EPT442 Professional Experience 2 (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 second placement of 30 days, student teachers will further explore school dynamics, their own teaching practice and develop their knowledge of schools to start consolidating 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: EPT442. 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

It is a requirement that one of the following subjects must be completed prior to entry or concurrently enrolled in: EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Arts: EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society & Environment; EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English; EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama; EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics; EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: PDHPE; EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science; EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: IT; EMT445 Curriculum Method: Design and Technology; EMT446 Curriculum Method: Technologies; or, ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to design and implement classroom lessons
  • be able to discuss the nature and implications of curriculum
  • be able to justify your pedagogical decisions
  • be able to incorporate issues of environmental sustainability, Information and Communication Technologies and multiliteracies in the classroom
  • be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal engagement with professional stakeholders
  • be able to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Mapping personal and Professional attributes
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • Planning and Programming Inclusive Classroom Practice
  • The Ethics of Teaching

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.



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.