Professional Engagement

Thank you for your commitment to, and participation in, our Professional Engagement Program. Our ongoing partnerships with key schools across NSW provide invaluable opportunities for our Teacher Education Students to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and are fundamental to the development of the next generation of Australian teachers.

We see Professional Engagement as a vehicle for integrating theory and practice. What our Teacher Education Students learn at university is realized in classrooms and experience in schools and classrooms, and in turn informs and anchors our programs. In order for this process to fulfil its potential, it is vital that we build shared understandings and expectations with all our partners in the professional growth of the next generation of teachers.

Please take the time to read the handbook carefully. We hope the information provided is informative and clear but please don’t hesitate to contact our Professional Experience Office if you need clarification. We are confident our Teacher Education Students are committed to gaining the most from their time in schools and that, with your support, they will develop readiness for the challenges of professional teaching.

Professional Engagement handbook

Professional Experience handbook (PDF)

Appendix 1 - Evidence of Professionalism (PDF)

Appendix 2 - Procedures for Teacher Education Student requiring additional support (PDF)

Appendix 3 - Action plan (PDF)

Appendix 4 - Policy on Enrolment and Progression (PDF)

Appendix 5 - Inherent requirements for initieal teacher education programs (PDF)

Appendix 6 - Graduate teacher standards evidence guide to support professional experience (PDF)

Appendix 7 - Classroom practice continuum (PDF)