Teacher Education professional practice
Professional practice is a key component of all education courses. The practical experience provides essential opportunities to connect theory to practice and develop knowledge, dispositions, understandings and competencies of a beginning teacher under the guidance of experienced professionals.
Participation in professional practice will require you to be available on a full-time basis during the scheduled periods throughout your course. You can view the timing of each teaching practice on the Teaching Practice Calendar.
The teaching profession demands the highest professional standards and personal ethics to address responsibility for the education, safety and well being of children in schools. In response, we have developed a set of Professional Practice Rules and Procedures and a Code of Professional Conduct for Pre-service Teachers.
It is important to note that all students require a National Police History Check (not the same as a Police Clearance), and if over 18 years of age, a Working with Children Check before they can participate in professional practice. As these checks take some time it is advisable to complete the applications as soon as you enrol.
The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies South West calendar lists all the periods of professional practice for education courses. It also indicates the general semester schedule including the beginning and end of semester, examination periods and mid-year and mid-semester breaks. The Teaching Practice Calendar indicating courses relevant to this campus will be placed on Blackboard.