Course Title: Supervised Teaching Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Supervised Teaching Practice

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008

Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Rushbrook

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7854

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

TCHE 1003 Principles of Adult Teaching and Learning and, normally, a total of three courses completed in the program.

Course Description

The Supervised Teaching Practice has been designed to meet the requirements of the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Business Agreement (MBA 2009). The course provides an opportunity for participating teachers to reflect on and improve their teaching practice within an adult or vocational education or training setting. It also allows participants to examine the relationship between their teaching and the theoretical knowledge gained in the program. Through ongoing engagement with a facilitated discussion group of peers, in parallel with feedback and reflection on their VET program delivery, the Supervised Teaching Practice course aims to initiate teachers into a reflective practice process that will be maintained throughout their teaching careers.

VET program delivery suitable for the Supervised Teaching Practice course should meet the following  four minimum criteria:

Direct supervision:

  • 50 hours in which your teaching practice is observed and evaluated by a qualified supervising teacher


Other Professional Practice:

  • 50 hours in which you observe the teaching practice of other teacher practitioners; and
  • 50 hours in which you participate in activities such as attendance at meetings of teachers, development of course materials, student interviews, industry liaison and consultation with external authorities and enterprises; and
  • 50 hours of other activities which may involve further direct supervised teaching practices or further teaching observations or participation in other professional teaching activities.

‘This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.’

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program participants who undertake this course will be required to demonstrate their ability to:
• Prepare an up-to-date teaching portfolio which demonstrates current professional teaching expertise, achievements, and efforts towards professional growth as a teacher
• Actively engage in self-evaluation and continuous improvement as a teacher or trainer in their current VET context
• Participate in professional discussion and debate about current issues in teaching and learning


Please refer to Capability Development

Overview of Learning Activities

Group based seminars and presentations
Teaching, observation and reflection cycles
Self-directed learning and portfolio development

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of references and learning resources, including web based resources, will be suggested to support your professional reading during the course.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.