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Launceston, Cradle Coast


Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (graduate level) you will participate in, and lead, a range of learning experiences designed to help you transition from pre-service teacher to beginning teacher as you enter the profession, nationally and internationally.

The unit focuses on the task of preparing you for the workplace with an emphasis on critical reflection in relation to theory and professional practice in the 21st Century. You will reflect on your academic and professional experiences throughout the course, which will enable you to refine your approach to learning and teaching. Through a process of planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting and appraising impact of teaching during your final Professional Experience placement, you will clearly and coherently communicate an independent exposition of your professional learning through the completion of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).

Summary 2021

Unit name Preparing for the Profession
Unit code EDU306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Michelle Parks

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Collect, interpret and use a variety of student data and evidence for diagnostic, formative and summative purposes to establish students’ current level of performance, desired level of performance, and readiness for learning. Use the official curriculum and other relevant materials to plan connected teaching and learning sequences while identifying opportunities for explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy in the curriculum.
  2. Employ a range of suitably challenging and engaging teaching and learning strategies that connect to and build on students’ prior learning while providing differentiated teaching and learning opportunities. Teach general capabilities, including literacy and numeracy, required for student success in learning while making suitable adjustments to teaching based on ongoing student data gathering and analysis.
  3. Select and use a variety of assessment tools and practices, addressing fitness for purpose and principles of inclusion. Provide feedback to learners to inform student self-assessment, goal setting, and to progress learning. Make judgements of the quality of student work with reference to curriculum and achievement standards independently and through moderation practices.
  4. Describe and analyse the scope and sufficiency of initial and ongoing data choices for identifying students’ learning needs and informing next-step teaching. Identify and describe differences between planned and enacted teaching, and related pedagogical reasoning. Discuss how evidence of learning is used to monitor student progress and to modify teaching and assessment strategies while identifying and justifying future teaching and assessment practices in relation to relevant theory.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching through demonstrated impact on student learning and to examine and discuss how teaching decisions were effective or not effective in progressing student learning and why.




350 credit points including (EPR303 or ESH303 or EAL302)


ESH308 or EPR300 or ESH313 or ESP300



Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment, 5000 words (100%)

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