Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) contains 120 days of professional experience; 60 days in a primary school setting and 60 days in an Early Childhood setting. These placements are embedded in EDEC103, EDUC104, EDIT100, EDEC201, EDEC202, EDEC203,  EDLT301, EDSP323, EDEC324 and EDCX302.This course has 10 days of professional experience in other units that do not feature on this site.

Early Childcare Settings

All professional experience placements in an Early Childhood setting must meet the following requirements to be counted for placement. The Early Childhood setting must:

  • Be a setting approved by ACECQA that caters for children prior to school age;
  • Be using the Early Learning Years Framework.

Primary School Settings

All professional experience placements in a primary 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 in a school, 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:

EDEC103 (PrEx 10)

General Requirements for
this Placement

This is a 10 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged birth to five years.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be a minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.

EDEC103 Specific Requirements


Acceptable Venues for this
Placement

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood setting that accommodates for children aged birth to five years.

Unacceptable Venues for
this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDUC104 (PrEx 10)

This is a 10 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged three to five years.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.


Acceptable Venues for this
Placement

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood setting that accommodates for children aged birth to five years.

Unacceptable Venues for
this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDIT100 (PrEx 10)

This Placement and Information Technology

This placement is embedded in the unit EDIT100. While the unit content is about learning Information Technology (IT), the placement is not directly related to IT so does not need to be in a computer class. Information Technology is covered in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as part of the whole of teaching.


Specific Requirements

This is a 10 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 EDIT100
or EDLT301.

*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
  • Work 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)
EDEC201 (PrEx 10)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a 10 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with infants and toddlers.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.

EDEC201 Specific Requirements


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting that accommodates for infants and toddlers.

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDEC203 (PrEx 5)

General Requirements for
this Placement

This is a five day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children under the age of three.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.

EDEC203 Specific Requirements


Acceptable Venues for this
Placement

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood setting that accommodates for children under the age of three.

Unacceptable Venues for
this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDEC202 (PrEx 10)

General Requirements for
this Placement

This is a 10 day placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged three to five years.


Specific Requirements

The supervising teacher must be minimum three year trained Early Childhood teacher.

EDEC202 Specific Requirement


Acceptable Venues for this
Placement

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting that accommodates for children aged three to five years.

Unacceptable Venues for
this Placement

  • Family day care
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDLT301 (PrEx 15)

This Placement and Planning for Effective Learning

This placement is embedded in the unit EDLT301. The placement is not directly associated with planning and assessment for learning yet planning for assessment is part of teaching as a whole.


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.

EDLT301 Specific Requirements


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 EDIT100
or EDLT301.

*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
  • Work 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)
EDSP323 (PrEx 15)

This Placement and Classroom Behaviour Management

This placement is embedded in the unit EDSP323. The placement component does not have to be in a Special Education setting as behaviour and classroom management are part of teaching as a whole as outlined in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Specific Requirements

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.

EDSP323 Specific Requirements


Placements that can be accepted

  • Mainstream primary classrooms

Placements that cannot be accepted

  • RFF placements
  • Work in a distance education setting
  • Library placement
  • Placement in a special education unit
  • 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)

Pre-service teachers may only complete one placement in an RFF, distance education, library or Special Education setting inEDIT100 or EDLT301.

EDEC324 (PrEx 5)

General Requirements for this Placement

This is a five day adult-oriented placement in an ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting where whole setting early education management and leadership are investigated. If the student is currently employed in an Early Childhood Centre, this placement must occur outside the current or past place of employment.


Specific Requirements

The supervising director must be a minimum four year degree trained Early Childhood teacher.

EDEC324 Specific Requirements


Acceptable Venues for this Placement

  • An ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education and Care setting that is NOT the UNE student's workplace (this could be a child care centre, a family day care co-ordinating scheme, or a preschool if the Director has significant non-teaching leadership roles).

Unacceptable Venues for this Placement

  • Any Early Childhood Education and Care setting in which the UNE student is working or has worked
  • Family day care educator’s home setting (a Family Day Care Co-ordinating Scheme office setting is acceptable)
  • Vacation Care
  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Babysitting
  • Parental duties
  • Working as an au pair
EDCX302 (PrEx 20)

This Placement and Aboriginal Education

This placement is embedded in the unit EDCX302. It is not a requirement of the placement to be completed in a setting with a specific ratio of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. Cultural perspectives and understanding, differentiation of curriculum, disability support strategies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education strategies are included in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


Specific Requirements

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

EDCX302 Specific Requirements


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 EDIT100 or EDLT301.