EPR704 - Internship


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (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 EPR713, EPR723, EPR733, EPR715, EPR725, EPR735  

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




Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 600 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Students are required to complete a minimum of 10-weeks full time placement in conjunction with their host organisation.

Students must attend a 1 x 4-hour briefing session at Burwood Campus prior to the placement and a 1 x 4-hour debriefing/evaluation session after the placement at Burwood Campus.

Interns are expected to work at a minimum capacity of .6 of FT teaching load and complete planning, special projects and cloud supported learning activities onsite in the school during the remaining .4 time allocation.

This includes meetings and visits with DU academic staff (x 2 per 10-week period) and regular (at least weekly) meetings with supervising mentors.

Time engaging in Cloud learning and support materials is expected to total a combined equivalent of 6-8 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, reflecting on teaching and independent study toward portfolio preparation.


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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). 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 students and colleagues and participating in the life of the 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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