Transition to the Teaching Profession - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.5 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Practicum - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail , Report - Final Teaching Report (100%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 3,674.00
HECS 3,174.00
International 3,924.00

All core and elective units must be completed before students can enrol in their final unit, EDC421 Transition to the Teaching Profession. Students will need to contact requesting permission to enrol in EDC421 Transition to the Teaching Profession. Once we have confirmation that the student has satisfied the above requirements, then the restriction will be lifted.

This final unit will allow students to demonstrate their attainment of skills, knowledge and attributes as a professional. During a sustained 10 week (50 days) professional placement experience students will plan and maintain a supportive learning environment, and implement and assess a sustained teaching program in an early childhood or primary classroom. They will demonstrate they are able to meet the needs of all children by taking into account the need to plan for and teach children with diverse cultural backgrounds, abilities and needs.

Below is the 2017 Internship Calendar for reference:

EDC421 Practicum Calendar 2017 (PDF, 58KB)

*** Due to the placement in this unit, if you are claiming a Centrelink study benefit while studying EDC421 please contact an OUA Student Advisor on 1300 363 652. ***

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate professional knowledge that reflects an understanding of student learning, content knowledge and pedagogy
  2. demonstrate professional practice that reflects planning and implementation of positive, effective teaching, learning, assessment, provision of feedback, and reporting 
  3. demonstrate professional practice that creates and maintains a positive, safe, supportive learning environment for all
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of continued professional learning and positive relationships with colleagues, parents, carers and the wider community
  5. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities that comprise the role of the teacher / educator, including maintaining a positive identity and professional resilience.
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Report — Final Teaching Report (100%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Broadband access
  • Includes Placement

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Internship in School

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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