2019-2020 Teacher Development Initiative – Inclusive Education Specialisation

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Expression of Interest are open for 2020.

The Teacher Development Initiative: Inclusive Education Specialisation is an intensive qualification with University of Tasmanian (UTAS), which supports teachers to develop skills, competence and confidence in inclusive teaching practices for students with disability. By completing this qualification, teachers will gain the skills to support students with diverse needs to access, participate, and engage in education and achieve meaningful outcomes.

In addition to expressing your interest (by clicking Enrol) applicants must provide the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (1 page) outlining work history and TRB number.
  2. Endorsement Form (completed by current principal or supervisor endorsing participation)
  3. Performance and Development Plan (PDP), which identifies goals related to participation within this initiative.

Documents can be added under “Supporting Document” after pressing Enrol (attachments cannot be added after you have pressed complete).

After successfully completing four units, participants will graduate with a Graduate Certificate (Inclusive Education).

The Department recognises that a highly skilled workforce is key to achieving our Learners First commitment to inspire and support all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professional with colleagues parent/carers and the community


This initiative is delivered by the Faculty of Education at UTAS. Through the program, participants will have access to four units through online learning and eight compulsory face-to-face workshop days. The content of the course will be delivered in two blocks of ten weeks duration and will commence early Term 1, 2020.

Participants will teach 0.50 FTE and complete study 0.50 FTE during Term 1 and 2, 2020. Participants will draw on teaching experience to meet study requirements.

The four units include:

  • Inclusive Practices in Education Settings
  • Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties
  • Re-engaging Disengaged Students
  • Educating Students with Multiple Disabilities

Expression of interest closing 23 November 2019.

Face-to-Face Workshop Days

10.00am – 3.30pm

Day 1: Wednesday, 3 February 2020 – Education Faculty, UTAS, Hobart

Day 2: Monday, 24 February 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 3: Monday, 16 March 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 4: Monday, 6 April 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 5: Monday, 27 April 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 6: Monday, 18 May 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 7: Monday, 1 June 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart

Day 8: Monday, 29 June 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart