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Clinical Teaching Practice (Prim) 3 (EDUC90879)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90879
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject synthesises Teacher Candidates’ understanding of the characteristics of professional knowledge, clinical practice and engagement for professional accountability in the primary school context. Teacher Candidates will reflect critically on the ways in which educational theory and research inform practice.

The school placement is focused on clinical teaching across all curriculum areas in a generalist primary classroom. Teacher Candidates will demonstrate capacity to make sound clinical judgements and to independently deliver high impact clinical instruction for sustained periods using sequenced lessons and units of work. Teacher candidates will demonstrate a high level of 21st century skills and their ability to develop these skills in students. Experienced Mentor Teachers will continue to support Teacher Candidates in collaboration with academics who are also engaged in the on-campus teaching program.

The Clinical Teaching Practice seminars are framed by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Level. At seminars, Teacher Candidates will engage in collaborative learning and critical reflection.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to: 

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

  • Meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
  • Critically reflect on the ways in which educational theory and research inform teaching practice (Graduate Standard 1.2);
  • Understand the characteristics of learners (Graduate Standard 1.6, 3.1, 3.5);
  • Apply subject and pedagogical content knowledge to create inclusive and productive learning environments (Graduate Standards 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4);
  • Design and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy, integrating digital technologies and differentiating teaching to engage students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6);
  • Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments effectively using practical approaches to promote positive behaviours (Graduate Standards 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4);
  • Design assessment tasks and interpret data and evidence to make clinical judgments about teaching interventions and critically reflect on teaching on learning outcomes (Graduate Standards 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6);
  • Establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents, working independently and collaboratively across the school community (Graduate Standards 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4);
  • Understand key principles of the Code of Ethics for the teaching profession (Graduate Standards 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4); and
  • Understand relevant legislative acts and regulations (Graduate Standards 1.6, 7.2)

Generic skills

MTeach graduates will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • Clinical reasoning and thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Teamwork and professional collaboration
  • Learning to learn and metacognition
  • Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
  • Reflection for continuous improvement
  • Linking theory and practice
  • Inquiry and research
  • Active and participatory citizenship.

Eligibility and requirements


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Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90878 Clinical Teaching Practice (Prim) 2
Semester 1



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Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Demonstration of clinical teaching practice against Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate level: 20 days (equivalent to 2600 words), throughout placement. (50%)
  • Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT) Task (Elements 1-3) (equivalent to 2400 words), due end of semester. (50%)

Hurdle Requirement:

  • 100% attendance on all placement days, throughout placement
  • 100% attendance at all professional seminars, throughout placement
  • The interim clinical teaching practice report must be passed, mid semester
  • Submission of completed AfGT Template 1, mid semester
  • Both graded tasks must be passed and all hurdles met to successfully complete the subject

Dates & times

  • February
    Principal coordinatorNadine Crane
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTwo preparation days, 20 days of Clinical Teaching Practice in a primary school, three 2-hour seminars.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 5 February 2019 to 4 May 2019
    Last self-enrol date22 February 2019
    Census date 8 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 April 2019
    Assessment period ends 4 May 2019

    February contact information

  • July
    CoordinatorNadine Crane
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursPERMISSION OF THE SUBJECT COORDINATOR IS REQUIRED TO ENROL IN THE JULY STUDY PERIOD. Two preparation days, 20 days of Clinical Teaching Practice in a primary school, three 2-hour seminars.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period15 July 2019 to 18 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 August 2019
    Census date 9 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail20 September 2019
    Assessment period ends 1 November 2019

    July contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

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Last updated: 8 June 2019