School Of Education

Professional Experience (Additional Needs)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102153.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Must be a qualified teacher

Equivalent Units
101073 - Professional Practice in Context

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1720 Master of Inclusive Education and have successfully completed 40 credit points.

About this Unit
This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills about teaching students with additional needs to a real-life classroom. In turn, this authentic learning experience enriches their future professional growth and capacity to support individuals with additional needs. Students complete a practicum and, where appropriate, a series of field visits and observations, within an educational setting, that supports individuals with additional needs. The placement will be completed in the student’s area of specialisation in an early childhood, primary, secondary or other relevant setting. Students are able to demonstrate a range of skills in planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs for students with additional needs that optimise learning outcomes and inclusion.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

1. Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number. Students will need to: i. Access the NSW 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 of a Working with Children Check number. iii. Email the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au. Where students already have a current Working with Children Check evidence of this must be submitted as above. 2. Students must also attend Child Protection Awareness Training prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not completed Child Protection training will need to withdraw from the unit. Students who have current Child Protection Certification must also present this when presenting their Working with Children Check. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and email their certificate to AnaphylaxisSec@westernsydney.edu.au 4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Inclusive Education.

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