Students undertaking professional experience placements must ensure they have the appropriate clearances for their state or territory. Clearances can take up to six to eight weeks to be processed, please ensure you apply for any relevant clearances as soon as possible to ensure you are able to undertake your professional experience placement.
|Requirement||Name of Check|
|Mandatory *||TRB UTAS Student Good Character Determination (PDF 704.3 KB)|
* Only for accredited initial teacher education degrees
|Mandatory||Registration to work With Vulnerable People (WWVP)|
|Teacher Registration and Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (PDF 225.2 KB)|
Australian Capital Territory
|Working With Vulnerable People|
New South Wales
|Working with Children Check|
Child Protection and Awareness online Training
Also required: Anaphylaxis Training
|DHS Child-related Employment Screening - How to Apply|
Also required: Responding to Abuse & Neglect (RAN) – EC Child Protection Training
|Working with Children Check|
|Working with Children Check|
DOE National Police Check
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they are able to undertake Professional Experience and apply for any clearances in order to meet any legislation requirements.
All students undertaking a professional experience placement as part of an Education degree must complete a Safety in Practice Agreement annually. The purpose of the Agreement is to ensure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities while undertaking professional experience placements.
To complete the form, please download it to your computer and save it. Complete all relevant section of the form electronically, including tying your name and date, save your changes and then upload the Agreement onto InPlace. If you are having difficulties doing so, please print the form complete, scan and upload to InPlace.
If you need to make a disclosure on your Safety in Practice Form, you will also be required to submit a Health Assessment, to establish your ability to meet the Professional Experience Mandatory Requirements.
The Coordinator, Professional Experience will be able to discuss any additional arrangements and support that you may need whilst on placement.
In 2015 the Faculty made the Literacy and Numeracy Competency Tests (Faculty-based) compulsory for all students studying a Bachelor of Education (including Early Childhood, Primary, Health and Physical Education, Science and Mathematics and Applied Learning) and Master of Teaching (including Primary and Secondary) course. Students are required to PASS (achieve 80% or above) the Literacy and Numeracy Competency Tests (Faculty-based) to be eligible to undertake Professional Experience.
All Faculty of Education students are automatically enrolled in the Faculty of Education Literacy and Numeracy Competency Tests MyLO unit. If you find that you do not have access, or are a staff member who requires access, then please contact the Faculty eLearning Team.
Most students will initially engage with the Competency Tests during first semester within literacy and numeracy units. All pre-service teachers must pass the Faculty-based Literacy and Numeracy Competency Tests in MyLO prior to undertaking the following Professional Experience placement units: Bachelor of Education - Primary (ESH101), Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood (ESH107), Bachelor of Education - Science and Mathematics (ESH113), Bachelor of Education Health and Physical Education - (ESP100), Bachelor of Applied Learning (EAL211), Master of Teaching Primary and Secondary (EMT600 or EMT613). If you have any questions or concerns regarding this placement pre-requisite please contact the Coordinator, Professional Experience.
Please note that the Literacy and Numeracy Competency Tests (Faculty-based) are separate to the Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Initial Teacher Education Students – LANTITE (National). For more information regarding the Faculty-based Competency Tests, please email Professional.Experience@educ.utas.edu.au.
The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) is designed to assess initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure teachers are well equipped to meet the demands of teaching and assist higher education providers, teacher employers and the general public to have increased confidence in the skills of graduating teachers.
The test has been introduced to assess those aspects of initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.
For more information about LANTITE please visit the ACER Website.
New practice material for the Literacy and Numeracy Test
Complete (65 questions) literacy and numeracy practice tests and worked solutions in PDF format are now available (free) on the Australian Council for Educational Research test website. The Australian Deans of Education are working with ACER to deliver online interactive versions of the practice tests that will introduce candidates to the features and functionality of the actual testing environment. The online version of the tests are expected to be available to registered candidates ahead of Test Window 4.
Some UTAS ITE students have reported back positively on the LANTITE Numeracy support provided at the LANTITE Test Help website, although there is a $20 cost to access these resources.
Students commencing on, or after Semester 2, 2016
From July 1st 2016 all Initial Teacher Education students beginning an Initial Teacher Education Course are REQUIRED to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement.
To be eligible to complete your final placement in 2019, students must sit and pass the LANTITE successfully no later than the 2019 Window 2 to allow for results to be available prior to placement commencement dates. Once results are received, they must be uploaded as one document on InPlace. For more information please see Test Dates and Results
Students who commenced prior to Semester 2 2016
All Initial Teacher Education students are EXPECTED to complete the LANTITE, however it won’t be a compliance requirement prior to your final placement.
The School of Education strongly encourages all students to complete the LANTITE primarily because of the employment advantages it is likely to provide. Some states or territories outside of Tasmania may require successful completion of the LANTITE for registration or employment purposes. Currently, the LANTITE is available only to ITE students, so there may not be an opportunity to complete the LANTITE once you have graduated. In the future, you will be competing for jobs with graduates who have successfully completed the LANTITE.
More information can be found at Literacy and Numeracy (including LANTITE support resources) and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training Document Library.