75% of non-professional experience course units

PR933.500 Professional Practice: Teaching Primary (25 days)

National Literacy and Numeracy Test (recorded as NLTEST and NNTEST on College transcript)


ED923.506 Information Communications Technology and Design
ES912.506 Primary Health and Physical Education
ES913.506 Primary Arts
ES916.506 Primary Literacy OR ES917.506 Primary Numeracy

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

During the school-based learning experiences, pre-service teachers will demonstrate a responsive and responsible approach to professional practice and satisfactory completion of Professional Experience placements and debriefings. They will reflect on the role and responsibility of a teacher, demonstrating Christian values and principles and a professional manner with students, colleagues and the school community, in alignment with the Codes of Ethics and Conduct.

The third and final professional experience is a block of 30 consecutive days in a primary school, and is during the second semester of the second year. The aim for this teaching block is for pre-service teachers to operate as independent yet supervised teachers. The pre-service teachers will ideally move quickly through a team teaching model with the Mentor Teacher and have full control of the class learning environment for at least the final two weeks.

In this experience students are required to demonstrate that they are ‘ready to teach’ by satisfactorily meeting all the Standards for Graduating Teachers and demonstrating expert content and pedagogical content knowledge in their chosen English or Mathematics primary specialisation and demonstrating highly effective teaching in this area. The College in consultation with the Mentor Teacher will make the final determination of the student’s capacities.

Mentor Teachers will provide advice and support for the pre-service teachers and will assess their teaching against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. As pre-service teachers progress through the Professional Experience, they are expected to demonstrate increasing competence and professional growth. They will seek, reflect on and apply constructive feedback from supervisors and teachers in order to improve their teaching practices. Through this professional experience you will focus on developing a reflective practice in order to improve classroom practices. On campus classes will introduce the teaching performance assessment. During your placement you will reflect on and evaluate your practices and their impact on students, and your progress towards the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level.

All pre-service teachers are to become well immersed with school life. Pre-service teachers are required to incorporate digital technologies in their teaching, learning and administration practices displaying improving personal proficiency.

Successful completion of all Professional Experiences is essential to gaining the award of Master of Teaching (Primary).

Pre-service teachers will have a Working with Children check before they commence Professional Experience.

This unit is to be completed in a student’s final semester.


Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)
Face to face: (Every Year, Semester 2)

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.