Congratulations on your offer to the
University of New England

You are joining a university that was awarded the maximum five stars for Overall Satisfaction and Teaching Quality in the 2017 Good Universities Guide. UNE has attained this rating for 16 years - an achievement unrivalled by any other Australian university. Thank you for choosing UNE and good luck with your studies!

Enrolling in your course

To enrol online follow the steps below. Please note some units have mandatory intensive schools, and it is your responsibility to be aware of these dates before you enrol.

  1. Read Steps to Getting Started
  2. Read your course rules and choose appropriate units from the Course and Unit Catalogue
  3. Once you have selected your units, please check the Timetable to ensure there are no on campus or intensive school clashes for those courses
  4. When you have chosen your units, access myUNE to complete your enrolment.

Citizenship/resident status information

You must meet the citizenship/residency requirements for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) scheme at the time of enrolment. You will not be eligible for a CSP or a HELP scheme when the University reasonably expects that you will not undertake any units of study in Australia that contribute to your course - you will be asked this when filling out your Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF). Please note that giving false or misleading information on a CAF is a serious offence under the criminal code.

Deferring your offer

To defer your studies please contact us via AskUNE and indicate which Trimester you wish to return to study in. Please note that all Honours degrees and some Postgraduate degrees cannot be deferred.

Understanding your requirements

Moodle

Most units are delivered via the learning management system Moodle, and as such students are required to have access to a computer capable of sending and receiving emails, playing CDs and accessing the internet. In special circumstances this requirement may be waived. If you believe you are eligible for a waiver, please contact Student Central on (02) 67732000.

Before submission of your first assignment you must complete the Academic Integrity Module. Completion of the module is mandatory and will guide you through understanding your obligations around academic integrity in regard to issues such as plagiarism. You will be automatically enrolled in the module and it takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Email and IT

The University will contact you with important information concerning your enrolment and studies. This will be done via your UNE email address which you must check regularly. Your UNE email account can be accessed after your have completed enrolment.

If you are a past student of UNE, you can reactivate your MyUNE account by resetting your password.

Further services from our Information Technology Directorate are listed on the IT Services for Students page.

Inherent Requirements

Your course may have inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements page for further information.

Specific Course Requirements

If you are studying a course in one of the following areas, you will also need to be aware of additional requirements.

Exercise and Sports Science

Accreditation and Further Information

Please see the Exercise and Sports Science webpage for information on Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation for this course

Law

Accreditation and further information

For further information on accreditation and requirements please see the Law society of NSW website and the Legal Profession Admission Board website.

Nursing

Working with Children Checks

To apply for a working with children check please refer to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks

Please read the information relating to requirements for Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks at HNE ClinConnect Student Education Module.

Clinical Placement Information

For important information please see the Clinical Placements webpage.

Accreditation and Further information

Further information on Accreditation requirements can be found at the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website.

Pharmacy

Accreditation and Further information

Further information on Accreditation requirements can be found at the Pharmacy Board of Australia website.

Psychology

General Links and Information

If you are interested in the different pathways to becoming a Registered Psychologist, the information can be found on the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Please refer to the Psychology Fourth Year Program page for all Psychology Honours and Fourth year requirements and the Psychology Postgraduate Courses page for all Master Psychology course information.

Please read the below additional requirements for the following courses:

  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Working with Children Checks

To apply for a working with children check please go to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks

Please read the information relating to requirements for Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks at ClinConnect.

Registration

To apply for Provisional Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Provisional Registration (AHPRA) please visit the AHPRA website


Master of Professional Psychology

Please forward to the Department of Psychology proof of completion of the Working with Children Check, National Police Certificate, and Provisional Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia by the commencement of Trimester 1. Please note, the Course Coordinator will write to the Psychology Board of Australia confirming your enrolment in the program (and eligibility for provisional registration) following your acceptance of your offer of candidature. Those who do not provide the correct documentation will not be able to enrol in Trimester 1 units.

Mandatory Intensive Schools

Please be mindful that PSYC503, PSYC504, PSYC505, PSYC506, PSYC507 and PSYC512 have mandatory Intensive Schools. This means that you must attend all sessions of these Schools on campus. Information about the dates and locations can be found on the Course and Unit Catalogue. These dates will not be altered by UNE.

Placement

The Master of Professional Psychology includes the completion of a practicum as part of the requirements of PSYC531 Psychology Practice Placement. This placement involves undertaking 300 placement hours on a site where students undertake supervised psychological practice. Students are under the supervision of a Psychologist who holds general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and who is also a Board-approved supervisor with PsyBA (this supervision is not provided by the University). We would like to take this opportunity to ensure that you are aware of the following relating to the placement:

  • The organisation of the placement is the responsibility of the student and potential placements will not be identified or organised by the University. Establishing links with potential placement supervisors at the earliest opportunity will ensure the timely undertaking of your placement. PSYC531 is the final unit undertaken as part of the Master of Professional Psychology and all Trimester 1 coursework units (PSYC503, PSYC504, PSYC505 and PSYC506) must be completed prior to undertaking the placement. PSYC507 (Trimester 2) can be completed either before or concurrently with PSYC531.
  • All placements must be approved by the Placement Coordinator at UNE prior to being undertaken in order to ensure they meet the requirements of the registration board.
  • Students are reminded that should any placement arrangements incur any costs (such as travel costs or paying for required supervision when this is not available at the placement site) this is the responsibility of the student.

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Please forward to the Department of Psychology proof of completion of the Working with Children Check, National Police Certificate, and Provisional Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia by The commencement of Trimester 1. Please note, the Course Coordinator will write to the Psychology Board of Australia confirming your enrolment in the program (and eligibility for provisional registration) following your acceptance of your offer of candidature.

Mandatory Intensive Schools

Please be mindful that PSYC507, PSYC512, PSYC525 and PSYC526 have Mandatory Intensive Schools. This means that you must attend all sessions of these Schools. Information about the dates and locations can be found on the Course and Unit Catalogue. These dates will not be altered by UNE.

Clinical Placement

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) includes the completion of three clinical practicums. These placements involve undertaking 1000 placement hours on a site where students undertake supervised psychological practice. Students are under the supervision of a Psychologist who holds general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and who is also a Board-approved supervisor with PsyBA (this supervision is not provided by the University). We would like to take this opportunity to ensure that you are aware of the following relating to the placement:

  • UNE will provide students with offers of field placements necessary to meet the practicum requirements of the course. All Trimester 1 coursework units (PSYC503, PSYC504, PSYC505 and PSYC506) must be completed prior to undertaking the first placement.
  • All placements must be approved by the Placement Coordinator at UNE prior to being undertaken in order to ensure they meet the requirements of the registration board.
  • One of the practicums must be completed with a minimum of 100 hours at the UNE Psychology Clinic
  • Students are reminded that should any placement arrangements incur any costs (such as travel costs or paying for required supervision when this is not available at the placement site) this is the responsibility of the student.
Social Work

Working with Children Checks

To apply for a working with children check please refer to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks

Please read the information relating to requirements for Immunisation and Criminal Record Checks at ClinConnect.

Accreditation and Further information

Further information on Accreditation requirements can be found at on the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) website.

Teaching

Initial Teacher Education Programs

General Information

Programs are structured according to the Subject Content Requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and UNE's degree rules. It is your responsibility to check the accreditation and teacher registration requirements of the state in which you wish to teach.

In NSW, new teachers for whom English is an additional language or dialect are required to achieve minimum levels of English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. If you intend to teach in NSW please visit the NESA website for more information.

Literacy and Numeracy Test

All Initial Teacher Education Students are required to demonstrate prior to graduation that they are in the top 30 per cent of the adult population for personal literacy and numeracy. Your competence in Literacy and Numeracy is assessed by the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students. You are required to sit and pass the test prior to commencing your final professional experience placement. The School of Education has a Moodle support site for the test and you will be able to access this site once you are enrolled. On your first visit to the site, click on the green "enrol me" button to begin.

Teaching Weeks

In order to accommodate periods of professional experience (‘prac’), which need to be arranged when schools and early childhood centres are not on holiday, the School of Education has a different timetable of teaching weeks from the rest of the university. Even though some off-campus students arrange their pracs at different times, the teaching timetable is structured around the dates set aside for ‘no on-campus classes’. See here for more information and consider practicalities carefully before accepting your offer.

Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment

All Initial Teacher Education students from 2018 are required to successfully complete a final-year teaching performance assessment prior to graduation, to demonstrate “classroom readiness”. This assessment is a graduation requirement in addition to the Supervising Teacher’s report against the Graduate Teacher Standards.

Primary Specialisations

All primary Initial Teacher Education students from 2018 are required to achieve a Primary Specialisation as part of their program. Each primary Initial Teacher Education student will nominate ONE primary specialisation from those available in their Program Rules.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Curriculum Units for Teaching Areas

As per your offer letter please see the Curriculum document for the units you will be required to complete as part of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program.

Working with Children Checks

To apply for a working with children check please refer to the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.

Professional Experience

Most UNE teacher education programs have work experience in a school, agency or centre. This is called professional experience and is a compulsory part of the program. Both Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood programs contain professional experience. Depending on your individual circumstances you may need to plan ahead for childcare, leave from work and other factors that could be problematic, for example, if you have to travel to a placement.

Before accepting your offer, please visit the Office for Professional Learning Future Students page. This page will assist you by providing Factors to Consider Before Accepting an Offer of a Place in a UNE Teacher Education Degree and other information about the practicalities of Professional Experience placements. Familiarising yourself with this information is particularly important if you have work or family commitments, or live overseas. You must also familiarise yourself with all Pre-Placement Requirements including Child Protection Awareness Training, Anaphylaxis Training, Working with Children Check (NSW only) and equivalent requirements for other states/territories.

Professional Experience for Masters of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

  • Students must contact the Office for Professional Learning on 02 6773 3898 or submit an email to the Office for Professional Learning through AskUNE as soon as you enrol in the Master of Teaching.
  • Subsequent to the successful completion of EDUC540, in which an Online Professional Experience (practicum) is undertaken, students undertake a 20-day face-to-face practicum in schools alongside EDUC550.

Early Childhood Programs

General information

UNE Early Childhood programs are designed to meet requirements of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and to qualify graduates as four-year trained Early Childhood Teachers. If you are from outside NSW, before accepting your offer you should seek advice from your state or territory accrediting body about requirements for registration as an Early Childhood Teacher in that state or territory.

All Professional Experience must be completed on a full-time basis in ACECQA-approved centre-based settings with a supervising teacher who has a four-year degree qualification.

Teaching Weeks

In order to accommodate periods of professional experience (‘prac’), which need to be arranged when early childhood centres are not on holiday, the School of Education has a different timetable of teaching weeks from the rest of the university. Even though some off-campus students arrange their placements at different times, the teaching timetable is structured around the dates set aside for ‘no on-campus classes’. See here for more information and consider practicalities carefully before accepting your offer.

Professional Experience

Most UNE teacher education programs have work experience in a school, agency or centre. This is called professional experience and is a compulsory part of the program. Both Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood programs contain professional experience. Depending on your individual circumstances you may need to plan ahead for childcare, leave from work and other factors that could be problematic, for example, if you have to travel to a placement.

Before accepting your offer, please visit the Office for Professional Learning Future Students page. This page will assist you by providing Factors to Consider Before Accepting an Offer of a Place in a UNE Teacher Education Degree and other information about the practicalities of Professional Experience placements. Familiarising yourself with this information is particularly important if you have work or family commitments, or live overseas. You must also familiarise yourself with all Pre-Placement Requirements including Child Protection Awareness Training, Anaphylaxis Training, Working with Children Check (NSW only) and equivalent requirements for other states/territories.

Fit for Practice/Inherent Requirements/Informed Consent for all Initial Teacher Education Programs and Early Childhood Programs

Fit for Practice

You should not accept an offer of a place unless you can meet the below “Fit for Practice” requirements, or arrange appropriate support to allow you to meet them.

Candidates entering an initial teacher education or early childhood program will:

  • (a) abide by relevant UNE Rules and Procedures, for example, Student Behavioural Misconduct Rules, and any relevant School of Education Policies, for example, the Professional Experience Policy for professional placements;
  • (b) exercise sound judgement based on cognitive, mental and physical health and be able to respond appropriately to demands of classroom situations;
  • (c) demonstrate personal resilience and persistence to cope and maintain wellbeing under stressful situations;
  • (d) demonstrate satisfactory academic progression prior to professional placement;
  • (e) safeguard the University's integrity and demonstrate duty of care to students/children while engaged in professional experience;
  • (f) show personal maturity to ensure that a professional relationship is established with students/children;
  • (g) communicate to students/children with clarity and in an appropriate manner that relates to their age/profile;
  • (h) possess and model the literacy and numeracy skills expected of teachers in interactions they have within the classroom and broader settings;
  • (i) be able to create, evaluate and reflect on the physical and emotional safety of students/children in a variety of situations and environments; and,
  • (j) be able to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with colleagues and the broader school/early childhood community.

Teacher Education Students who have a disability that may or will prevent them from meeting the above professional experience requirements should contact the Special Needs and Equity Office. Teacher Education Students who have difficulties in meeting some of the above professional experience requirements will be required to contact the Office for Professional Learning to put in place remedial and/or counselling activities through a pro-active approach to improve their teaching practice.