Teaching in Australian Schools

EDU30016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


237.5 cp from BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
EDU30015 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P.

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with an overview of the cultures and practices of primary schools in Australia – both government and independent schools. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with state and national curriculum documents and the contexts of learning in Australian schools. They will compare policies and practices within different states and other national systems. The teaching profession will also be examined, looking at the workforce and issues confronting the profession.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine and critically evaluate policy and practice in government and independent schools.
2. Consider and compare state and national curriculum documentation.
3. Investigate and reflect upon the roles and responsibilities of teachers at various stages of the profession including an understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
4. Engage in collaborative professional learning and practice.
5. Critically consider issues confronting the teaching profession, including professional ethical and legislative responsibilities, working with parents and carers and engaging with professional and community networks.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education