TEAC 2023 Engaging the Professional Educator

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102673

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Description This unit incorporates 20 days of professional experience in an early childhood setting. Prior to external practicum work, students engage in intensive on campus coursework. The coursework prompts students to reflect on the nature of early childhood teaching, their role as teachers in teaching and learning, the frameworks that guide practice and contemporary issues related to teaching young children. Students also apply skills in observation-based assessment of children's interests, development, dispositions and learning, explore curriculum decision making based on their assessments of learning and development and other strategies to facilitate children's engagement, learning and development.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject, pre-service teachers must have satisfactorily completed the online Child Protection Awareness Training, a current Working with Children Check, and the online course ASCIA e-Anaphylaxis for education and care.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 2,000 words 40 N Individual
Professional Placement Report N/A 40 Y Individual
Portfolio 18 Slides 20 Y Individual

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