If you’re studying to be a teacher, a professional experience placement is a mandatory requirement for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). The structure of the professional experience units can be found in your course guide.
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) requires that you must complete no fewer than 80 professional experience days in undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees and no fewer than 60 professional experience days in graduate (Master) degrees.
During professional experience you must be supervised and assessed by a fully registered teacher against the Australian Professional Standards.
Pre-service teachers must attend the required number of days specified for each Professional Experience Unit as outlined in the course guide. On-campus students must attend placement on dates outlined by Swinburne University of Technology and must abide by the Professional Experience policies as outlined in the Professional Experience handbook.
You’re able to access the Professional Experience handbook via Canvas through the Professional Experience Hub.
As a pre-service teacher, it is mandatory for you to have a Working with Children Check done before commencing your placement.
Have a question?
Contact the education placements team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.