EPT508 Professional Experience Research (8)

In this subject, students will undertake the second of two 30 day professional experience placements. The total number of days will be supplemented by observation days completed online through a program of classroom observation conducted digitally and associated with the subject EED408 Successful Teaching. Professional Experience placements will  be assessed according to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.  Students will be required to undertake an appropriate research project portfolio that will link with research the student is undertaking in other education subjects. 

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT508. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Master of Teaching (Primary) degree.

Students who have completed EPT442 and or EPT433 cannot enrol in this subject.


EPT441 or EPT432

Subject Relationships

EPT433 This subject has shared content
EPT442 This subject has shared content

Incompatible Subjects

EPT433, EPT442

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to consolidate their first and/or second curriculum methods;
  • be able to explain the nature and implications of curriculum planning;
  • be able to develop teaching and learning strategies;
  • be able to incorporate issues of environmental sustainability, Information Communication Technologies, and multiliteracies in the classroom;
  • be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal engagement; and
  • be able to utilise research findings


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Mapping personal and professional attributes
  • Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • Curriculum integration
  • Connecting research to practice
  • Mapping research study to actual practice

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

30 days professional experience in a primary or 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.