EPT432 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 develop their knowledge of schools and professional associations and to establish a professional ability in the classroom. Collaboration and feedback possibilities are scheduled on a daily basis where the Associate Teacher and the student teacher discuss lesson planning, classroom management and teaching practice. Assessment of the practicum is formative, recorded 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 seven standards of ESA.

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: EPT432. 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

For students to be eligible to attend EPT432 Professional Experience 1, they must have already completed or be concurrently enrolled in EML439 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the primary years.


EML440 and ( EMM209 or EMM410 ) and ( EMH419 or EMA410 or EMS406 )

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies
  • be able to demonstrate a range of strategies and effective communication skills for managingclassroom environments
  • be able to demonstrate your 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
  • be able to successfully complete a 30 day school placement


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Preparing for teaching placement
  • The collaborative nature of teachers' work
  • Teaching placement experiences and practices
  • Teaching Frameworks
  • Reflective Practice
  • Developing a teacher portfolio

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

30 days professional experience in a primary 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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.