EPT441 Professional Experience 1 (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 first 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.

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

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Master of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry Bachelor of Education (Health and PE), Bachelor of Education (TAS), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics) program or as determined by the course director.


EMA441 or EMH441 or EML441 or EML443 or EML445 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT410 or EMT441 or EMT443 or EMT445 or EMT447 or ETL401

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:
  • Placement networks
  • Placement preparation
  • Collaboration
  • Reflective Practice
  • School Environment

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT441 in Session 2 2019. 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 %
Assessment 1 professional smart learning goals
Assessment 2 professional experience report
Asessment 3 professional teaching portfolio

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Thirty days professional experience in a secondary school setting.

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.