Bachelor of Education (Primary) – On-Campus

This degree contains 120 days of professional experience in a school setting. These placements are in PREX195, PREX295, PREX395 and PREX396.  All professional experience placements in a school setting must meet the following requirements to be counted for placement. The school must:

  • Assess teacher proficiency against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
  • Use NESA approved syllabuses or equivalent Australian syllabuses*;

All placements must be in a mainstream classroom unless otherwise specified.

*The Internship (PREX396) can only be completed in a NSW school.

Before undertaking the final placement, all Teacher Education Students in this degree must complete and pass both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.


Please select your unit from the list below to see more in-depth information about your placements in this degree:

PREX195

Specific Information

This is a 15 day block placement in a primary school setting where the pre-service teacher will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Placements that can be accepted

  • Mainstream primary classrooms
  • Release from Face-to-Face (RFF) placements*
  • Library placements**
  • Distance Education settings
  • Special Education settings***

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, Distance Education, library or Special Education setting in PREX195 or PREX295.

*The RFF teacher must be covering all of the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as part of their workload.

**The library teacher must be taking RFF as part of their workload and work with other classes must occur while administration for the library teacher is undertaken.

***For Special Education settings, the curriculum must align with the NSW/Australian Curriculum and the class must be in a primary school.


Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Work in a tutoring agency
  • Working as an au pair
  • Employment as a governess (or equivalent position)
  • Employment as teacher's aide (or equivalent position such as a Learning Support Officer).
PREX295

Specific Information

This is a 20 day block placement in a primary
school
setting where the pre-service teacher will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Placements that can be accepted

  • Mainstream primary classrooms
  • Release from Face-to-Face (RFF) placements*
  • Library placements**
  • Distance Education settings
  • Special Education settings***

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, Distance Education, library or Special Education setting in PREX195 or PREX295.

*The RFF teacher must be covering all of the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as part of their workload.

**The library teacher must be taking RFF as part of their workload and work with other classes must occur while administration for the library teacher is undertaken.

***For Special Education settings, the curriculum must align with the NSW/Australian Curriculum and the class must be in a primary school.


Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Work in a tutoring agency
  • Working as an au pair
  • Employment as a governess (or equivalent position)
  • Employment as teacher's aide (or equivalent position such as a Learning Support Officer).
PREX395

Specific Information

This is a 35 day placement in a primary school setting where the pre-service teacher will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The placement is completed in two parts; a 15 day block and a 20 day block.


Placements that can be accepted

  • Mainstream primary classrooms

Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Any placement type that varies from a mainstream classroom setting.

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, distance education, library and special education setting in PREX195
or PREX295.

PREX396

Internship

This placement consists of a 50 day placement in a New South Wales school where the pre-service teacher will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Graduate Level Placements

This is the final placement where the pre-service teacher is assessed against all of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Level as per BOSTES requirements.


Specific Information

This placement must be completed in a 50 day block in a primary
school
setting where the pre-service teacher will be assessed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate level.

For this placement, students (pre-service teachers) will be responsible for 0.6 of a weekly teaching load under minimal supervision once they reach the second phase of the Internship. They must also complete an Action Research Project as part of another unit.

This Internship can only be completed in a New South Wales school as UNE does not have any Internship agreement with any other states.


Placements that can be accepted

  • Mainstream primary classrooms

Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Any placement type that varies from a mainstream classroom setting.

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, distance education, library or special education setting in PREX195 or PREX295.