12 x 1-hour lectures per semester
1 x 5-day field placement once-only
1 EDUC2425 - Professional Experience: Year 2B (Primary R-7)
2 18 units of EDUC topics
3 72 units of study
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2 and 3)
Course context

Available to students enrolled in both EDUC3529 and EDUC3641 in the same calendar year.

Topic description

This topic will prepare students for their first block of sustained teaching practice in professional experience. Students will also observe in the classroom and work with their mentor teacher in preparation for the 4-week teaching block in semester two.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Ensure the students understand the legal and professional requirements of teachers and of them as pre-service teachers when they undertake professional experiences
  • Help the students plan for effective learning about teaching while undertaking professional experiences over a sustained period of time (4 weeks)
  • Ensure that the students understand the most significant aspects of their behaviours and performance in the classroom while practising the art of teaching
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Interact appropriately with all members of a school community
  2. Practise assuming the role of the teacher with the guidance of a registered teacher
  3. Assume responsibility for working with and teaching groups of children within the classroom and with the guidance of a registered teacher
  4. Plan for, prepare for and manage learning experiences for a whole class with the support and guidance of the class teacher

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.