Education placements - professional experience
Professional experience gives preservice educators the opportunity to put theory into practice.
To provide you with the most relevant and valuable placement experiences, the Professional Experience Office sources a variety of placements, complementary to your field of specialisation.
In Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs, professional experience is a required component and essential for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Our Early Childhood specialisations are accredited with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
It is a requirement for the course that preservice educators complete all Professional Experience days in full. If a public holiday falls during a professional experience placement, you are required to add those days directly onto the end of the placement to complete the required number of days. Please take this into consideration when making arrangements for your placement to ensure you can attend the full number of days.
- 2017 Professional Experience Calendar (PDF* 348KB)
- 2017 MOLT/Masters Professional Experience Calendar (PDF* 304KB)
Before starting professional experience, you will require the information concerning:
- The 2016 Professional Experience Book (PDF* 1934KB)
- The 2016 Professional Experience Guidelines (PDF* 369KB)
- Blue Card
- Placement process
Professional experience, with a difference
Opportunities exist to undertake one or more of your placements in rural and remote regions or internationally. These placement opportunities offer a unique learning experience and can be highly regarded when applying for employment:
Want more information?
Contact the Professional Experience Office for further information.