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ED4488 - Fourth Year Professional Experience A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Students must enrol in ED4090 or ED4190 or ED4293 prior to the commencement of ED4488. Students are required to collect a range of data and evidence during the ED4488 professional experience placement which is integral to completing the assessment requirements for ED4090/ED4190/ED4293. Consequently, it is essential that ED4488 and ED4090/ED4190/ED4293 are taken in conjunction with one another. External offerings available only to ECE ONLINE students. (Professional Experience: The process of placing students for professional experience begins the year prior to placement. Transferring students or out-of-step students must notify the Professional Experience Unit on the relevant campus at the beginning of Semester 2 of the year prior to the professional experience placement.)

This subject is part of the developmental curriculum for professional experience in schools within the Bachelor of Education program. Early Childhood students will complete three (3) allocated weeks (15 days) of professional experience in a school setting and Primary and Secondary students will complete four (4) allocated weeks (20 days) of professional experience. Some students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education) will complete 10 days in a prior to school setting with children aged 3-5 years. All students will complete a range of activities to assure the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers and, for B.Ed (ECE) students, relevant ACECQA standards, are met. Students will also complete two (2) hours of orientation in SP3.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a commitment to use a repertoire of language, literacy and numeracy skills appropriate to the teaching profession;
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of professional knowledge and practices, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate Level and other regulatory frameworks, relevant to practice in the field of ECE, Primary and Secondary Education and use these to critically assess professional growth;
  • articulate and integrate into practice knowledge of policies, procedures, legal and ethical considerations, and research consistent with requirements of employing authorities;
  • identify, value, analyse and support a range of learner diversity, including learners with special educational needs, in a school and prior to a school setting.

Subject Assessment

  • satisfactory completion of professional experience.

Special Assessment Requirements

In order to meet the requirements of this subject, you must complete 20 days allocated professional experience.



External, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours lectures - Professional Briefing
  • 20 days professional Experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours lectures - Professional Briefing
  • 20 days professional Experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.