1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1a Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1b Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1c Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1d Admission into BEDSSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary Schooling), Bachelor of Languages
1e Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1f Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1g Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1h Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1i Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1j Admission into BAESP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Secondary) Pathway)
1k Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1l Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1m Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2 4.5 units of any first level Education topic
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m) and 2)
Lecture attendance.
Topic description

This topic will prepare pre-service teachers for their initial professional experience participation days in Year 2 of their degree. It will introduce the expectations of professional behaviour for the teaching profession, including legal and ethical responsibilities. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to the expectations for their behaviour and learning during the days of their professional experiences. This lecture series is an essential pre-requisite for placement in school settings.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce the professional experience program, its requirements and expectations
  • Explain the professional expectations of teachers, including legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Support the transitioning from student to teaching professional
  • Establish understandings that will lead to successful professional experiences
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. Demonstrate recognition of the legal and ethical responsibilities they will assume as they enter the teaching profession
  3. Demonstrate understanding the transition from the role of student to that of a teaching professional

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.

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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.