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ETP402 - University-To-Work Transition

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Offering information:

This unit commences in 2015.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 2015 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Toe
Campus contact:

A Vongalis-Macrow (Burwood (Melbourne))

S Rawolle (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

TBA (Warrnambool)


Students must have passed ETP401 & must have passed four units in ETP101, ETP102, ETP201, ETP301, ETP302


Students must be enrolled in course E359.

Incompatible with:

EEP402, EEP403

Contact hours:

3 days intensive X 5 hours = 15 hours intensive

Online contribution = 15 hours

Campus mode = 6 hours

This unit also involves 20 days of supervised professional experience.


Students must pass all components of this unit in order to progress to the next ETP unit in the professional education sequence.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This capstone unit is designed to provide students with a very concrete sense of the course progression.  The students will undertake a review of their undergraduate studies and present their learning to the cohort in small groups.  The capstone provides an opportunity for students to explicitly demonstrate what they have learned throughout their degree.  They will produce a critical reflection on practice drawing on the theoretical and practical knowledge.  The content prepares them for the transition to the workplace and the profession.  The capstone requires students to research and prepare an article for submission to a professional journal on a topic relevant to emerging professionals as they make the transition to work and further engagement in/with the profession. This unit will include three intensive days at a Deakin University campus and Cloud (online) study.

This unit includes 20 days professional experience. During these days the pre-service teacher will:

  • plan a unit of work/whole class program using an appropriate format for extended planning as discussed with supervising teachers
  • teach whole class for at least two lessons a day leading to full control for at least 10 days straight
  • become fully involved in the life and operations of the school, as per a beginning teacher
  • attend and participate in parent/teacher (/student) interviews

The purpose of the 15 day block is to demonstrate the ability to teach for a sustained period of time and consolidate teaching skills.  The Deakin ATA should be undertaken during this period. At the conclusion of this placement, the supervising teacher in conjunction with the University teaching staff will be asked to complete the report and indicate whether the pre-service teacher is ‘Ready to Teach’.


Review of Past Learning, Oral Presentation 15 Minutes, 25%

Evidence Based Report, 600 words, 25%

Journal Contribution, 1400 words, 50%

Hurdle Requirements: Assessing the Professional Experience
For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair.  Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

Unit Fee Information

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