Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This is a professional experience course that contains a 4 week placement.

This course is focused on consolidating students' knowledge and skills in the areas of professional knowledge and professional practice, with a focus on differentiating for students with individual needs, though a diversity placement. A key focus is on gathering evidence aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) to demonstrate a coherent understanding of all elements of the profession, although the emphasis will be on professional practice. This course builds on students experiences with Teach Outreach and the second year placement undertaken in the previous two years of their teacher education program. It helps students to recognise and understand how coursework/research forms the foundation of high quality teaching and assessment practice by connecting what is studied at university and how this is implemented in an educational setting. Students will have the opportunity to engage in the educational community whilst demonstrating an understanding of the workplace context.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement lessons with a focus on differentiation and/or personalised learning for equity and diversity.

2. Engage in critical reflection on their professional practice.

3. Teach using a range of strategies to accommodate students with individual needs and backgrounds (including Indigenous students).

4. Engage in the full life of school or alternative educational setting, including sport, supervision, meetings, exhibitions and any other activities and functions that are applicable to the educational experience.

5. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards through professional experience.


  1. Connections between teacher education, coursework, research and teaching/learning contexts;
  2. Critical pedagogy strategies for responding to students from diverse backgrounds;
  3. Quality Teaching and Assessment - planning and implementing integrated units of work and/or teaching and learning programs;
  4. Engaging collaborative, group and individual learning environments that utilise a variety of teaching and learning strategies including use of technology;
  5. Being a teacher in an educational context to embrace the culture of teaching and learning in the wider educational and/or school community;
  6. Engaging with school and/or educational community;
  7. Professional expectations, responsibilities and ethical conduct;
  8. Developing and maintaining an e-portfolio.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in the following programs:

- Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) [12368];

- Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) [12369];

- Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) [12370];

- Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours) [12371];

- Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) [12372];

- Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) [12373];

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [40107];

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108] and

- have successfully completed 180 units, including EDUC2181, EDUC2196, and

- have successfully completed the first Specialist Studies methods course in each of their selected Teaching Areas.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of LANTITE is required prior to enrolling in final Internship/Placement course (https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/)

Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report 50% *

Portfolio: e-portfolio 50% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Students must attend mandatory lectures that prepare them for the practicum experience. Times and dates of lectures will be available on the Course Blackboard site.


Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.