EPT123 Implementing Professional Knowledge in TAS Classrooms (8)


The principal space for learning in this subject will be the 20 day professional experience placement. This will include time for observation and practice of teaching. Daily support, supervision and guidance will be provided by an associate teacher from the school in which a pre-service teacher has been placed, and a university appointed liaison officer will make periodic contact for further advice and support. Important preparation will take place before the professional experience addressing at an introductory level critical issues regarding working in schools, and teaching and learning. These include the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, codes of conduct, child protection requirements, anaphylaxis training, classroom management, and lesson planning. Work Health and Safety (WHS) and risk management in the project-based technology teaching environment will also be a focus. To help bring all of these aspects of teaching and learning together, pre-service teachers will construct a portfolio of evidence in relation to the graduate level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. This portfolio will continue to be developed as pre-service teachers progress through the degree program, and will serve as a useful base for providing evidence of meeting the proficient teacher standards once they are employed as teachers.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT123
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Students who have completed EPI305 should not enrol in EPT123
Prerequisite(s)Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to plan and implement lessons;
  • be able to outline risk management and other WHS procedures for lessons in their specialisation;
  • be able to demonstrate beginning capabilities in managing students in TAS teaching environments;
  • be able to explain and respond to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards;
  • have successfully completed 20 days of professional experience placement; and
  • be able to reflect on their development as a teacher and establish learning goals for subsequent professional placements.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Risk management, Child Protection, emergency care and anaphylaxis training.
  • Lesson planning and teaching in workshop and other practical environments.
  • Managing a diverse range of adolescents in practical environments.
  • Professional teacher knowledge and capability: The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • Developing a portfolio of evidence of developing teaching practice.
  • Reflecting on teaching and professional learning needs.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Professional experience placement in a secondary school Technology Faculty of up to 20 days, as required for accreditation.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.