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Professional Experience for Preservice and Graduate Student Teachers

Bachelor of Education students have at least one Professional Experience placement in each year of the program while Master of Teaching and Learning and Graduate Diploma of Education students have at least three placement opportunities to prepare them for the teaching profession.

Professional Experience placements are organised for students based on their nominated locations. Because JCU works closely with North Queensland and Far North Queensland school communities, students are usually placed in their preferred locations.

The program is aligned with the course structure to be progressively more complex in the professional learning activities as well as interaction with the school community.

Note: Students must hold a Blue Card before starting their first placement. Applications should be made at least 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the practicum.

Guides detailing all requirements for Professional Experience.

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help with most of the things you would like to know about Professional Experience placements. If you should have any unanswered questions please email your enquiry to the WIL Placement Team (