Message from the co-director

The professional support of supervising teachers as the in-school educators of our preservice teachers is crucial to the quality of their professional learning. Tertiary mentors or University supervisors are able to offer another dimension to this learning and are significant in facilitating a bridge between on- and off-campus learning experiences. To all those who support our Professional Experience programs we extend our gratitude and appreciation. As a University we aim to provide professional partners, especially our supervising teachers, with support to undertake their role effectively and in a mutually beneficial way. We seek to facilitate communication between all stakeholders to ensure shared understandings and expectations of the program.

Blocks of Professional Experience are commonly linked to units of study that require preservice teachers to focus on their teaching practice within actual teaching settings. This section of the online handbook provides guidelines for the block placement components all years of study, across the early-childhood, primary and secondary teacher-education programs offered by the faculty.

Co-director, Office of Professional Experience
Dr Tony Lounghland


Units of study in different settings

  • Early Childhood Teaching – comprising the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
    Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

  • Primary Teaching – comprising the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
    Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

  • Secondary Teaching – comprising the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal)
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Human Movement and Health Education)
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary:Aboriginal Studies)
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
    Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)
    Master of Teaching (School Counselling)

  • School Counselling – comprising the Master of Teaching (School Counselling)