IMPORTANT : All students requiring a professional placement must be enrolled in the EPT subject at least one month prior to the placement commencement date to be eligible for placement allocation. Before any student can attend a placement, students will all need to upload the following mandatory documents loaded into InPlace. These should be uploaded to your Details tab.
WWCC VIC (required by anyone with a placement in Victoria) (*) – Enter your card number, expiry date and upload a scanned copy of your card to InPlace. Please note that all Albury students must have both a NSW and VIC Working with Children check.
Teacher education students enrolled in the Bachelor of Educational Studies are required to submit a Request to Waive Pre-Requisite Study Form to Student Administration prior to enrolling in the relevant professional experience subject. Please attach the following documents to your prerequisite waiver application:
This information must be sent to Student Administration, who will arrange for it to be assessed by the Course Administration Team. The Course Administration Team will notify you of the outcome of your waiver application. After you have been granted the prerequisite waiver, you must enrol in the professional experience subject and complete the mandatory placement requirements outlined in this section.
Teacher education students enrolled in Primary and Secondary professional placements must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) before they are eligible for their final professional experience placement:
Please review all your InPlace data, check to make sure all your data is complete and up to date.
Many schools now require you to present these certificates before you are able to enter the classroom, so it is very important that you have this information with you at the commencement of your placement and keep the data up to date in InPlace for audit purposes.
The Working with Children Check expires every 5 years. Your check must be current and valid to the end of your placement.
Teacher Education Students completing their placement allocations must ensure that they comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the State/Country of where their placement is occurring. Teacher Education Students must provide evidence to the Workplace Learning Team, that they have applied/met the legislation requirements of the relevant State/Country, in order for placement to be confirmed. Please note that a full police check can take an extended period of time, so you should commence the process early to prevent timing problems.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian States and Territories. If the State/Country you are completing your placement in does not require a WWCC or similar please advise the Workplace Learning Team so that placement organisation is not unnecessarily delayed.
Anaphylaxis training expires every two years. Please ensure yours is current and valid to the end of your placement before applying for placement.
The NSW Institute of Teachers and the Department of Education and Communities require that all initial teacher education students have training in anaphylaxis. In order to meet this requirement, ALL CSU students in teacher education courses, other than the Bachelor of Education (Birth-5), must complete a free, online training module provided by the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) before undertaking any professional experience placement. Full details are available here.
This is the only training that will be accepted by the Department to meet the requirement of Anaphylaxis training for initial teacher education students.
The Department does NOT require university personnel to witness that students have demonstrated use of the auto-injector prior to professional experience in schools.
The test is designed to assess personal literacy and numeracy capabilities. It is computer-based and consists of both multiple choice and short answer questions. The purpose of the test is to demonstrate to future employers that early career teachers have high levels of literacy and numeracy.
Students must pass the test before undertaking their final professional experience placement.
CSU has put into place a range of support options specifically for initial teacher education students preparing for the test, which are available from the moment an offer is accepted. If you are a current CSU student and have any questions regarding the test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following websites provide detailed information about the test:
https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au is the Australian Council for Educational Research LANTITE site, which includes sample questions and how to register.
http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/future-returning-teachers/become-a-teacher/literacy-and-numeracy-tests has New South Wales specific information.