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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers complete the final, formally assessed, full-time, professional experience placement of nine weeks (45 days) in a primary school. They will undertake planning, teaching and assessment cycles that will be drawn from to complete the PSTs Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT) submissions.

12 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) plan and implement learning strategies and teaching techniques to cater for students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning.; (2) apply content and subject knowledge including specialisation knowledge to establish effective teaching programs that cater for students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning.; (3) draw on a wide range of instructional strategies and resources (Including ICT) to foster critical thinking and opportunities for independent and collaborative learning.; (4) design and implement, with confidence, a variety of learning, assessment and instructional strategies and resources (including ICT), which take into consideration students with diverse backgrounds, range of abilities, social skills and motivation for learning.; (5) create and maintain safe learning environments to promote positive behaviours, which includes the management of student participation, classroom activities and the safe and responsible use of ICT.; (6) assess, provide feedback and report on students' learning: Design a range of assessment strategies and interpret data collected to make judgements about future teaching interventions, and report on students' achievements.; and (7) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key principles of the Code of Ethics for the teaching profession, legislative acts and regulations..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: final Professional Experience Report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final Professional Experience Report component.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit rules
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1014 Introduction to Professional Experience
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1018 Professional Experience 1: Environment and Relationships
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC2014 Professional Experience 2: Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC3018 Professional Experience 3: Planning in Response to Student Diversity
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
10 weeks full time placement in a Primary school (roughly 380 hours)
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.