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Please note: Prizes and Awards are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award

 

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Aboriginal Pathway Program Prize

The Aboriginal Pathway Program Prize will be awarded to students attending either an Adelaide metropolitan campus or Mt Gambier campus who are undertaking the first year of study with UniSA College.

The prize will be awarded to the student who has completed their first year of study and achieved the highest cumulative Grade Point Average at the end of the academic year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Commencing students enrolled in the Aboriginal Pathway Program.
  • Minimum GPA of 5.5 after completing 18 units of study.
  • Studying at the Adelaide metro campus and/or Mt Gambier campus.
  • Preference is given to full time student‚ however part time students will be considered.

Value: $500


Australian College of Education (SA Chapter) Prize - The Tappa Tangka Manninendi Medal

Awarded to the best Indigenous student.
Value: $500 and a medal

Australian Literacy Educators' Association University Prize

ALEA provides leadership and support for teachers in understanding the complex range of literacies.   It provides opportunities for professional development, promotes research in the classroom, and supports parents, caregivers and the community in understanding literacy issues.   The prize, an ALEA membership for one year, is intended to recognise outstanding teacher education students in their final core English/Literacy curriculum course.
Value: ALEA memberships (student or teacher)

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) Prize

Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance in the program and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5189 Professional Experience and Reflection 3: Early Childhood Teacher as Inquirer.
Value: $500

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Primary) Prize

Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Primary) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance in the program and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5190 Professional Experience and Reflection 3: Teacher as Inquirer.
Value: $500

Credit Union SA Excellence in Master of Teaching (Secondary) Prize

Awarded annually for meritorious achievement in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to the final year student achieving the best overall performance and in the final professional experience course, EDUC 5190 Professional Experience and Reflection 3 : Teacher as Inquirer.
Value: $500

Credit Union SA Preschool Professional Experience Prize

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) for superior performance in the course EDUC 2062 Professional Experience 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy and excellent overall performance in the program.
Value: $500

David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Encouragement Prize

This is an encouragement prize given to a David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship applicant who strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000

David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize

The David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize will be awarded to a David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship applicant who is unsuccessful for the scholarship‚ but strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000. Recipients' will receive two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates.

David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize

The David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize will be awarded to a David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship applicant who is unsuccessful for the scholarship‚ but strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000. Recipients' will receive two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates.


David Pank UniSA-PAL Encouragement Prize

This is an encouragement prize given to a David Pank UniSA-PAL Scholarship applicant who strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000


de Lissa Early Childhood Prize

The University has established the de Lissa Early Childhood fund to support a prize to acknowledge the most outstanding undergraduate student who has completed an early childhood education degree program (or specialization) in the preceding calendar year and who has also successfully completed Professional Experience placements in both child care and preschool settings for children aged between birth and five years.

The fund has been made possible by the generosity of The de Lissa Association of Early Childhood Graduates Inc. Following the formal closure of the Association in 2011, the prize will be named in honour of Lillian de Lissa and her work in establishing kindergartens and early childhood teacher education in South Australia.
Value: $500


Early Childhood Australia (SA Branch) Prize

The award is presented to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) for excellence and commitment to the care and education of young children.
Value: Ordinary Membership of Early Childhood Australia for one year


Jane Harper Research Prize

Through the generosity of Ardelle Young‚ an annual research prize was established to honour the late Associate Professor Jane Harper.
The prize is open to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or Master of Teaching (Primary and Middle) or Master of Teaching (Primary).
The prize is for the student who obtains the highest mark in the course Curriculum Specialisation (EDUC5250).
Value: $500 and certificate

Lydia Longmore Memorial Award

Awarded to the final year student in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education who has completed the most outstanding junior primary teaching practicum and has achieved high academic results over the four years of the program.
Value: $500


Primary English Teaching Association Australia University Postgraduate Prize

The prize is available annually for an outstanding pre-service primary education English graduate enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary). The prize is awarded on the basis of the highest marks in an English language course and consists of a digital membership of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for one year.
Value: Digital membership of PETAA for one year and Certificate


Primary English Teaching Association University Australia Undergraduate Prize

The prize is available annually for outstanding pre-service primary education English graduates enrolled either in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or in the Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle). The prize is awarded on the basis of the highest marks in an English language course and consists of a digital membership of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia for one year.
Value: Digital membership of PETAA for one year and Certificate.


SASTA Prize for Outstanding Pre-service Science Educator

Awarded annually to students enrolled in Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Primary & Middle) or Master of Teaching (Secondary).
Value: The registration fee for attendance at the SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference. One year's membership of SASTA; and a certificate of award.

Sheila Bailey Early Childhood Education Prize

Sheila Bailey has generously provided the Sheila Bailey Early Childhood Education Prize‚ which is open to South Australian students whose home is defined as Outer Regional Australia, Remote Australia, Very Remote Australia, or other locality that is clearly based in the regions and who have had to relocate to Adelaide in order to undertake their university program. Eligible students must be are enrolled in the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program. The $1‚000 prize is awarded on the basis of grade point average on completion of the first year of the program‚ and will assist with educational costs.
Value: $1,000

UniSA Education Futures Staff Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence - Postgraduate

This Award has been established in memory of former colleagues who have passed away while working in the UniSA Education Futures. The award is offered annually to one high achieving postgraduate student in a pre-service teaching program who demonstrates excellent communication skills, leadership potential and community involvement, and has a strong vision for the education profession. The award is to assist the recipient in achieving their professional goals.

One postgraduate recipient will be selected from students who have completed the first year of the Master of Teaching program (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary specialisations).

The recipient will be selected on the basis of:
1. academic merit as judged by program grade point average (GPA) at the end of the first year of the Master of Teaching program; and
2. successful completion of all Professional Experience placements in the program and outstanding performance in the final professional experience course EDUC5221 or EDUC5222 Professional Experience and Reflection 2; and
3. a one-page written statement detailing their career objectives and how the Award will assist in achieving their goals. They should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, leadership potential, community involvement and a vision for the education profession.

The recipient must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Value: $2,500

UniSA Education Futures Staff Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence - Undergraduate

This Award has been established in memory of former colleagues who have passed away while working in the UniSA Education Futures. The award is offered annually to one high achieving undergraduate student in a pre-service teaching program who demonstrates excellent communication skills, leadership potential and community involvement, and has a strong vision for the education profession. The award is to assist the recipient in achieving their professional goals.

One undergraduate recipient will be selected from students enrolled in the third year of either the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary, or Primary and Middle specialisations) or the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Design & Technology/Food & Textile Technologies).

The recipient will be selected on the basis of:
1. academic merit as judged by program grade point average (GPA) at the completion of the third year of the Bachelor of Education program; and
2. successful completion of all Professional Experience placements in the program and outstanding performance in the final professional experience course EDUC3061 Professional Experience 3; and
3. a one-page written statement detailing their career objectives and how the Award will assist in achieving their goals. They should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, leadership potential, community involvement and a vision for the education profession.
The recipient must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Value: $2,500

Teachers Mutual Bank

Awarded annually to the highest performing final year Education student who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Value: $500