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 designed so that collaboration and feedback possibilities are scheduled on a daily basis where the Supervising Teacher and the Teacher Education Student 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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst 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

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry Bachelor of Education (Health and PE), Bachelor of Education (TAS), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics) program or as determined by the course director.


EMA441 or EMH441 or EML441 or EML443 or EML445 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT410 or EMT441 or EMT443 or EMT445 or EMT447 or ETL401

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies
  • be able to apply a range of strategies and effective communication skills for managingclassroom environments
  • be able to demonstrate their 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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • be able to successfully complete a school placement (up to 30 days)


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

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Thirty days professional experience in a secondary school setting.


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.