Education placements

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

We offer 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, 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. You will also need to undertake the La Trobe University Child Safe Standards Training, accessible to students enrolled in an education course. A La Trobe login is required.

We offer the opportunity for rural and interstate placements.

Grants may apply to rural placements. Grant details are posted on the 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:

Bachelor of Education - Primary, Secondary or Early Childhood and Primary Streams

Bachelor of Education - Primary, Secondary or Early Childhood and Primary Streams

La Trobe’s accredited Bachelor of Education offers you the best path to a rewarding career in teaching. Carefully designed by expert teachers and leaders in the learning sciences, our Bachelor of Education will give you the skills, experience, and confidence to make a difference from your first day as a qualified teacher.

As a student in the Bachelor of Education course, Albury-Wodonga (EB002W), Bendigo (EB002B), Melbourne, Bundoora (EB002), Mildura (EB002M), Shepparton (EB002S), you will complete at least 80 days of supervised teaching as indicated in your course structure and by your major choice.

Placement subjects:

EDU2002 Designing, Evaluating and Valuing Learning

EDU2004  Routines and Behaviours for Impactful Pedagogies

EDU3001 Ethical Professional Relationships in Education

EDU3002 Inclusive Education in School Contexts

EDU4007 Evidence Based Practice

Master of Teaching - Primary and Secondary Streams

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – Online

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – Online

As a student in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - Online course (EBECEO) you will undertake a minimum of 50 days of professional practice in early childhood centres and kindergartens. You may be placed in long day care, kindergartens, playgroups and specialist children’s programs.

Placement subjects:

EDU2ULD - Understanding Culturally Diverse Learning and Development

EDU3CAT: Connections and Transitions: 3-5 year old placement

EDU4WBL: Work-Based Learning