Course Title: Field Experience - Teaching Practice B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Experience - Teaching Practice B

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Jason Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7095

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.07

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites:  At least six 12 credit point courses of Methods of Teaching and Curriculum Development

Course Description

This course consists of a 20 day placement teaching practicum in schools (alternative teaching method). Pre-service teachers will be fully supervised and assessed by a registered teacher and RMIT University supervisor in their allocated school.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will contribute to the student’s development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL).

Specifically, this course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

  • Demonstrate an understanding of students and know how they learn (PLO1)
  • Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)
  • Plan and implement effective teaching and learning strategies (PLO3)
  • Create and maintain a supportive and safe learning environment (PLO4)
  • Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (PLO5)
  • Engage in professional learning (PLO6)
  • Engage professionally with colleagues, parent/carers and the community (PLO7)

 Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Apply your knowledge of a range of different teaching strategies in the delivery of an alternative teaching method in schools. Apply these strategies coherently and solve problems within the professional context
  2. Develop and apply skills of critical reflection of your own teaching.
  3. Develop an understanding of the operation of an alternative teaching method department and the operational structure of this department within a school.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of design, implementation and evaluation of an assessment tool in an alternative teaching method.
  2. Provide feedback in the teaching context (both verbal and non-verbal) and evaluate the effectiveness of the feedback provided.
  3. Identify, participate and where appropriate provide relevant professional development opportunities during the placement and suggest how it could enhance their alternative teaching method teaching practice in the future.
  4. This extensive placement will provide you with opportunities to engage with the entire school community for 20 days. It is important that you adhere to the professional codes of conduct, engage with parents/carers as well as those in the broader community in a range of context specific situations.

Overview of Learning Activities

Work Integrated Learning Activities in a School (Primary or Secondary) sector.  School placement is the fundamental basis of planned learning experiences for the course. Personal reflection and feedback from supervisors provide a foundation for individual growth.

Attendance is compulsory for the specified teaching period if you are to develop specific teaching (Year 4 level) competencies related to this course

You will undertake as appropriate a minimum of 120 minutes per day of teaching over the duration of 20 days.


Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. 

  • Working with Children Check


Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. 

Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement.  These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.

Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.


Placement Agreements:

Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place.  Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace.


Working with Children Check:

A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student.  Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work.  Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement.  A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance.  It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.



Students are required to purchase and wear the uniform for Health & Physical Education.  The uniform must be worn at all times while on placement.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources for this course include a Teaching manual, supervision and professional feedback by VIT registered teachers. The myRMIT Blackboard site also contains material relevant to this course.

Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks


The assessment for this course will consist of:

    1. Teaching placement (Pass/Fail as determined by the VIT registered supervising teaching and RMIT supervisor)
    2. Teaching Professional Portfolio Part 1 -Design and Implementation (30%) (CLO 1-7).
    3. Teaching Professional Portfolio Part 2- Evaluation & Reporting (50%) (CLOs 1-7)
    4. Teaching Professional Portfolio Part 3- Professional Learning (20%) (CLO's 1-7)


The following hurdle requirements also apply:


Students need to pass the teaching placement and attend 20 days in order to pass the course as required by accreditation. Students are assessed by a VIT registered supervising teacher in their school and RMIT supervising staff.

If you fail to attend placement for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional placement will not be provided by the course. If granted Special Consideration, you will become eligible to complete supplementary placement days to meet the hurdle requirement.



Students need to pass the entire portfolio (50%) in order to pass the course. There are no resubmissions of portfolios to pass the course.