Become a PLaN member and take advantage of the opportunity to gain extra exposure and experience in a learning environment beyond the requirements of your Professional Experience (practicum).
This service learning program will also help to enrich professional understandings and practice of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Teacher Level).
You will need to be available for a dedicated time slot each week for a FULL school term. This must involve a minimum of one hour per week commitment at the School or Early Childhood Centre. The day and time slot of this service is negotiated between the School or Centre and yourself.
To join PLaN, you must be enrolled as an ECU Pre-Service Teacher in either a Bachelor or Masters of Teaching course. As soon as a suitable PLaN partner School or Centre is available, the PLaN Team will be in touch, so please keep an eye out on your ECU email.
Please note: to join PLaN you must also have a valid Working With Children’s Certificate (WWCC) and Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC).
“A great program and a rewarding experience to be hands on with the students throughout the term.”
Thuy Vi, Masters of Teaching (Primary)
No. PLaN is not a Professional Experience. Typically, you will support a small group of students (typically 2-3) in literacy or numeracy programs as designed by the School or Centre you are assigned to.
No. The PLaN team will place you in a suitable partner School or Centre as close as possible to you live.
This may be possible. Please contact the PLaN team and we will endeavour to provide such a placement.
Yes. An ECU Certificate of Participation will be offered for each term of service that you offer and will recognise the number of PLaN service hours.
The School of Centre you are partnered with will design the literacy or numeracy program.
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