Professional experience

A teaching degree at La Trobe will give you hands-on, practical experience in your chosen industry. You can undertake professional experience in community centres, overseas institutions and even learning environments such as zoos, museums or galleries.

You can also do extra-curricular teaching activities like academic tutoring, homework clubs and international volunteer programs.

Paired Placement Model

You could do a school placement with another student in our Paired Placement Model. This means you can support and learn from each other in a professional environment.

La Trobe Partner Schools

You could gain professional experience while you study with one of our Victorian metro or regional Partner Schools.

Non-School Teaching Environments

Do you want to work outside of the conventional classroom? Previous education students at La Trobe have completed successful placements with:

  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
  • Berry Street
  • Smith Family
  • Scouts
  • La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Royal Children’s School
  • Disabled Winter Sport Australia.

Work Integrated Learning Subjects

If you're a first-year undergraduate student, you could do a work integrated learning subject like Diverse Learning Communities.

You will get to participate in community projects and connect with people in different educational contexts such as:

  • English as additional language centres
  • Community hubs or youth centres
  • Local government groups
  • Refugee support centres
  • Disability service providers.

Current formal Professional Placement agreements

Partner Schools

  • Big Hill Primary School
  • Camp Hill Primary School
  • Girton Grammar (Junior School)
  • Kennington Primary School
  • Girton Grammar School (Senior School)
  • Creekside College
  • Brookside College
  • Golden Square Primary School
  • Greenhills Primary School
  • Methodist Ladies College
  • Lockwood Primary School
  • MacLeod College
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College
  • Toorak Primary School
  • White Hills Primary School
  • Victory Lutheran College
  • Wodonga Senior Secondary College
  • Catholic College Bendigo

Teaching Schools

  • Charles La Trobe Teaching College

TAPP (Teaching Academies for Professional Practice) Schools

  • Bendigo Senior Secondary College
  • Bendigo South East College
  • Eaglehawk Secondary College
  • Weeroona College
  • Rural Teaching Academy
  • St Arnaud Cluster Schools
  • King Valley Cluster Schools

Other Educational Sites

  • St Luke's - Bendigo
  • Bendigo Health
  • Smith Family School Learning Club - Eaglehawk Primary School & California Gully Primary School