Undergraduate key dates

Education professional experience dates 2021

Professional Experience dates are not negotiable. Students must attend at the advertised times. If a students have a medical condition or are pregnant, they should contact the relevant Course Coordinator for advice.

Please be aware that some placements overlap with university recess, so students should not book travel at these times.

Primary teaching

Bachelor of Education(Primary), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)(Honours), Bachelor of teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)(Honours)

Course codeCourse namePlacement datesNumber of daysSemesterAdditional information
       EDUC3186Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity K-69 Nov 20 - 4 Dec 20              20Semester 2 20204 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and recess weeks. Click Diversity for more information about Diversity placements.
EDUC2186Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-631 May 21 - 25 Jun 2120Semester 1 20214 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess weeks.
EDUC3186Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity K-68 Nov 21 - 3 Dec 2120Semester 2 20214 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and recess weeks. Click Diversity for more information about Diversity placements.
EDUC4186
OR
EDUC4187

Quality Teaching and Professional Practice K-6

Restricted Enrolment

19 Apr 21 - 25 Jun 2150Semester 1 202110 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and recess weeks.
Enrolment is restricted to eligible students.
EDUC4186
OR
EDUC4187
Quality Teaching and Professional Practice K-612 Jul 21 - 17 Sep 2150Semester 2 202110 week block placement. Includes one week of mid-year recess.

Secondary teaching

Bachelor of Education (Secondary, Bachelor of Teaching - Secondary programs

Course codeCourse namePlacement datesNumber of daysSemesterAdditional information
       EDUC3196Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-12 9 Nov 20 - 4 Dec 20      20    Semester 2 20204 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and recess weeks. 
EDUC2196Quality Teaching & Student Learning 7-1231 May 21 - 25 Jun 2120Semester 1 20214 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess weeks.
EDUC3196Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-128 Nov 21 - 3 Dec 2120Semester 2 20214 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and recess weeks. Click Diversity for more information about Diversity placements.
EDUC4196
OR
EDUC4197
Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-1219 Apr 21 - 25 Jun 2150Semester 1 202110 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess weeks.
Restricted enrolment
EDUC4196
OR
EDUC4197
Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-1012 Jul 21 - 17 Sep 2150Semester 2 202110 week block. Includes one week of mid-year recess.

Special education internship

Course codeCourse namePlacement datesNumber of daysSemesterAdditional information

EDUC4167

Special Education Internship
Placement 1
19 Apr 21 - 14 May 2120Semester 1 2021Restricted Enrolments
Placement 1

4 week block placement. 
 Placement 217 May 21 - 25 Jun 2130Semester 1 2021Placement 2
6 week block placement. Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess weeks
    EDUC4167Special Education Internship - 
Placement 1
12 Jul 21 - 6 Aug 2120Semester 2 2021

Placement 14 week block placement. Includes one week of mid-year recess.

 Placement 29 Aug 21 - 17 Sep 21      30Semester 2 2021Placement 2
6 week block placement.

Early childhood and primary teaching

Bachelor of Education (Early childhood and primary), Bachelor of Teaching (Early childhood and primary)(Honours)

Course codeCourse namePlacement datesNumber of daysSemesterAdditional information
EDUC2066Teaching, Learning and Play in Early Childhood7 May 21 - 4 Jun 21 (5 rolling days) and
7 Jun 21 - 25 Jun 21 (15 days)
20Semester 1 2021EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING (5 rolling days plus 3 week block placement). Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess.
EDUC2186Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-631 May 21 - 25 Jun 2120Semester 1 2021PRIMARY SETTING
4 week block placement
Includes examination weeks and mid-year recess.
EDUC4146
OR
EDUC4147
Early Childhood/ Primary Professional Experience1 Mar 21 - 2 Apr 2125

Semester 1 2021
RESTRICTED ENROLMENT

Placement 1:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING 5 week block placement

  26 Apr 21 - 28 May 2125 

Placement 2:
PRIMARY SETTING
5 week block placement

EDUC4146
OR
EDUC4147
Early Childhood/ Primary Professional Experience12 Jul 21 - 13 Aug 2125Semester 2 2021

Placement 1:
PRIMARY SETTING
5 week block placement
Includes one week of mid-year recess

  30 Aug 21 - 1 Oct 2125 

Placement 2:
EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING
5 week block placement
Includes recess weeks.

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