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Professional Experience 3 - 5 years EDP703


Professional Experience in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) course is designed to enable graduates to further demonstrate their practice in either a child care and education or Kindergarten (or equivalent) context. This PE involves active observation and participation and increased engagement in teaching and learning activities within a 3 – 5-year-old setting. This placement is conducted over seven consecutive weeks (35 days). There is an expectation that by the end of Professional Experience, graduates should demonstrate the capacity to assume responsibility for approximately 75% of a full-time teaching load across English, Mathematics and ICT learning areas. Kindergarten placement: Graduates undertaking a Kindergarten placement which runs for approx. 15 – 18 hours per week or the equivalent of 3 days may spend one day in a Preparatory classroom, the remaining day may be used for the purpose of planning, or undertaking duties associated with the Kindergarten teacher role (i.e., Launching into Learning etc.). Throughout the placement graduates are required to maintain a professional planning file which must include planning; policy documents; resources for teaching and learning; and reflections on their own teaching and learning.


Unit name Professional Experience 3 - 5 years
Unit code EDP703
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Frances Fan
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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