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Primary Professional Experience 1: Planning for Writing

Postgraduate | CUR-MTP502 | 2024

Discern what it means to be an effective teacher. Focus on lesson planning, learning goals, appropriate teaching and assessment strategies and the use of relevant technology. Includes a 2-week professional experience placement.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
27 May 2024

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Primary Professional Experience 1: Planning for Writing

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. research and apply understanding of the theories and practice of writing
    2. critically reflect on writer identity and compositional processes and how these apply in a learning environment
    3. create and justify a sequence of lessons for writing in a specific context, using a range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies and resources to support a diversity of learners
    4. apply knowledge of the graduate teacher standards to establish initial content for a digital professional portfolio, and identify and adopt a reflective practice model to guide its ongoing development
    5. employ effective communication skills, maintain student safety and meet ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements as you plan, teach and assess diverse groups of learners in primary school settings

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-PRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Primary Education)
  • CUR-EDP-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Education)

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - The fieldwork for this unit includes a 2-week professional experience placement in a school. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time. Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the placement.
  • Software requirements - Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative; Access to video creation and editing software.
  • Other requirements - Includes Professional Experience placement.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

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