Course Title: Introduction to the teaching profession

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to the teaching profession

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Sam Vlcek

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you teaching as a profession and bring to life knowledge, themes and emergent approaches to contemporary teaching and learning. You will be introduced to expectations of teachers including those set out in the AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers, as well as legal and ethical responsibilities. You will focus on the social, technological and cultural influences on children and how these might shape learning and teaching. You will begin to develop your foundational skills in teaching; including, observation, reflection, developing positive classroom environments, and planning learning experiences.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following BP320P24 program learning outcomes:  

  • Adopt and apply sustainable, ethical, and collaborative pedagogical approaches to transform education in local and global social contexts. 
  • Draw on evidence-based theory and reflective practice to adapt to the changing needs of the profession and to identify professional learning needs to improve student learning outcomes. 

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


AITSL Standards

1. Critically discuss the principles of ethical conduct and relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes that apply to teachers 

6.1, 7.2 

2. Explain the characteristics of engaging, supportive and safe learning environments 

4.1, 7.2

3.Reflect on yourself as a learner and an emerging teacher to better understand youe educational values and beliefs  

6.1 6.3

4.Develop self-regulation and study skills to support your learning as a student and future teacher  

6.1 6.3

Overview of Learning Activities

To successfully complete this course, you will need to participate in tutorials/workshops and other learning events. You will need to complete regular weekly learning tasks that may involve online activities, reading broadly, analysing video materials and case studies, reporting critically on set questions, researching course topics, and completing prescribed assessment tasks. 

You are required to be proactive and self-directed in your learning; asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required. 

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as workshops, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Teaching and learning may be face to face, online, or a combination of both. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes (CLO) and on your development against the program learning outcomes. The assessment is also mapped against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).  

Assessment alignment for this course includes:   

Assessment Tasks 

  Title  Weighting  CLOs  APSTs 
AT 1  Brochure: Our Classroom  35%  CLO1; CLO2 


4.1, 7.2 
AT 2  Team Planning  50%  CLO1; CLO2; CLO4 


AT 3  Team planning- Reflection  15%  CLO3; CLO4 



Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.