Placement registration information

Students enrolled in BEd Primary Year 1, or BEd (Secondary) HMHE years 1, do not register for professional experience placements online or through the Professional Experience Office. These students will be notified of their placement early in the semester.

Students in the Bachelor of Education (Psychology) programs will not be registering online for professional experience in counseling placements respectively in 2012. They will be notified regarding paper registration through the Professional Experience Office.

All students using the online registration system should read the following information closely before logging on to online registration system.

Please note the following:

  • Unusual enrolments: Some students who are unusual enrollments should not use the online system. If you are repeating a professional experience placement or doing a professional experience placement that is out of sequence or not in the normal pattern, you should contact the Professional Experience Office about your placement.

  • Please read the instructions: Please ensure that you read all the information provided online about the process before you attempt to use the system. The Professional Experience Office should not be contacted unnecessarily; the system has been designed to provide you with all the information you should need to make your selection.

  • Opening and closing: For each registration, the system will have an opening and closing date. You can revisit online registration system and change your preferences until the system is closed. School placements will not be allocated until after the closing date, so there is no advantage or disadvantage involved in when you the system. It will treat all registration requests similarly, regardless of when they are logged into the system within the registration period.

  • Secondary placements: We are aware that there may be a shortfall of offers of secondary placements, particularly in specific curriculum areas. Please register your preferences as requested and the Professional Experience Office will address the shortfall as the faculty secures additional places. Also be mindful that offers are subject to change or withdrawal.


Master of Teaching students

All students in Year 1 of their Master of Teaching, whether primary or secondary, will be informed by University email and letter of the opening and closing dates for registering for their first professional experience.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) students

Before logging on to the online registration system, all MTeach(Secondary) students should take special care to ensure they know:

  • what curriculum areas (Units of Study) they have enrolled to study
  • which, if any, specialisation/s fall within each of these curriculum areas. (In most instances, these will relate to a major and minor/s in the student's bachelor's degree.)

After reaching the section in online registration system that requires nomination of preferred schools, most MTeach(Secondary) students – the exception being double-method candidates – will be prompted to make one selection for each of the two curriculum areas in which they are enrolled. (Double-method candidates will be able to identify themselves separately.)

Curriculum areas that appear on the following list require only a one-step voting process by students in order to indicate which schools are their preferred options.

  • art
  • commerce/economics (also see notes under "social studies" subheading below)
  • drama
  • English
  • geography (also see notes under "geography" subheading below)
  • history
  • mathematics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Curriculum areas that have specialisations

In contrast to the curriculum areas listed above, those that appear below consist of related specialisations and, in these instances, it is the specialisation that can be vital in determining the placement. For this reason, students studying these areas will be asked to follow a two-step process to vote for their preferred placements: first, choosing their teaching subject/curriculum area; then, selecting their specialisation.

Candidates who are studying one or more curriculum areas with specialisations should consult the Teach.NSW website or the NSW Board of Studies website for information about each of the school subjects that fall within their curriculum areas.

  • languages: candidates enrolled in languages curriculum will need to indicate the language in which they are specialising (that is, the one for which they have a major or a minor in their bachelor's degree). Double-method candidates in languages should also select their second language from the second curriculum area list.
  • science: candidates enrolled in science curriculum will need to indicate the branch of science in which they prefer to specialise (that is, the one for which they have a major or a minor in their bachelor's degree). Preferences notwithstanding, all science candidates will be required to teach Year 7–10 science.
  • social studies: candidates enrolled in social studies will need to be able to recognise subjects from the Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), or "social science" curriculum area and then decide the ones in which – based upon the content of their bachelor's degrees – they are able to specialise. The appearance of HSIE subjects in the online registration system list will reflect the descriptions some schools have provided of the placements they are offering. If in doubt, students should consult the HSIE coordinator for advice before making a selection.
  • geography: candidates who are enrolled in either 'geography curriculum' or 'social studies curriculum' and who have studied geography at university for at least one year may select 'Social Science (Geography)' if it is listed as a curriculum area on the online registration system.