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EDC4000 Preparing for the Profession

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Pre-requisite: ECP4100 or EDE4103 or EDP4130 or EDS4401 or EDU4100 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BEED or BPED or BSED


Pre-service teachers must meet the Graduate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers prior to gaining registration. This requires them to demonstrate a readiness for the profession, based on evidence of practice. Pre-service teachers, as learners themselves, interact with their learners and school staff to develop professionally through and with others. They must also reflect deeply upon the personal strengths and challenges they will face as beginning teachers. This final year course affords pre-service teachers the opportunity to autonomously connect to real-world teaching contexts and demonstrate their capabilities as graduate teachers. In the final year, 'Preparing for the Profession' transitions pre-service teachers to beginning teachers, as evidenced by their capabilities measured against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - Graduate Level.

This final year course enables pre-service teachers to meet the minimum supervised placement days of their program. When a student has already met the placement requirements during the course of their program, they will not undertake placement in this course. Pre-service teachers are expected to create an electronic portfolio which showcases examples of their practice, highlighting their competence against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Graduate Level. Other sector-specific modules based on Career Readiness and Professional Engagement are situated within the course, requiring development of a strong understanding of key policy and practice within the Queensland education setting.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022