ASSC – Education placements

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Education placementsSmall boy working with teacher

Compulsory professional experience placements undertaken for academic credit in a school, early learning or education and care setting.

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce (ASSC) offers professional experience placements for students with compulsory placement components in their course. The placements are organised by staff members in the Placement Operations team with local, regional, international and cultural education partners. These placements give you the opportunity to work in a supportive educational setting, integrating theory with practice, and developing the skills and experience you will need as a teacher once you have graduated. They are organised to meet the requirements for teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Before you go on your first placement you will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check [PDF 383.31KB].

We offer the opportunity for rural, interstate and overseas placement opportunities. Applicants for international experiences must have completed at least one placement in a local school before applying. Students have recently taken up opportunities in India, Malaysia, Spain, Nepal, Sweden and Switzerland.

Scholarships and grants apply to many of these international placements, and the Victorian Department of Education and Training gives financial support to pre-service teachers who undertake a Victorian rural placement. Details are posted on the student’s Learning Management System (LMS) as they become available.

We provide you with the essential information relating to placements on the student’s Learning Management System (LMS), under the Professional Experience tab. A La Trobe login is required.

Find out more about education placements:

Early Childhood or Early Learning

Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

As a student in the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education course (EBECB/EBECP) you will complete 106 days of supervised teaching in childcare, early learning and primary school settings, from birth to 12 years.

Placement subjects:

EDU2ELE: Early learning environments

EDU2TIS: Teaching in inclusive settings (Early years school placement)

EDU3PSH (To be offered in 2019)

EDU3CAT (To be offered in 2019)

EDU4RE2 (To be offered in 2020)

Bachelor of Early Learning

As a student in the Bachelor of Early Learnng course (EBEL) you will complete 83 days of professional experience (88 days in a special education setting). You may be placed in long day care, kindergartens, playgroups and specialist children’s programs.

Placement subjects:

EDU1IEC: Introduction to early childhood education

EDU2ELE: Early learning environments

EDU2CT: Connections and transitions

EDU3EI: Early inclusion

EDU4WBL: Work-based learning

Primary Teaching

Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

As a student in the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education course (EBECB/EBECP) you will complete 106 days of supervised teaching in childcare, early learning and primary schools settings, from birth to 12 years.

Placement subjects:

EDU2ELE: Early learning environments

EDU2TIS: Teaching in inclusive settings (Early years school placement)

EDU3PSH (To be offered in 2019)

EDU3CAT (To be offered in 2019)

EDU4RE2 (To be offered in 2020)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

As a student in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) course (EBEDP/EBEDPB/EBEDPM) you will complete 80 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years foundation to six.

Placement subjects:

EDU2DTR: Developing teacher readiness

EDU3ILE: Inclusive learning environments

EDU3SNL: Supporting special needs of learners

EDU4REI (To be offered in 2020)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

As a student in the Master of Teaching (Primary) course (EMTCP/EMTCPB/EMTCPW) you will complete 60 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years foundation to six.

Placement subjects:

EDU5PEL: Professional experience: primary Enlish/literacy

EDU5MLE: Managing learning environments

EDU5GOA: Professional experience graduate outcomes assessment

Secondary Teaching

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

As a student in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course (EBEDS/EBEDSB/EBEDSM) you will complete 80 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years 7 to 12.

Placement subjects:

EDU2DTR: Developing teacher readiness

EDU3ILE: Inclusive learning environments

EDU3SNL: Supporting special needs of learners

EDU4REI (To be offered in 2020)

Bachelor of Technology Education

This course provides a specialist qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of Design and Technology and Vocational Education and Training (VET in schools). As a student in the Bachelor of Technology Education course (EBTE/EBTEB) you will complete 80 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years 7 to 12.

Placement subjects:

EDU3ILE: Inclusive learning environments:

EDU3SNL: Supporting special needs of learners

EDU4CAA: Curriculum and assessment

EDU4PEP: Professional experience placement

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

As a student in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course (EMTCS/EMTCSB/EMTCSW) you will complete 60 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years seven to 12.

Placement subjects:

EDU5MLE: Managing learning environments

EDU5PEB: Professional experience secondary B

EDU5PEC: Professional experience secondary C

Technology Education

Bachelor of Technology Education

This course provides a specialist qualification to teach in secondary schools in the areas of Design and Technology and Vocational Education and Training (VET in schools). As a student in the Bachelor of Technology Education course (EBTE/EBTEB) you will complete 80 days of supervised teaching in schools and educational settings in years 7 to 12.

Placement subjects:

EDU3ILE: Inclusive learning environments

EDU3SNL: Supporting special needs of learners

EDU4CAA: Curriculum and assessment

EDU4PEP: Professional experience placement