EDFE13034 - Internship - Engagement with Catholic School Communities

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, Interns in Catholic school settings participate in all aspects of teaching, learning and engagement with the school community during a sustained period of professional practice. You will take an active role in all aspects of the professional work of teachers while enhancing your religious literacy and understanding of both the knowledge components of the Catholic religion and its living components (or “practice”) within broader Catholic communities. In your role as an intern, you will collect evidence of your understanding of, and engagement with, the people, places, resources and language of Religious Education in contemporary Catholic school settings. You will develop a personal professional philosophy that expresses an understanding of your role in Catholic schools as places of learning and your responsibilities for engagement with faith communities that value and practice social justice principles as a way of expressing and living out Christian beliefs. The internship is designed as a guided partnership between you (the intern) and a mentor teacher. This placement supports your transition from pre-service teacher to an autonomous, collaborative, reflective educator who can consistently demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions described in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) and a secure understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the Catholic Education system.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Students enrol in this unit concurrently with EDFE14021 to complete the block placements over a continuous 10 week period.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.9% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Course tutor and student feedback
Zoom sessions were well received
Continue arrangements for Zoom sessions.
Action Taken
A series of zoom sessions were scheduled throughout the teaching term and internship placement.
Source: Course tutor and student emails
Clarify Assessment Task 1
The task description for assessment task 1 will be reworded.
Action Taken
Assessment Task 1 was rewritten to remove confusion in terminology and requirements for the final eportfoliol assessment task for this unit.
Source: Student evaluations
Requirements for assessment were clearly and explicitly outlined
Maintain current task descriptions and delivery of zoom sessions that unpack and explain assessment requirements
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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