EPT432 Professional Experience 1 (8)

This subject will enable teacher education students to integrate their knowledge and skills as emerging professionals as they prepare for and complete up to 30 professional experience placement days. This experience will provide teacher education students with an opportunity to observe, discuss, undertake, and reflect on the work of secondary school teachers. In preparation for the placement, this subject will explore the professional communication skills required for fostering positive educational partnerships with young people and families within local communities.

The placement is designed so that opportunities for collaboration and feedback are scheduled on a regular basis, with the supervising teacher and the teacher education student discussing lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching practice. This feedback is designed to be formative and details about progress should be discussed at the middle and end of the placement. The final placement report then forms one of the summative tasks within this subject. The development of a portfolio provides evidence of the student's commitment to, and progression in developing competence in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

The first placement subject should not be before the eighth subject studied in the course. On commencing the first placement, students should have completed a minimum of the first four subjects in the course and be in enrolled in three other subjects in the same session as EPT432.


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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies;
  • 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:
  • Preparing for teaching placement
  • The collaborative nature of teachers' work
  • Teaching placement experiences and practices
  • Teaching Frameworks
  • Reflective Practice
  • Developing a teacher portfolio

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT432 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Professional experience smart goals
Professional experience report
Professional teaching portfolio

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.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.