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Professional Experience 3 (Ready to Teach)

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU80021

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

About this unit

In this unit, pre-service teachers will undertake a 20 day professional experience in a secondary school setting under the supervision of approved mentors. Pre-service teachers will involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance, supported by their in school mentor and university academic staff. Within this unit, pre-service teachers must demonstrate that they are ready to teach within a secondary school. Pre-service teachers will be required to demonstrate competence against all elements of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Graduate stage. This is a requirement of graduation.


Type: Secondary School

Year Level: Year 7 to Year 12

Duration: 20 days

Minimum Attendance: 7.5 hours per day excluding breaks


  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 1–7 (Graduate)
  • Engagement in a professional experience under the guidance of a professionally qualified mentor teacher
  • Understanding and supporting student diversity
  • Assessment, feedback and reporting
  • Developing collaborative working practices
  • Critical reflection of teaching performance
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Working with families and the wider community
  • Professional organisations and networking
  • Teacher registration
  • Code of Conduct
  • Code of Ethics
  • Completing the e-Portfolio
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Completing the GTPA Preparation Assessment
  • Completing the GTPA Portfolio Assessment

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