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Supervised Professional Experience 2

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU70012

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 12 hours of theory study per week plus 20 days of placement

About this unit

In this unit, students undertake a professional practicum in an Australian primary school or other education agency under the supervision of a registered teacher. They develop knowledge and capability in the teaching of literacy and numeracy. Students involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance in discussion with their school supervisor and university staff. They observe a variety of classes at different levels. At the discretion of their supervisor, students may engage in one-to-one coaching or small group work before taking responsibility for a full class.

By the conclusion of the practicum they demonstrate the ability to take a full class in a variety of curriculum areas. In preparation for their placement in schools, students participate in tutorials focusing on the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the primary school. They observe a variety of classes at different levels. Lesson plans and other documentation contribute to the assessment for this subject.


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Type: Primary School or Middle-Upper Primary School
Year Level: 5–12 years of age / Foundation to Year 6
Duration: 20 days
Minimum Attendance: 35 hours per week or 7 hours per day


  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) focus areas 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3 are explicitly taught, practiced and assessed in this unit.
  • Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher
  • Curriculum documentation
  • Assessment practices and their relationship to effective learning
  • Lesson and unit planning
  • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with students and other professionals
  • Using reflection as a tool for improvement
  • Setting goals for teaching and learning
  • Modify the learning environment to enhance safety and learning
  • Teaching resources including ICT
  • Effective communication
  • A range of teaching strategies that support students’ learning
  • Strategies for supporting students’ learning, well-being and safety, including policy and legislative requirements
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Stage)
  • Building on e-Portfolios