Unit description

Assists final year education students develop a sense of professional identity to support their transition to the professional world of teaching. Through a student-focused strategy of critical reflection and consolidation, students synthesise the knowledge, skills and attitudes they have acquired throughout their course and present their learning through practical contexts that will also be of benefit in their life long learning journey.

Unit content

Establish a personal professional identity and professional teaching portfolio

Professional ethics and values standards in the teaching profession

Seeking employment as a teaching professional

  • Writing an cover/application letter and curriculum vitae
  • Preparing for a professional interview; supporting evidence
  • Teaching opportunities in Australia and internationally

Graduate stories

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees


Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.