providing presentations from Community leaders and experts face-to-face or online.

After the event, all recordings and resources will be available on the Connect with Maths community website as well.

Click here to register for this event


Switch Education Recruitment: Teacher Employment Opportunities Information Session

Final year Bachelor of Education and Master of Education students join us for a brief overview of the services offered by Switch and how you can best use them to maximise the teaching opportunities available to you.

Switch Recruitment was started in 2005 and is locally owned and operated. All our Recruitment staff are teachers with good experience of the non-government sector in SA. This means we are well placed to offer you not only work matched to your abilities and preferences but a great support network as well! We have a high number of employees who return to us after contracts as they are really happy with the service and the opportunities that Swtich has offered them in the past.

Information Session:

Where: Lecture Theatre 1.01, Education Building, Flinders University
When: Monday 7th March
Time: 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Click here to register your attendance


Au Pair Week 2016: being an Au Pair in the USA

Cultural Care Au Pair would like to invite you to attend a free information session and find out more about being an au pair in the USA.

The Cultural Care Au Pair program allows students the unique opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange where they live with an American host family, care for their children, have the chance to study at an American college, and get paid for it.

Benefits to students attending an Au Pair Week meeting:

  • Meet Cultural Care staff and au pairs who have completed the program
  • $500 discount off the program fee for those with a qualification in childcare, teaching or nursing
  • Learn all about the program and life as an au pair
  • Gain helpful hints on how to complete the best application possible
  • Increase understanding of the benefits of a cultural exchange

Information Session:

Where: Greenacres Library
When: Saturday 12th March
Time: 10.00am

If you would like to attend, please call 1800 677 373 to reserve your seat! 


Volunteer Opportunities for Upcoming Teachers

Are you looking for something exciting, life-changing, and adventurous to do this summer? Volunteer in Africa, Asia or South America to change the world and have the experience of a life time!

Click here to see a video made by a volunteer about their teaching experience

Information Sessions:

Where: Alere Functions Centre (Student HUB)
When: Tuesday 1st March
Time: Meetings at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

More Information:

Reach Out Volunteers
P.O. Box 724, Spit Junction, NSW 2088
Phone: +61 2 8006 1934


Win Your Degree! $25,000 Competition for Education Students

Dear Students

Teachers Mutual Bank is currently running a fantastic competition where Education students can win up to $25,000 towards their degree. Education students who join the bank by Sunday 13th March automatically go in to win.

Please see the flyer Win Your Degree for more information, or go to


Shauna Wood
Relationship Manager - Education
Teachers Mutual Bank
T: 13 12 21
D: (02) 9735 9430
M: 0413 388 270


Class Registration and Special Consideration Applications for Semester 1/Non-Semester 1 Topics

Dear Students

The deadline to apply for special consideration for Semester 1/Non Semester 1 topics is Friday 12th 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:


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 email us at  and within 2-3 working days our staff will send you a study plan with enrolment advice tailored to suit your needs. Please note that this turnaround time may be extended during peak periods.

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. Emailing us at will ensure your enquiry is addressed as soon as possible.

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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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.