Deakin pre-service teachers are supported in all aspects of professional experience and have ongoing communication with the staff to ensure that they have the best opportunity to develop as teachers.
Manager of Professional Experience
Matching students with schools
Deakin works closely with schools to ensure that practical experiences provide the best possible learning opportunities for future teachers.
A dedicated team will work with you to find the right placement based on your interests, skills, residential location and mode of transport.
Deakin participates in the Victorian State Government supported teaching academies and alliances program.
Our alliance partners in three of Deakin's campus areas provide pre-teachers with placement opportunities in local schools. Some of these placements are exclusive to Deakin students.
Placements around the corner or around the world
When you complete your teaching degree at Deakin, you'll be able to teach in Australia or you may choose to take your skills abroad.
Why not gain that international perspective sooner? Our Global Education Program offers you the chance to take a student placement overseas or in a remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community context.
Experience different cultures, languages, teaching practices and ideas.
Working with Children Check
Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (VIC) a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing a placement in a school.
Your WWCC has to remain current throughout your course.
If you can't obtain a WWCC, practical training in a school won’t be provided and you won't be able to complete the degree.
From 1 July 2016, the Australian Government requires all teaching graduates pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students in order to teach.