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ED5979 - Final Graduate Professional Experience

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

All students enact an evidence-informed practice cycle, collecting a range of data and evidence integral to completing the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment.

This subject is part of the developmental curriculum for Professional Experience within the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) program. During the final graduate Professional Experience, graduate student teachers will have an opportunity to enact their agency as leaders through their Professional Practice, as demonstrated in the context of their classroom, school and the wider community, as appropriate. Graduate teachers will complete a 25-day block practicum in a secondary school and complete a range of activities to demonstrate their professional competence and assure the Graduate Teacher Australian Professional Standards. Graduate teachers are required to plan, teach, assess and evaluate a minimum four-week block of full-time equivalent teaching within the allocated 25 days.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of teacher professional knowledge, practice and engagement in the context of the professional experience placement;
  • demonstrate the ability to design, implement and evaluate curriculum, assessment and differentiated learning opportunities, with a view to enhancing learning outcomes for all students, including those from diverse cultural, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds and with specific learning needs;
  • demonstrate mastery of professional numeracy and literacy content and the application of strategies for teaching numeracy and literacy in a variety of curricular contexts;
  • demonstrate high-level professional communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively, effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in their professional experience context with a critical understanding of regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks;
  • demonstrate the ability to use the Graduate Teacher Australian Professional Standards to critically reflect on their demonstrated skills, knowledge and attitudes during the professional experience and manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Subject Assessment

  • Clinical Assessment Professional Experience.

Special Assessment Requirements

Completion of 6 Integrated Course Work Days. Submission of the full Attendance Completion Report before the commencement of final Professional Experience. Completion of the required consecutive 25 days of Professional Experience and submission of a Satisfactory grading - Minimum of Graduate Level in all descriptors against the QPERF Report. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program.

Assumed knowledge based on the subjects completed in phase one and three of the MTL secondary, in particular the practicum embedded subjects ED5955 and ED5965.
Prerequisites: ED5955 ED5965 ED5958 ED5967


Cairns, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:
  • 3 hours placement
  • 25 days professional Experience

Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Miss Trisha Telford.
Workload expectations:
  • 3 hours placement
  • 25 days professional Experience

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.