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EDFE20037 - Professional Praxis 4: Transition to Teaching

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This is the fourth and final in-school 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 contextual 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 including the elements of teaching, planning, assessing and reflecting through demonstrating 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). Achieving the Graduate Career Stage illustrates your readiness to enter the workplace. To be eligible to pass this unit you will also need to supply evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE). You must pass all assessment tasks to pass this 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

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 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2022 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. Written Assessment 0%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Online Test 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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 17.65% 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 Evaluation
The tutorials were interesting and supportive and provided appropriate scaffolding for the placement and the GPTA.
Continue to offer tutorials with a focus on scaffolding the GTPA and the placement.
Action Taken
Weekly tutorials that scaffolded placement and GTPA requirements were held throughout the term
Source: Student evaluations
Tutorials provided thorough scaffolding of the GTPA requriements
Maintain weekly schedule for zoom tutorials to scaffold the GTPA requirements
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
  6. Evidence successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education.

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, which is explicitly aligned with the Professional Experience Reporting Framework.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Online Test