Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on knowledge and skills developed in Professional Experience I and II through a further classroom teaching experience as well as through the development of an understanding of what it means to be an effective and competent teacher. The New South Wales Quality Teaching Framework (QTF) underpins this unit. Students will reflect on their practice and articulate professional goals for the future.

Unit content

Topic 1: Transitioning to the profession

  • Innovative teaching: what it is
  • Considering the diversity of future professional contexts
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Working in a learning community

Topic 2: Preparation for the profession

  • Communicating with Parents and Carers
  • Maintaining teacher well being
  • Employment preparation

Topic 3: Preparation for professional experience

  • Expectations
  • Ethical issues and code of conduct
  • Ensuring success/ goals for the future

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
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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