EPR732 - Building Capacity in Professional Experience


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

Enrolments close on 15 November (year preceding)^


Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Enrolments close on 15 May^

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E763, D303 or D304


Students commencing from 2020 who are enrolled in E763, D303 or D304; complete 4 credit points at Level 7 including EPR731.

Students who commenced prior to 2020, must complete 4 credit points at Level 7 including:

  • EEE751, and
  • EPR731 or EPR701

Students commencing study prior to 2020 who are enrolled in E763, D303, or D304; complete EEE752 and any one of:

ECA731, ECA733, ECA735, ECL761, EHI701, EHU701, ESH702, ESM704, ESM724, ESP705, ESS741, ESS744, ETL700, ETL709, ETL710

Otherwise, Nil

Incompatible with:

EPR702, EPR712, EPR722, EPR742, EPR752

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and, 1 x 3-hour Seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks) and 1 x 1-hour Placement Briefing Lecture.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week. This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks). It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester. Participation is highly recommended in the scheduled 1 hour Blackboard Collaborate Placement Briefing Session.

In-person attendance requirements

^Professional Experience

Pre-service Teachers will also be required to attend 25-days* of Professional Experience in a Secondary School setting.

Please note that ALL Professional Experience days must be successfully completed to pass this unit.

Pre-service Teachers are advised to check the most current Professional Experience Calendars for specific details and dates. During Professional Experience placements, students are frequently required to undertake planning and preparation outside of the full time teaching day.

Placement days are full days of attendance from approximately 8.30 – 4.00pm.

Professional placements must adhere to the Professional Experience Office policies and Faculty-approved calendars if undertaken in Victoria. Interstate students may be allocated an alternative placement block relative to local school holidays. To meet university assessment timelines, this will be the nearest dates to the Victorian placement calendar, as possible. 

  • Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on 15 November (of proceeding year).
  • Trimester 2 enrolments for this unit close on 15 May.

Pre-service Teachers must meet requirements for placement attendance compliance including current Working With Children Check (relevant to state/territory), National Police Check and Immunisation record (or relevant supporting medical documentation, if no record exists). This information needs to be registered on InPlace prior to attending placements. 

Please refer to the Professional Experience Office website for further information regarding your professional experience placement.


This unit focuses on working effectively with learners, both in small groups and whole groups, with specific acknowledgement and understanding of their context for learning. Preservice Teachers will research and plan learning experiences, focusing on creating a sequence of learning for a specific cohort of diverse learners. They will critically reflect on and analyse teaching practice working from the position of a practitioner researcher. They are expected to use effective and ethical communication practices in learning contexts and ensure safe, supportive and challenging inclusive learning-friendly environments as they build their capacities in planning for learning and successfully guiding learners and managing learning environments. Preservice Teachers will review and analyse the effectiveness of their planning and pedagogy including demonstrating the ethical and effective use of learning tools, data/evidence and teaching strategies. Discussions with peers, colleagues, supervisors and Deakin staff will be used to critically reflect on and improve the effectiveness of planned and enacted teaching as a result of considered engagement with and implementation of a range of learning assessment tasks. Preservice Teachers will be expected to articulate an informed emergent professional position through discussions with colleagues, peers, parents and mentors about their teaching and learning decisions.

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