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.
To be eligible to complete a professional experience placement in all NSW Public schools, you must complete the following additional requirements and the completion dates must be current.
Present the completed certificates, including your Anaphylaxis, Mandatory Child Protection Training and your signed Pre-service teacher acknowledgement to the school prior to or on the first day of your professional experience placement.
In addition to completing a Working with Children Check (WWCC), you must also have this WWCC verified by the Department of Education before your first placement.
To have your WWCC verified with the Department you must:
Note: You will receive an email confirmation once your WWCC has been verified by the Probity Unit. The verification process may take more than 10 days.
You will also need to present photo ID on your first day of professional experience.
This induction training only needs to be completed once. A certificate is provided on completion of this training.
To access this training:
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:
The Australian Government Department of Health Infection Control Training - COVID-19 available at: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training Students are encouraged to complete this training but it is not mandatory.
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 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.
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, unless they are completing the Bachelor of Education (Birth- 5 Years) degree.
Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt student and have any questions regarding the test, please email Academic Skills support on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following websites provide detailed information about the test:
Australian Council for Educational Research LANTITE, which includes sample questions and how to register.
New South Wales specific information