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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 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 undergraduate primary and secondary teacher education students in their final core English/Literacy curriculum course.

Value: ALEA membership (student or teacher)

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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 5293 Early Childhood Professional Experience and Reflection (Inquiry into Practice.
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 5294 Reflexive Practice and Professional Experience 2: Inquiry into Practice.
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 5294 Reflexive Practice and Professional Experience 2: Inquiry into Practice.
Value: $500

Credit Union SA Preschool Professional Experience Prize

Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the 4 year ECE initial teacher education program for superior performance in the preschool placement course and excellent overall performance in the program.
Value: $500

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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 of age. A candidate for the award will be nominated by the Program Director of the 4 year ECE initial teacher education program, for presentation by UniSA Education Futures in the following year. The prize will be awarded to the student who has:
- upon completion of the program, achieved the highest level of academic merit (based on final GPA), and
- successfully completed Professional Experience placements in both child care and preschool settings (birth to five years), required as part of undertaking the early childhood education degree program.

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 honor of Lillian de Lissa and her work in establishing kindergartens and early childhood teacher education in South Australia. The purpose of the award is to support a newly qualified early childhood teacher at the commencement of her/his professional career.
Value: $500

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Early Childhood Australia (SA Branch) Prize

The award is presented to a student graduating from the 4 year ECE initial teacher education program for excellence and commitment to the care and education of young children.
Value: Ordinary Membership of Early Childhood Australia for one year

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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).

The prize is for the student who obtains the highest mark in the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) Assessment.

Value: $500

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Lydia Longmore Memorial Award

Awarded to the final year student in the 4 year ECE initial teacher education program 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

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Maria Lane Aboriginal Education Prize

The Prize is sponsored by The Australian Federation of University Women – South Australia (AFUW-SA) Inc. Trust Fund.  The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust sponsor a range of awards annually to assist women who are undertaking tertiary education at South Australian universities.

Maria Lane was an inspirational role model at the University of South Australia for over ten years encouraging Aboriginal women to enter university.

The Maria Lane Aboriginal Education Prize will be awarded to an Aboriginal education student who has demonstrated commitment to academic studies and progress towards becoming a teacher.

The eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) (LHEC, MHEC)
  • Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) (LHPE, MHPE)
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours) (LHSE)
  • Bachelor of Education (MBET)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Design and Technologies) / Bachelor of Education (Secondary Food and Textiles Technology) (LBSY)

The prize recognises academic achievement and provides encouragement for recipients to complete their degree.

Value: Each prize is valued at $1,000 and one will be awarded annually

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Primary English Teaching Association Australia 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 Australia Undergraduate Prize

The prize is available annually for outstanding pre-service primary education English graduates enrolled in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours). 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.

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SASTA Prize for Outstanding Pre-service Science Educator

Three prizes are available with one to be awarded annually in each of the following programs:

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)
Master of Teaching (Secondary) SCI-MMET

To be considered for the award‚ students must have completed either EDUC 4221 Critical and Contemporary Mathematics/Science Education (with a specialism in Science) OR EDUC 5197 Science for Secondary Teaching 1 to a standard that the selection panel considers exceptional.

Value: The registration fee for attendance at the SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference. One year's membership of SASTA; and a certificate of award.

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