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Professional practice allows you to participate in a coordinated and extensive practical program in a range of schools and centres enabling you to put theory into practice. Under the guidance of experienced professionals you will develop the knowledge and skills of a beginning teacher in real teaching environments.

Depending on your chosen course, your professional practice may take place in childcare centres, kindergartens, pre-primary, primary or secondary schools. Our ongoing relationships and established partnerships with over 500 schools will allow you to gain this experience in a range of settings including public, private, city or remote schools. You will work with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances.

Our Professional Practice Office will guide and support you through your professional practice program, arranging and coordinating your school and centre placements.

Important information

Your professional practice program will require you to be available on a full-time basis during scheduled periods throughout your course. You can view each course’s program on our calendar web page.

All students require a National Police History Check, and if 18 years of age and over, a Working with Children Check before being able to participate in professional practice. For further information please visit the Clearances web page.

Because of its responsibility for the education, safety and well-being of children in schools, the teaching profession demands the highest professional standards and personal ethics. In response, we have developed a set of 'Professional Practice Rules and Procedures' along with a 'Code of Professional Conduct' for our teaching students.

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