Professional Experience 1

EDU10023 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 24 hours 20 days placement (150 hours)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21


EDU10020 Understanding Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development + 50 cp
Concurrent requisite
EDU20020 Understanding Behaviour for Classroom Practice 

Aims and objectives

This is the first of three professional experience units of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary). In this unit pre-service teachers will undertake a 20 day professional experience in a secondary school setting under the supervision of approved mentors. Pre-service teachers will involve themselves in the life of the school and reflect on their practice and performance supported by their school mentors and university academic staff. Within this unit pre-service teachers will begin to develop their understanding and competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) appropriate to this course stage. In preparation for this professional experience, pre-service teachers will be introduced to materials relating to pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and policies, relevant to a secondary school setting.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional and caring relationships with education professionals, students and families. [APST Standard 7]
2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of learning experiences. [APST Standards 2 & 3]
3. Discuss curriculum documents and resources in relation to effective teaching and learning. [APST Standards 2, 3 & 5]
4. Act in accordance with the standards, codes and policies relevant to the school setting. [Standards APST 6 & 7]
5. Critically reflect upon teaching and learning experiences, including the role of the learning environment. [APST Standards 1,& 4]