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
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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Frances Fan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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