This page has all the information you need to engage in the following PE units
- PE1 – MTS502
- PE2 – MTS504
- PE3 – MTC600
Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block according to the dates in the Curtin Professional Experience Calendar and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment.
The Professional Experience units within the secondary program are purposefully structured to ensure you develop the skills and content knowledge required to support your development as a teacher. The initial focus is upon pedagogy and planning; then you will move on to managing learning environments and finally assessment practices.
The first Professional Experience involves a two-week block placement. Emphasis during the first placement is on helping you to relate successfully to students in small groups and on an individual basis, developing basic skills and knowledge as a novice teacher, and gaining an understanding of the role of the teacher.
For the second Professional Experience, you will have a three-week block placement. The focus for this professional experience is creating and managing a positive learning environment.
In the third and final Professional Experience, you will have a four-week block placement. It is intended to build on the learning experienced during the previous units and to extend this to the development of a personal teaching philosophy and classroom management plan.
The particular focus of this unit is the development of a personal philosophy of education including classroom management, development of assessment and evaluation skills, and the further development of lesson planning skills.
Find details about PE requirements in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) PE Handbook
The following documents and links have everything you need to prepare for PE:
*For students outside of WA only
Use the following documents when approaching schools to find a PE placement:
WA students will be placed in a school by the Professional Experience Team, as is required by the Teacher Registration Board of WA.
For PE Academic queries please contact your Tutor, Unit Coordinator, or Course Coordinator.