EPT441 Professional Experience 1 (8)


Professional experience is a foundational requirement of this degree and provides student teachers with the opportunity to develop skills studied in curriculum method and education discipline subjects. In this first placement of 30 days student teachers will explore school practices and develop their knowledge of schools to establish professional abilities in the classroom and professional connections with parents and carers and the wider school and professional community. The practicum is so designed that collaboration and feedback possibilities are scheduled on a daily basis where the Associate Teacher and the student teacher discuss lesson planning, classroom management and teaching practice. Assessment of the practicum is formative, recorded in a portfolio on a daily basis and presented and discussed with students in the middle and at the end of the practicum. The portfolio postings, based on the activities in the weekly study schedule, will provide evidence of the student's commitment to, and progression in developing competence in the seven standards of BOSTES.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT441
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

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Health and PE), Bachelor of Education (TAS), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics) program or as determined by the course coordinator.
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)
EMA441 or EMH441 or EML441 or EML443 or EML445 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT441 or EMT443 or EMT445 or ETL401EPT491 EPT493

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies
  • be able to demonstrate a range of strategies and effective communication skills for managingclassroom environments
  • be able to demonstrate your capacity to work collaboratively
  • be able to apply the models of productive pedagogies and quality teaching
  • be able to design learning experiences
  • be able to demonstrate growth as a teaching professional in relation to the Graduate TeachingStandards
  • be able to successfully completed a school placement (up to 30 days)


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Placement networks
  • Placement preparation
  • Collaboration
  • Reflective Practice
  • School Environment

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 30 days duration. Thirty days professional experience 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.