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Before Professional Experience

Legal requirements

All prospective Pre-Service Teachers must not have a criminal record and before being able to participate in Professional Experience, all students over the age of 18 must supply ECU with evidence of the following two current history checks:

  • Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC); and
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC).

ECU retains responsibility for all liaison with schools in the placement of students on Professional Experience.

Please note that the NCCHC is not the same as a State or Federal police clearance. Further information and applications are available from the Department of Education WA website.

COVID 19 Health Directions

Vaccination requirements in schools have been removed (as of 10 June 2022).

The State Government has updated WA’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, based on public health advice from Western Australia’s Chief Health Officer. You can find out more about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines at the Healthy WA website.

Proof of vaccination or exemption is no longer required to work, volunteer or provide services in a school or education site. Pre-Service Teachers on placement must still follow vaccination requirements in their school setting. Pre-Service Teachers are encouraged to wear a mask where physical distancing is not possible however masks are not mandatory.

COVID-19 safe measures continue in schools to help keep ECU’s students, your family, your school and your community safe.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you will need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They are not something you need to get into the course, but they will be developed and assessed throughout your course. These skills and abilities are integral to your success in your career when you graduate. (See more about the inherent requirements).

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