Ready to Teach Primary: Practicum 4E

EDU40005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna


  • 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

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21


EDU20006 - Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2
287.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDUEC - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) OR 287.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDUEC2 - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
EDU20002 - Mathematics in Practice
EDU20006 - Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Primary: Practicum 2
287.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDECP - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) OR 287.50 Credit Points in spk(s): BA-EDECPS - Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
EDU30009 - Mathematics in the Primary Classroom
EDU30063 - Teaching English OR EDU30010 - Teaching Literacy OR EDU30001 - Imagining the World Through Language and Literature



Aims and objectives

This is the final Primary placement unit within the early childhood degree. In this unit, pre-service teachers will undertake a 20 day professional experience placement in a primary school under the supervision of approved mentors. This unit aims to provide pre-service teachers with experience in an appropriate professional setting that will engage them to demonstrate competence against ALL the Australian professional standards for teachers at graduate level. This unit also ensures that pre-service teachers are ‘Ready to Teach’ and meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Graduate Stage.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Construct pedagogical approaches in all areas of the relevant national and/or state or territory primary curriculum and implement curriculum and assessment (both formative and summative) to support learning [APST 5 & 2].
2. Develop lesson plans that reflect an ability to articulate aims, objectives, procedures, outcomes and evaluation practices [APST 1, 2 & 3].
3. Recommend teaching methods to cater for individual differences in children, including children with additional needs and those from cultural and Indigenous backgrounds [APST 1, 2, 3 & 4].
4. Examine and critically evaluate organisational policy and practice within the primary school [APST 7 & 6].
5. Design and implement practical strategies for creating effective and engaging learning environments, developing rapport with children and guiding children’s behaviour [APST 1 & 4].
6. Demonstrate and critically reflect upon teaching performance and professional readiness at an appropriate standard for a graduate teacher [APST 1-7].

Courses with unit

BA-EDECP/BA-EDECPS (SOL) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
BA-EDUEC/EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)