Details for Professional Experience

This 10-day block Professional Experience (PEX) placement is in the early childhood context. This PEX is done in conjunction with EDU315 Leadership and Management so that Teacher Education Student (TES) have first-hand experience of the application of the leadership tasks in an early childhood service. In this PEX TES will shadow  the educational leader to observe how effective leadership builds and promotes a positive organisational culture and professional learning community. This professional experience aims to provide the TES with the skills to become a pedagogical leader in an early childhood education and care setting.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EXP214
  • 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. Identify a range of teaching and management approaches and strategies for an early childhood education and care centre environment;
  2. Understand advanced methods of designing, implementing and evaluating and assessing meaningful and appropriate learning experiences in early childhood and primary education sites;
  3. Describe the professional and ethical responsibilities as a colleague, member of a team and in the wider educational community including parents and other stakeholders
  4. Discriminate by observation and reflection the application of leadership tasks in education sites;
  5. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  6. Understand and apply a range of theories, ideas and practices in relation to motivation and management in early childhood setting contexts from a Christian or alternate 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