Bachelor of General Studies/Bachelor of Teaching

This degree contains either 60 or 80 days* of professional experience in a school setting depending on your year of enrolment. These placements are embedded in PREX201, PREX302, PREX303 for those who started in 2009 and also includes PREX303 for those who started in 2010. 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.

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:

2009

Those who began their Bachelor of General Studies/Bachelor of Teaching degree in 2009 will be required to complete 60 days of professional experience. Students will need to check their letter of offer or contact the enrolments team to confirm the year they began their degree.

PREX201 (20 days)

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 PREX201.

*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).
PREX302 (20 days)

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 PREX201.

*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).
PREX303 (20 days)

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. 


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 the requirements of BOSTES.


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 PREX201.

2010

Those who began their Bachelor of General Studies/Bachelor of Teaching degree in 2010 will be required to complete 80 days of professional experience. Students will need to check their letter of offer or contact the enrolments team to confirm the year they began their degree.

PREX201 (20 days)

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 PREX201.

*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).
PREX302 (20 days)

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 PREX201 or PREX302.

*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).
PREX303 (20 days)

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

Placements that cannot be accepted

  • Work in a tutoring agency
  • Working as an au pair
  • Employment as a governess (or equivalent position)
  • Release from Face-to-Face (RFF) placements
  • Library placements
  • Distance Education settings
  • Special Education settings
  • Employment as teacher's aide (or equivalent position such as a Learning Support Officer).

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, Distance Education, library or Special Education setting in PREX201 or PREX302.

PREX304 (20 days)

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. 


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.


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 PREX201 or PREX302.