EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context (8)

This subject gives the student the opportunity to commence the exploration of a relationship(s) between practical and disciplinary knowledge of teaching. The student is required to successfully complete a professional experience program of up to 20 days (as required by accreditation requirements and approved by the Course Director). The student will engage with issues of teaching and learning, classroom and behaviour management, planning and assessment. There is a clear expectation that the student will ensure her/his developing understandings of appropriate curriculum, adolescence and social justice issues are reflected in the teaching programs undertaken in the school context.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT241. 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

Enrolment to this subject is restricted to:

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary),
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and PE),
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education students and
  • as approved by Course Co-ordinator.

Not available to students who have completed EPT207, EPT123, EPT113.


LIT101 or ( EMA441 or EMH441 or EML441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 )

Subject Relationships

EPT123 Rendered incompatible by professional experience requirements.
EMR441 Prerequisite
EMS441 Prerequisite
EML441 Prerequisite
EMM441 Prerequisite
EMH441 Prerequisite
EMA441 Prerequisite
EML443 Prerequisite
EMT445 Prerequisite
EPT113 Rendered incompatible by professional experience requirements.

Incompatible Subjects

EPT113, EPT123, EPT207

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate quality communication skills essential for managing student learning, learning environments and professional relationships;
  • be able to demonstrate their developing awareness of a range of effective teaching strategies to cater for the diverse needs of adolescent learners;
  • be able to plan, implement and assess student learning in a sequence of lessons that will cater for students' learning needs;
  • have successfully completed an professional experience placement of up to 20 days (as required for accreditation and approved by the Course Director);
  • be able to critically reflect on their development as a teacher and establish learning goals for professional experience placements;
  • be able to establish a framework for the development of a teaching/learning portfolio; and
  • be able to demonstrate progress towards achieving the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The collaborative nature of teacher's work
  • The complex and diverse nature of school and other educational settings
  • Lesson planning using quality teaching pedagogical and assessment frameworks
  • Communication
  • Reflective practice and portfolio development
  • Ethical practice and professional responsibilities
  • Placement requirements and expectations
  • Managing learning environments including risk management
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 20 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

A professional experience placement of up to 20 days (as required for accreditation and approved by the Course Director) in a secondary school setting. 


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.