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LocationDomesticInternational
OnlineSession 1
Study Period 6
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Unit description

Prepares future teachers to participate effectively as casual teachers in a variety of educational settings with a diverse range of students. A portfolio of resources will be developed.

Unit content

Topic 1: The world of the casual teacher
Topic 2: Preparing for teaching as a casual
Topic 3: Building resilience and a career as a casual teacher
Topic 4: Teaching resources and classroom management for casuals teaching
Topic 5: Achieving Proficient Level accreditation as a casual teacher

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse the role of the casual teacher in schools through reference to statutory regulations, industry guidelines, government data and professional literature related to casual teaching Intellectual rigour
2appraise and compare the various casual teaching options available including the ‘casual by choice’ career in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settingsLifelong learning
3formulate strategies for securing casual teaching in a range of settings and plan for ongoing professional development and accreditation Lifelong learning
4develop strategies to build professional resilience Lifelong learning
5link classroom management knowledge to specific needs of the casual teaching roleLifelong learning
6create a portfolio of practical resources in preparation for casual teaching in varied settingsCreativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the role of the casual teacher in schools through reference to statutory regulations, industry guidelines, government data and professional literature related to casual teaching
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. appraise and compare the various casual teaching options available including the ‘casual by choice’ career in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary settings
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. formulate strategies for securing casual teaching in a range of settings and plan for ongoing professional development and accreditation
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. develop strategies to build professional resilience
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. link classroom management knowledge to specific needs of the casual teaching role
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. create a portfolio of practical resources in preparation for casual teaching in varied settings
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 4 hours (5 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Journal40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Journal40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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