Courses & Units

Mentoring to Improve Practice ESM502



The aim of this unit is for teachers to undertake the role of a coach and/or mentor for a pre-service teacher. This unit will assist teachers to develop their understanding of coaching and mentoring and to develop skills to improve their personal coaching and mentoring of pre-service teachers. The unit analyses the relationship between coaching and mentoring and improvement in pre-service teachers performance in a range of teaching settings.  The unit is relevant to all teachers who are committed to improving the quality of pre-service teachers through coaching and mentoring.


Unit name Mentoring to Improve Practice
Unit code ESM502
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Associate Professor Karen Swabey
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Term 4 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070199

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Teaching Pattern

Fully online


Task 1: Supervision of a pre-service teacher (pre-requisite). Task 2: Critical reflection (100%).

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