EDFE20037 - Professional Praxis 4: Transition to Teaching

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the final placement for Master of Teaching pre-service teachers. In this unit you will build both theoretical and practical knowledge to consolidate your understanding and application of your ability to plan and teach effectively, manage effectively, assess and record learning and display dispositions of appropriate professional conduct. You will complete 5 single day visits prior to completing a 20 day continuous block placement in a school under the mentorship of a supervising teacher and complete set tasks for this placement as outlined in the Information and Guidelines for the Supervision of Pre-service Teachers booklet. Embedded in this unit is the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA), a culminating authentic assessment designed to enable you to demonstrate achievement of the professional standards and provide confirmation of your readiness for classroom practice. Your response to this task will be a reflection of your teaching practice through demonstration of your ability to use data to improve learning and teaching by aligning curriculum, pedagogy and assessment taking into consideration school contexts and learner diversity. The block placement culminates in the completion of the Final Professional Experience Recommendation form through measuring the standard that has been achieved by you through comparing it against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage). To be eligible to enrol in this unit, students must have successfully completed all other units in the course, except the units in the final capstone Term which are completed alongside this final placement unit.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite EDFE20036 Professional Praxis 3: Enacting Learning and Teaching

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, students must have successfully completed all other units in the course, except the units in the final capstone term which are completed alongside or before this final placement unit.

Students must have successfully completed both the Literacy and Numeracy components of LANTITE with a result of 'Standard Achieved' and have submitted a Placement Registration form on or prior to the Closing Date recorded on the form to be eligible to enrol in Professional Praxis 4.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 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 Postgraduate 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%

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.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 20.95% 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: Student evaluations
Tutorials scaffolded all placement and GTPA requirements
Maintain thorough scaffolding of GTPA and placement requirements
Action Taken
Weekly tutorials scaffolded all aspects of the placement and the GTPA
Source: SUTE
Provide more recent examples of the GTPA
Updated examples of each practice will be provided on the moodle site
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching experiences using appropriate content knowledge and links to curriculum, as well as teaching strategies and resources to teach the content at graduate career stage
  2. Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment at graduate career stage
  3. Assess, record, provide feedback and report on student learning at graduate career stage
  4. Apply the relevant ethical and legislative requirements and applicable codes of ethics to teaching practice at graduate career stage
  5. Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to monitor professional learning and improve professional practice in response to feedback, self-evaluation and reflection.

Assessment in this unit is consistent with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework in Queensland. Pre-service teachers demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) during the placement for this unit. Additionally pre-service teachers will complete the written component of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment task based on their planning and teaching during the placement.  This task is explicitly aligned with multiple focus areas of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8