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.

2019 - important dates for School of Education students

Trimester 3 2018 
Weeks 1 - 7 (teaching)5 November - 21 December 2018
Weeks 8 - 9 (non-teaching) UNE Christmas/New Year closure24 December 2018 - 6 January 2019
Weeks 10-11 (2 weeks teaching)7-18 January 2019
Trimester 1 2019 
Weeks 1 - 8 (teaching)4 March - 26 April 2019
Weeks 9 - 12 (window for Professional Experience)29 April - 24 May 2019
Week 13 (teaching)27 - 31 May 2019
Trimester 2 2019 
Weeks 1 - 5 (teaching)8 July - 9 August 2019
Weeks 6 - 9 (window for Professional Experience)12 August - 6 September 2019
Weeks 10 - 13 (teaching)9 September - 4 October 2019
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

Special note for online students

Online students should try to complete their professional experience in the non-teaching weeks designated for prac. 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.