Diversity placements

All students enrolled in undergraduate Primary and Secondary programs are expected to undertake one Diversity placement as part of their program of study. This is inbuilt into the third year Quality Teaching, Diversity and Equity professional experience courses.

Diversity placements are intended to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to cope in an environment different to the one they experienced on their first placement.

Third year placements should be outside the local region but within NSW, or alternatively can be Interstate or International. Please note Interstate and International placements have a minimum Grade Point Average requirement of 4.75.

If students have extenuating circumstances and must stay in area the should apply via the Adverse Circumstances process.

Students seeking placement outside their local region will be asked to nominate preferred schools.

Students seeking placements within their local region will NOT be asked for preferences and will be placed by the Professional Experience Unit in a setting dissimilar to their 2nd year placement. Students will be required to travel 30 min to 1 hour from their home.

The procedure for applying for placements will be explained in preparation lectures and the Course Coordinators will make the final decision about all placements.

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.