Internship - 2016

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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 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Practicum - Prof Placement - Pass/Fail , Report - Final Teaching Report (100%)

Unit provided by

2016 Fees
Domestic 3,628.00
HECS 3,128.00
International 3,878.00

All core and elective units must be completed before students can enrol in their final unit, EDP425 Internship. Students will need to contact requesting permission to enrol in EDP425 Internship. Once we have confirmation that the student has satisfied the above requirements, then the restriction will be lifted.

Integration of theoretical concepts with practical implementation related to classroom management, teaching, learning and assessment processes. Reflection on the effectiveness of the student's role as a teacher.

Students will spend the first 6 weeks of the Study Period visiting their school, meeting with the teacher, observing the class and familiarising themselves with the students, and in planning, programming and preparing. The 10 week classroom placement then begins at the start of the term immediately following.

Passing this unit is contingent on successful completion of the professional practice component of the unit.

Below is the 2016 Internship Calendar for reference:

EDP425 Internship Calendar 2016 (PDF, 60 Kb)

*** Due to the placement in this unit, if you are claiming a Centrelink study benefit while studying EDP425 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. establish and maintain effective relationships and environments for learning
  2. implement and modify appropriate teaching and learning programs
  3. assess and evaluate students' learning and maintain purposeful records of student progress
  4. implement effective classroom management strategies
  5. engage professionally and collaboratively with students, colleagues, parents and the wider community.
  • Practicum — Prof Placement - Pass/Fail
  • Report — Final Teaching Report (100%)

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.

Students must complete all other core and elective units prior to enrolling in their final internship (EDP425). To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into a course from the provider.

  • Includes Placement — Ten (10) consecutive weeks of professional experience (worth 4 units)
  • Other special requirement — Police Clearance and Working With Children Check

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.

1Week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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