EPT442 Professional Experience 2 (8)

Professional experience is a foundational requirement of this degree and provides teacher education students with the opportunity to develop skills studied in curriculum method and education discipline subjects. In this second placement of up to 30 days, teacher education students will explore school practices and develop their knowledge of teaching and learning to establish professional abilities in the classroom and professional connections with parents and carers and the wider school and professional community. The placement is designed so that collaboration and feedback possibilities are scheduled on a regular basis where the supervising teachers and the teacher education student discuss lesson planning, classroom management and teaching practice. Assessment of the placement is formative and discussed with teacher education students in the middle and at the end of the placement. The portfolio provides evidence of the student's commitment to, and progression in developing competence in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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.



Subject Relationships

EPT441 Prerequisite subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies;
  • be able to justify pedagogical decisions;
  • be able to apply a range of strategies and effective communication skills for managing classroom 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; and
  • be able to successfully complete a school placement (up to 30 days).


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.

This subject will involve up to 30 days of supervised professional experience in a primary school setting as required for accreditation.


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Future students

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.