ECN725 - Teaching Strategies for Vocational Pathways


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online with intensive

Trimester 2: Online with intensive

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in E530, E537, E725, E730, E737

Students must have completed unit ECN704

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

This unit includes a hurdle requirement for pre-service teachers to arrange 15-days of professional experience (placement) experience in an alternative and/or applied learning setting, to be negotiated with the unit chair. This professional experience (placement) is in addition to the required 60-days of supervised teaching practice.

Note: Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning students who are current practicing teachers may apply for a waiver or conduct the professional experience (placement) in their own institution.

Inclusion of a one day on campus intensive to be held during Week 1 of the Trimester.


In-person attendance requirements

This unit has an indicative number of professional experience (placement) days.

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This unit examines curriculum, learning environments, pedagogy and assessment approaches used in senior secondary school pathways which prepare people for life and work beyond school. Students will identify environmental and contextual factors that impact on vocational learning in order to plan for, develop and reflect on applied learning vocational programs. Students will critically reflect on their personal skills and past experiences to inform the development of quality vocational programs. The unit develops advanced knowledge and skills of programs such as the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) and the VCE Vocational Major (VM) stream, or equivalent senior secondary school pathways. Students will apply strategies for designing, teaching and assessing programs, and providing feedback, that meet quality assurance requirements and are responsive to the learning needs of specific student cohorts. The unit will also explore vocational pathways and support systems available to facilitate transition into further education training and employment.

Hurdle requirement

Professional experience is a requirement of the Victorian Institution of Teaching for the preparation of teachers. In this unit you will complete 15 days of the required 75 days for the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary). Satisfactory completion of the professional experience is required in order to pass this unit.

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