EPT328 Professional Experience 4 Extended Placement: Early Childhood and Primary (8)

This subject provides students in their final year of the course the opportunity to demonstrate their self-sufficiency and independence as critically reflective professional teachers of children from birth  12 years of age. Students will undertake two 5-week blocks of professional experience across this continuum of educational setting. They will participate in learning experiences that require them to observe and interact with children, design learning tasks, assess, evaluate and reflect on their teaching and the contribution of this experience to their professional growth.  

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT328. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education


EPT221 and EMA117 and EMA210 and EMH205 and EML106 and EPT127 and EML306 and EML447 and EMM106 and EMR207 and EMS207 and EMM209

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use diagnostic, formative and summative assessment to inform teaching and learning design in the primary classroom and to provide feedback to students and relevant staff to improve learning outcomes;
  • be able to evaluate learning plans through authentic annotations and amendments to plans following the implementation of each learning experience;
  • be able to build professional relationships with children and interpersonal engagement with professional stakeholders within the learning context; and,
  • be able to develop a situational analysis of both the Early Childhood and Primary School contexts, including descriptive observations and analysis of children, staff and the environment to inform practice and learning design; and,
  • be able to reflect on their professional development through the compilation of a teaching portfolio demonstrating their achivement of the Australian Professional Teaching Standards at graduate level.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding children's learning needs
  • Assessment for learning
  • Planning effective pedagogy
  • Managing a diverse learning environment
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Reflection and evaluation for improved learning
  • Mini Action Research Project
  • Planning an Interdisciplinary Unit of Learning
  • K- 6 Extended professional experience
  • Planning a Learning Centre using a Transdisciplinary Approach
  • Planning a Learning Centre using a Transdisciplinary Approach

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 50 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will undertake two 5-week blocks of mentored professional experience. One will be in a 0-5 setting (25 days) and one in a K-6 school setting (25 days) during term 3 (and maybe 4).


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.