School Of Education

Professional Practice Community EngagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102605.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christina Curry

Equivalent Units
101075 - Professional Experience 3, 102095 - Secondary Professional Practice 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1714, 1848, 1652, 1823, 2804, 2786, 1843, 4742 or 3756. In addition, students enrolled in 1652, 1823, 2804, 2786, 1843, 4742 or 3756 must have passed 160 credit points to enrol in this unit

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Professional Practice Community Engagement is a Professional Experience unit of the Master of Teaching (Secondary), incorporating a ten-day or 60 hours academic service learning placement and is designed to develop sustainable practical knowledge and skills that supplement those developed in the other Professional Experience units. This unit will expand Teacher Education students’ understandings of the contemporary issues confronting the wider education community. As such, a diverse range of alternative educational settings beyond traditional secondary school contexts are utilised to provide a deeper perspective for future secondary teachers beyond curriculum matters, and to facilitate engagement with holistic schooling practices. Teacher Education students choose from the available strands to suit their needs, interests, expertise and communities.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1. Pre-service Teachers are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer. Pre-service Teachers will need to: i. Access the Office of the Children’s Guardian website and complete an online application form to generate an application number. ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail a Working with Children Check number. iii. Email the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au to facilitate processing of a school placement where the document is trimmed and recorded in Callista as a Special Requirement. 2. Students must also complete the online Child Protection Awareness Training, and the NSW Dept. of Education Child Protection Training prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not completed Child Protection Awareness Online Training and the NSW Dept of Education Child Protection Training by the due date will be withdrawn from the unit. 3. Pre-service Teachers must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and email their certificate to AnaphylaxisSec@westernsydney.edu.auPre-service 4. Teachers must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

1714.3Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.4Master of Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT


M1133.1Secondary EducationCURRENT

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