OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to build on skills and knowledge developed in Professional Experience I through further classroom experience. Provides an understanding of theory, issues and contemporary practice of educational program evaluation and how it relates to the secondary school context. Students will develop an understanding of the practical skills required when designing, conducting and reporting educational program evaluations. Focuses on the further requirements for beginning teachers starting out in this profession, in regards to the skills needed to be a competent, confident and effective practitioner.

Unit content

Module 1 – The Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA)

  • Introduction to the GTPA
  • The importance of context in relation to student learning
  • Data and evidence
  • Aligning curriculum, planning and assessment for teaching
  • Feedback and judgment
  • Standards and moderation
  • Culminating statement, justifications and reflection

Module 2 – Preparation for the Profession

  • Ongoing professional learning
  • Communicating with parents and carers 
  • Working in a learning community
  • Employment preparation
  • Preparation for Professional Experience

Module 3 – Professional Experience II

Students will undertake 25 days of professional experience.

  • Observation
  • Planning for teaching
  • Lesson implementation
  • Assessment
  • Reflection on practice
  • Meeting requirements

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning Self Paced (Self Paced)
Workshop on-site 1 day (Once)
Community/Professional placement 25 days (Once)
Analysis and Evaluation of Planning for Teaching30%
Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA)70%
Practicum ReportSR

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


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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