EDUC 5287


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course


Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To support preservice teachers as reflective practitioners to consolidate and apply their research and professional knowledge, understandings and skills as early childhood preservice teachers within the Junior Primary classroom context.

Course content

Preservice teachers will attend on campus workshops and undertake supervised placements in a junior primary setting where they will apply their skills developed throughout their program to demonstrate that they meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a Graduate level in an inquiry-based curriculum. preservice teachers will focus on the role of the early childhood educator in a junior primary context; the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum in planning, assessing and reporting; play-based learning across the curriculum for the early years of school; understanding the importance of appropriate, timely and constructive feedback; student and teacher self-efficacy; beliefs informing practice and social justice implications; teacher wellbeing; legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers; career development and critically analysing and presenting data on professional practice.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5259 English Education (Junior Primary)
EDUC 5267 Mathematics and Science Education (R-2)


Completion of UniSA Literacy & Numeracy Self-Evaluation & an approved RRHAN course completed whilst enrolled in ITE program. RRHAN training must be completed prior to field placement.

Teaching method

Component Duration
Field Placement 8 hours (as required) x 35 days
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Placement, Professional plan, Reflection

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.


EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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