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Undergraduate | UNE-EDUC406-2023

Teaching Development 4: The Graduate Teacher

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


16 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 26 June 2023

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About this subject

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. understand and apply relevant ethical principles, and legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required by graduate teachers in schools (GTSD 7.1.1, 7.2.1);
  2. use curriculum to design and evaluate learning sequences that demonstrate knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies suitable for rural/remote and/or casual teaching contexts (GTSD 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.6.1);
  3. understand and demonstrate strategies for reporting to, and working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with, parents/carers, community members and/or external professionals in the education of students (GTSD 3.7.1, 5.5.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1);
  4. undertake critical reflection as an approach to professional learning within specific focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AISTL 2014) (GTSD 6.1.1, 6.2.1); and
  5. demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to manage student well-being, safety and challenging behaviours (GTSD 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1).
    • Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
  • Transitioning into your new career as a graduate teacher is exciting and there are many ways this course prepares you for the reality of life as an educator. You will learn about teachers’ work and culture; the ethical, legal and safety issues that arise when working in this field. Because many graduate teachers start their careers as casuals, this subject will cover issues and strategies central to effective casual teaching. You will gain skills in communicating, relating to and reporting to parents and carers in order to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. You will learn strategies for managing challenging behaviour and also develop a practice of critical reflection. This subject will help you develop your professional portfolio and guide you through the process of accreditation (including annotation of evidence required for ongoing accreditation throughout your career).

  • Assessment 1: Written task. 2000 words. Relates to GTSD: 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.6.1, 3.7.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 5.5.1, 6.1.1, 6.2.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5; Assessment 2: Written task. 2000 words. Relates to GTSD: 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.6.1, 3.7.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 5.5.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5.

    • Assessment 1 - Written task - 2000 words (50%)
    • Assessment 2 - Written task - 2000 words (50%)
  • For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.

    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.

    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Related degrees

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