Advanced Diploma in Special Education and Disability Studies

This course contains 15 of the days are in a post-school agency that provides programs for adults with disabilities. Agency placements are the units PREX222 and PREX223.

PREX222 (5 days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a five day placement (27.5 hours) in an approved post-school setting working with people with special needs. 


Specific Requirements

The experience may require the pre-service teacher to assume the tasks and duties performed by agency personnel in the specific program. Programs may include community participation, recreation and leisure, orientation and mobility training as well as transport.


Acceptable Venues for this Placement*

  • A post-school setting working with people with special needs

 Unacceptable Venues for this Placement*

  • A school
  • Work as a home carer
  • Vacation care
  • After school care

*This information is currently being reviewed. Please contact the Office for Professional Learning with any queries.

PREX223 (10 days)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a 10 day placement (55 hours) in an approved post-school setting that provides programs for adults with disabilities.  


Specific Requirements

The experience may require the pre-service teacher to assume some of the tasks and duties performed by agency personnel or teachers in the specific program. Professional experience in a community setting may include community participation, recreation and leisure, orientation and mobility training as well as transport.


Acceptable Venues for this Placement*

  • A post-school setting working with adults with disabilities

 Unacceptable Venues for this Placement*

  • A primary or high school
  • Work as a home carer
  • Vacation care

*This information is currently being reviewed. Please contact the Office for Professional Learning with any queries.