8 x 1-hour lectures per semester
5 x 1-day field placements per semester
1 Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1b Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1c Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
2 EDUC1120 - Teaching and Educational Contexts
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c) and 2)
Placement; Lecture attendance.
Topic description

This topic will prepare students for their professional experiences. It will introduce the expectations of professional behaviour for the teaching profession, including legal and ethical responsibilities. Students will be introduced to the expectations for their behaviour and learning during their professional experiences. This lecture series is an essential pre-requisite for placement in school and centre settings. The community placement involves 5 single day visits and offers the opportunity for student teachers to make links between theory, practice, workplace and university learning.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • To introduce the professional experience program, its requirements and expectations
  • To explain the professional expectations of teachers, including legal and ethical responsibilities
  • To support the transitioning from student to teaching professional, and
  • To establish understandings that will lead to successful professional experiences
  • Work collaboratively with children and practicing early childhood educators on a project identified by the centre or school
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the professional experience program and its requirements
  2. Recognise the legal and ethical responsibilities they will assume as they enter the teaching profession
  3. Transition from the role of student to that of teaching professional
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the many factors that will contribute to successful professional experiences

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.