Professional Experience 1

EDU10023 12.5 Credit Points External Venue, Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours 20 days placement (150 hours)

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


50 credit points
EDU10020 Understanding Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development

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. 
2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of learning experiences. 
3. Discuss curriculum documents and resources in relation to effective teaching and learning. 
4. Act in accordance with the standards, codes and policies relevant to the school setting. 
5. Critically reflect upon teaching and learning experiences, including the role of the learning environment.