Timetable — Teacher Education Courses

In order to accommodate periods of professional experience (‘prac’), which need to be arranged when schools and early childhood centres are not on holiday, the School of Education has a different timetable of teaching weeks from the rest of the university. The teaching timetable is structured around the dates set aside for on-campus students. Some online students arrange their pracs at different times. Weeks for teaching may vary depending on different units of study - check with your Unit Coordinator.

2020 - Important dates for School of Education students

Trimester 3 2019 
Weeks 1 - 7 (teaching)4 November - 20 December 2019
Weeks 8 - 9 (non-teaching) UNE Christmas/New Year closure23 December 2019 - 3 January 2020
Weeks 10 - 12 (teaching)6 - 24 January 2020
Trimester 1 2020 
Weeks 1 - 8 (teaching)2 March - 24 April 2020 
Weeks 9 - 14 (flexible window for 20 day block Professional Experience units)*27 April – 5 June 2020
Weeks 9 - 16 (flexible window for 30 and 35 day block Professional Experience units)*27 April – 19 June 2020

An additional 1-2 weeks of teaching will be included around placements but prior to 5 June.

Please consult your Moodle unit site for further details.

Trimester 2 2020 

Weeks 1 - 6* (teaching)

*Some units may require 8 weeks of teaching prior to undertaking your Professional Experience block.

Please consult your Moodle unit site for further details.

29 June - 7 August 2020

Weeks 7 - 13 (flexible window for 20 day block Professional Experience units)

10 August - 25 September 2020

Students enrolled in 30 and 35 day block placements are required to apply for a SET before the start of the exam period for Trimester 2. They will then undertake their placement as a block in Term 4 of School - within 12 October – 4 December.

An additional 3-4 weeks of teaching will be included around placements but prior to 25 September.

Please consult your Moodle unit site for further details

Trimester 3 2020 
Weeks 1 - 7 (teaching)26 October – 11 December 2020
Weeks 8 - 10 (teaching)4 January 2021  - 22 January 2021
Students enrolled in 20, 30 and 35 day block placements are required to apply for a SET before the start of the exam period for Trimester 3. They will then undertake their placement as a block in Term 1 of School - within 27 January – 1 April.

Special note for students

Where a school is not available and the prac must be arranged for a different time, students may need to apply for a Special Extension of Time for university assessment tasks that have a due date during their prac.

We expect students to focus on professional experience without the stress of concurrently trying to complete other university work. The exception to this — i.e. not doing university work while on prac — is when you’re enrolled in units with an integrated prac that is part of the assessment task/s in the unit.