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Teaching Internship (6904.5)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education




    This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:


    This unit is based on an integrated concept of knowledge, skills and attitudes developed over the preceding semesters in curriculum, pedagogy and professional experience. The internship provides continuous and intensive period where a realistic and comprehensive understanding of the complexity of teaching and the teaching profession can be experienced. The unit provides students with an extended opportunity to integrate theory with practice and to incorporate insights into and to modify existing theory. It aims to promote teaching as a professional activity.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. use and develop professional knowledge and values
    2. communicate, interact and to work with students and others
    3. plan and manage the teaching and learning process
    4. honestly assess student progress and learning outcomes
    5. reflect, evaluate and plan for continuous improvement

    Contact Hours

    Five one hour lectures prior to an eight week full time teaching placement in a school setting.


    For other students: Successful completion of all professional experience, curriculum and foundational units in the designated degree prior to the semester in which Teaching Internship occurs.AND(for all students) Students who have failed this unit once: Permission of unit convener.Students who have failed this unit twice: not permitted to enrol.Students who fail this unit will need to meet with the Director, Professional Experience to negotiate an individual plan for increasing the potential for a successful result. Permission of the unit convener is required to enrol in the unit.Students who have failed this unit twice will be required to contact the unit convener and the Director, Professional Experience, and show cause as to why they should be allowed to attempt the unit again. This will be via a written application submitted to the Faculty Assessment Board, which will determine if the student should be enrolled or not enrolled in the unit. This unit is required for teaching courses leading to the Bachelor of Education award. Students who are not able to complete this unit will not meet the academic requirements for this award. Such students may be able to complete the Bachelor of Educational Studies exit award, or transfer to another UC course with credit as outlined in the Credit Policy. Internship occurs.

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