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Professional Experience 4: Transition into the Profession

Postgraduate | CUR-MTC610 | 2024

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

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Professional Experience 4: Transition into the Profession

About this subject

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

    1. demonstrate achievement of the Graduate Standards for Teachers through successfully completing a five-week full time block professional experience placement
    2. develop evidence of teaching capability from the practical elements of the professional experience being undertaken in the school setting, for the purposes of completing the teaching performance assessment and the required elements of the Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT).

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-SEC-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
  • CUR-MTE-MAS-2024 - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Prior study

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

one of


Enrolment Information:
Please contact the Professional Experience Team ( requesting a waiver to enrol in PE4 during the relevant enrolment window below for the study period in which you intend to undertake PE4.
Students are encouraged to apply for the PE4 enrolment waiver as early as possible.
2024 Enrolment waiver request windows:
• Waiver window for SP1 enrolments: 3rd January -18th February 2024
• Waiver window for SP2 enrolments: 3rd April -19th May 2024
• Waiver window for SP3 enrolments: 3rd July – 18th August 2024
• Waiver window for SP4 enrolments: 2nd October -17th November 2024
To be eligible for PE4 unit enrolment waiver students must:
1. Ensure all other subjects in the degree have been successfully completed with the exception of one subject that may be taken alongside the PE4 subject.
2. Ensure they are in the final study period of the degree.
3. Ensure all clearances are up to date and will not expire during the placement (students can check their clearances in SONIA).
4. Have their PE4 school secured, including the mentor and supervisor details, ready to upload to SONIA when requested. Students will be emailed a link to complete these forms which must be completed BEFORE the waiver to enrol into PE4 is granted (please note, this step does not apply to WA-based students).
Once all requirements have been met and the PE Team grants the waiver to enrol, students must then enrol into the subject via OUA. Please note: Do not wait until your PE3 results are available to request a waiver to enrol in PE4, as this may be after the close of enrolments and no late enrolments are permitted in any PE4 subjects. Students are responsible for ensuring they are correctly enrolled.

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - The fieldwork for this unit includes a 5-week full-time, block professional experience placement in a school, plus 4 full-day pre-visits to the placement site. Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis in a continuous block at the specified time, with pre-visits ideally occurring in the weeks immediately prior to the block. Other Details - Please note that all relevant, valid working with children checks and clearances must be provided as requested prior to commencement of the pre-visits.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Student feedback

5 student respondents between 25 Aug 2023 - 26 Feb 2024.

80%of students felt the study load was manageable

100%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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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