Details for Professional Experience

This 10-day initial Professional Experience (PEX) placement is in the early childhood or primary classroom context. This professional experience aims to introduce TES to the early childhood education and care setting or primary school context where they can see theory put into practice. The TES will be required to observe and evaluate children’s interactions and learning, and to plan and engage in play-based or classroom learning experiences based on their theoretical studies, the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) or relevant syllabus and reflect on their developing teaching skills.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP110
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Fitzsimmons


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Professional Experience

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Observe elements of the cultural, community and family contexts of children’s lives and identify a range of teaching and management approaches and strategies, including the giving of verbal or non-verbal instructions, for an early childhood education and care centre environment;
  2. Describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety working within the early childhood setting, and legislative requirements;
  3. Define a range of intentional teaching practices-including monitoring, planning and recording that engage children in learning appropriate to their interests, abilities and needs;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the realities of working in an early childhood setting context;
  5. Discriminate by observation and reflection the practices of professional educators;
  6. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  7. Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in early childhood setting contexts from a Christian context.

This course may be offered in the following formats

 This subject involves mandatory professional experience in an early childhood service

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Observational Journal
  • Performance Review

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references