Ready to Teach Early Childhood: Practicum 5E

EDU40006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face plus 20 days placement Swinburne online: Fully online plus 20 days placement

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 2

8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

Teaching Period 3

1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


287.5 cp in BA-EDUEC/EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or BA-EDECP/BA-EDECPS (Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary)
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E
Concurrent Requisites

EDU30063 or EDU30010 Teaching English 
EDU30009 Mathematics in the Primary Classroom.




Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers will undertake a 20 day professional experience placement in an early childhood setting (3-5 years preschool program) under the supervision of approved mentors. This unit also ensures that pre-service teachers are ‘Ready to Teach’ and meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. Pre-service teachers will focus their direction towards the role of a teacher in an early childhood setting. This includes more advanced skills and additional knowledge for curriculum decision-making, including assessing children's interests, skills, knowledge and learning. This unit aims to provide pre-service teachers with experience to demonstrate competence against ALL the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST): Graduate Stage.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Assess children’s learning in collaboration with families and children in a variety of ways that lead to a deep and broad basis for planning relevant national and/ or state or territory curriculum that supports further learning [APST 1 – 5].
2. Design, implement and evaluate curriculum that builds on identified long- and short-term, group and individual goals [APST 1 – 5].
3. Investigate and evaluate a range of strategies to encourage children to become confident and involved learners, including developing critical skills of analysis, reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making [APST 1 – 5].
4. Develop teaching strategies that respond to and build on children’s strengths and that take account of diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds [APST 1 – 5].
5. Create rich learning environments inside and outside [APST 1 – 5].
6. Demonstrate teaching performance, responsibility for the curriculum and professional readiness at an appropriate standard for a graduate teacher [APST1-7].

Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education