ES626 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum: Professional Experience 1B OR
ES712 Primary Specialist: English & Professional Experience 1B OR
ES713 Primary Specialist: Mathematics & Professional Experience 1B


For Bachelor of Education (Primary)
ES614 Primary Humanities
ES615 Primary Science
ED722 Students with Additional Needs: Professional Experience 2B

For Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
ES622 Secondary Specialisation 2 - Curriculum and Pedagogy
ES623 Secondary Specialisation 2 - Assessment and Reporting
ED722 Students with Additional Needs: Professional Experience 2B

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit focuses on developing your knowledge, understanding and respect for students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their histories, cultures, cultural identity and languages. Through the unit, you will develop knowledge and understanding of students’ social contexts and how they impact on learning. This respectful response to diversity will be addressed from a Christian worldview perspective including from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian communities.

As this unit is attached to a professional experience placement, you will not only learn about how to respond to students’ diverse strengths and learning needs, but you will also develop and apply strategies to support and improve their learning in classroom contexts. You will also develop and apply strategies that promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through educational contexts.

A further component of this unit is to develop your understanding of the need for and approaches to engaging and working with parents/carers, and the role of external professionals and community members for broadening teachers’ professional knowledge and practice in order to support the engagement and learning of diverse students.

The professional experience component of this unit entails a block of 15 consecutive school days in a placement school (primary or secondary respective of the course being completed). Under the supervision of an experienced teacher you will plan for and teach the full class for a substantial part of the time, beginning with a week’s orientation, assisting and team teaching. You will progress to taking a half-day load for the second week and gradually increasing to a full-day load by the end of the subsequent week as negotiated with your supervising teacher based on your progress and performance.

You will attend preparation classes prior to the professional experience placement and a debrief class after its completion. During the placement, your supervising teacher will provide you with advice, support and feedback to support your progress and improve your practices, and will assess your teaching against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. You are required to incorporate digital technologies into your teaching, learning, preparation and assessment practices displaying improving personal proficiency. As you progress through the Professional Experience, you are expected to demonstrate increasing competence and professional growth and become well immersed in school life.

This unit and its professional experience must be undertaken in the same semester as ED722.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2024 (Every Year, Semester 1)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.