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Pre-service teacher placement process

Professional Experience offers pre-service teachers a valuable chance to acquire classroom exposure alongside their studies. Engaging in classroom-based professional experience enables aspiring pre-service teachers to establish strong connections between the theoretical knowledge acquired in course work and the hands-on practical encounters experienced during the professional experience placement.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team assist pre-service teachers with professional experience and liaises with a wide range of stakeholders to negotiate and range placements. Contact the team at +61 07 4631 2359 (8.00 am and 5.00 pm (AEST) Mon – Fri) or email them at 

Professional Experience information relating to specific courses can be found in the drop-down tab on the left side of the screen and the drop-down menus below. Each link has the information needed to undertake professional experience. 

Students are not permitted to approach schools or centres in Queensland to negotiate placements as outlined in the Partnership Agreements included in the Professional experience reporting framework.

Placement communication is distributed to students through a bulk communication process. Please refer to the Student Placement Communication Flow Chart (PDF 12KB) for further information.

For the purposes of an education placement a day is defined as 8 hours, e.g. being on site from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Any absences must be made up as a course requirement to complete the placement and ensure eligibility for QCT registration. 

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Contact us

Email the Placement Office:

Placement enquiries: Submit a placement enquiry online

Submit a Blue Card form: Submit a Blue Card enquiry online

Phone: +61 7 4631 2359 
Chat with us between 9.00am and 4.00pm (AEST) Mon - Fri