Faculty of Education and Arts

Professional experience

We recognise the importance of the professional experience component of students enrolled in education programs. As part of these programs, all students will be involved in many opportunities to learn and practise the profession of teaching. The formal professional experience placement program is where Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) will continue learning through observation and participation and where they will begin their journey as educators.

PSTs are also encouraged to broaden their knowledge and skills by involving themselves in voluntary opportunities in learning settings (schools, day-care centres, kinders, TAFE, etc): these opportunities sit outside the formal, scheduled placements and should be seen as supplementing the existing opportunities.