EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context (8)


This subject gives the student the opportunity to commence the exploration of a relationship(s) between practical and disciplinary knowledge of teaching. The student is required to successfully complete a professional experience program of up to 20 days (as required by accreditation requirements and approved by the Course Director). The student will engage with issues of teaching and learning, behaviour management, planning and assessment, while working closely with a peer. There is a clear expectation that the student will ensure her/his developing understandings of appropriate curriculum, adolescence and social justice issues are reflected in the teaching programs undertaken in the school context.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT241
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students and as approved by Course Co-ordinator. Not available to students who have completed EPT207.
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
EMA441 or EML441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMT445 or EMT446EPT207

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify personal and professional objectives upon which they will focus in this placement;
  • be able to demonstrate quality communication skills essential for managing student learning and professional relationships;
  • be able to demonstrate their developing awareness of a range of effective teaching strategies to cater for the diverse needs of adolescent learners;
  • be able to plan, implement and assess student learning in a sequence of lessons that will cater for students' learning needs;
  • have successfully completed an professional experience placement of up to 20 days (as required for accreditation and approved by the Course Director);
  • be able to critically reflect on their development as a teacher and establish learning goals for subsequent professional experience programs;
  • be able to establish a framework for the development of a teaching/learning portfolio.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The collaborative nature of teacher's work ;
  • The complex and diverse nature of school and community settings;
  • Planning a teaching program using quality teaching pedagogical and assessment frameworks;
  • Review of professional and ethical behaviour;
  • Planning professional pathways.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. A professional experience placement of up to 20 days (as required for accreditation and approved by the Course Director) in a secondary school setting. 


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.