EPR704 - Internship


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 4
EFTSL value: 0.500
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2020 must be enrolled in course E760, E761, E762, E763


Students commencing course E760, E761, E762, E763 in 2020,
must have passed 12 credit points and
must have passed 1 unit from ECE733, EPR713, EPR723, EPR733, EPR715, EPR725, EPR735, EPR785

Students must also contact Student Services prior to enrolling in this unit

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 600-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

Learning experiences are via the unit site

Students are required to undertake the internship which involves the completion of a 10-week unpaid full-time professional experience (placement) in a Victorian early childhood centre or school.

Interns will undertake autonomous teaching for a minimum capacity of .5 of FT teaching load and, under the direction of a mentor, will undertake the duties expected of a graduate teacher during the remaining .5 time allocation.

Students must complete an application form and attend a 1 x 2-hour online briefing prior to the professional experience (placement) and a 1 x 2-hour online debriefing/evaluation session after the professional experience (placement) has concluded.


This unit cannot be repeated if failed. Students must signal their intention to undertake an internship by the end of their first trimester. Interns must hold Permission To Teach prior to undertaking the Internship and will be directed as to how and when to apply for this once they are accepted into the Internship.


The Internship unit offers pre-service teachers in their final trimester an extended opportunity to gain experience working semi-independently as a teacher in either an early childhood centre, or a primary or secondary school. Participants will have completed successfully the Deakin Authentic Teacher Assessment (ATA) or Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment (DTPA). During the Internship, participants will be required to demonstrate competence in the core work of teachers, i.e. planning, assessing and evaluating for learning; selecting and utilising appropriate pedagogies and technologies; recording and reporting on student progress to key stakeholders, building appropriate relationships with learners and colleagues and participating in the life of the centre or school and community.

In the Internship, participants will teach and work for 10-weeks, in order to further develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the daily work of teachers. During this time, they will be provided with academic supervision and support through both face-to-face consultations and online communication. Over the course of the internship, participants will be required to keep a learning log where they raise concerns and questions for discussion with supervisors and/or online communication to regularly reflect on their own learning as well as the progress of their students.

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