Handbook Public View

This page displays current curriculum information. For staff view, please login

Unit (2020)

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Final Professional Experience 1: Secondary Graduate Diploma (EDN511)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit pre-service teachers should be making sound progress to be able to:
1. Know Pre-service Teachers and how they learn
a. Synthesize knowledge of self, learner and context
2. Know the content and how to teach it
a. Develop and implement specific curriculum structures and polices in major teaching area
b. Work with current and future curriculum issues
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
a. Take individual responsibility for teaching
b. Utilise short, mid and long term integrated planning strategies
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
a. Synthesise theory and practice
b. Incorporate a range of relevant pedagogies
c. Develop personal classroom management philosophy and incorporate into planning
5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
a. Develop and implement a range of assessments appropriate to major curriculum area
6. Engage in professional learning
7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This unit focuses on the application of theory in practice. Pre-service teachers are expected to become familiar with the learning needs of the classes they will be responsible for in the Professional Internship. They should also begin to contribute to the broader life of the school by participating in other duties where appropriate. This placement is designed as a precursor to the Professional Internship unit. It is expected that students will remain in the same school for both placements.

Pre-service teachers will be mentored by a qualified teacher throughout the placement. Teachers will introduce them to the expectations and responsibilities of the teaching profession at both the classroom and the whole school level. A team teaching approach to the planning, teaching and assessment cycle will be employed during this placement. Students will focus on all Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) and the Murdoch Graduate Attributes.
Other Learning Experiences Three weeks of full-time block placement in a secondary school.
One meeting will be held, prior to the Professional Experience, to explain the expectations and requirements of the Professional Experience.
Assessment Students will be assessed on a standardised assessment form based on the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers (AGST) and Murdoch Graduate Attributes. (MGA)

Formative assessment and feedback will be provided by the onsite Mentor and External Moderator throughout the placement. This will be directly linked to the unit aims, AGSTs and MGAs.

Formative feedback will be completed by a Self-Evaluation Report, completed by the Pre-Service Teacher and discussed with the Mentor to ensure accuracy.

The Mentor will submit a summative assessment based on the pre-service teacher's ability to address the identified APST and MGA
Prerequisites Enrolment in the final semester of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). Students must have successfully completed 18 points including EDN550, EDN545, EDU621 and at least one of the following Teaching Area units: EDN552; EDN553; EDN554; EDN556; EDN557 or EDN558. Completion / concurrent enrolment in EDN509.
Exclusions Students enrolled in any Bachelor of Education.
Notes Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances.
Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience
Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2015: 'Professional Internship: Preliminary Secondary Graduate Diploma'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
No contacts found for this unit.
Fee Calculator
Handbook help
Information for Students


The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.