You can find useful information about the role of Supervising Teachers, Site Coordinators and Liaisons during placements in the Professional Experience Books located under Placement requirements and reports.
Resources for schools
Site Coordinators and Supervising Teachers play a critical role in the nature and quality of each professional experience placement Pre-service teachers cannot be asked to teach, do playground/bus duty, or take responsibility for a sporting group, excursion, etc. unless accompanied by a registered teacher.
Please see the placement requirements including minimum teaching loads and professional experience reports to be completed for each placement. If you require any assistance during a placement please contact the UniSQ liaison assigned to your school. At the completion of each placement the Site Coordinator will receive an email containing a survey link to finalise the placement results.
Teach Queensland and the Queensland College of Teachers have developed tools and resources to assist supervising teachers while supervising professional experience to support and assess pre-service teachers, and to build knowledge and skills in mentoring.
Interim Indicator Survey – Day 5
Site Coordinators will receive an Interim indicator survey on Day 5 of each placement. This survey is mandatory and must be submitted to the University to indicate pre-service progression to date and the required ongoing level of support. Supervising Teachers and Site Coordinators should seek assistance from the UniSQ Liaison and formally identify students that are experiencing difficulties and/or not meeting the requirements of the placement.
Final Result Survey
At the completion of each placement the Site Coordinator will receive an email containing a survey link to finalise the placement results.
- Professional experience reporting framework guides
- Teaching performance assessments: an overview for school
- Formal Feedback Report (DOC 35 KB) – Supervising Teachers can use this to formally identify students that are experiencing difficulties and/or not meeting the requirements of the placement.
- At Risk Report (PDF 269KB)
- UniSQ Lesson Observation Form (DOC 48KB) - Supervising Teachers can use to guide the recording of lesson observations and reflections as the Pre-Service Teacher, being supervised, is teaching.
Supervised Placement Pay Claims
Thank you for your support of UniSQ pre-service teachers.
From 2023, payment rates including GST for a Site Coordinator is $1.52 per hour capped at 1 hour per supervised placement day, and for a Supervising Teacher is $7.19 per hour capped at 5 hours per supervised placement day. Payment can be paid to one Site Coordinator and Supervising Teacher per placement, or may be split between multiple supervisors on a pro-rata basis up to the maximum claimable hours.
The electronic forms to complete for payment can be found below. We recommend using Adobe Reader for best performance. Please note, these forms are set to autocalculate.
- Supervising Teacher Pay Claim (PDF 592KB)
- Site Coordinator Pay Claim Form (PDF 608KB)
- Domestic Tax File Number Declaration (PDF 417 KB)
- International Site Coordinator and Supervisor Pay Claim (PDF 394 KB) and International Statement of Supplier Form (PDF 145 KB)
Please note: You are not required to complete this form if you supported a student/s undertaking their placement while on a Permission To Teach (PTT).
Please note: Whole site pay claims are no longer accepted. Under the Professional Experience Placement agreement all payments are to be made directly to the supervising teacher.
If this is your first claim for the year, please ensure that you email your completed TFN declaration with your claim upon submission.
Alternatively you can print and email your claim and declaration to WIL.Payments@usq.edu.au.
The claimed amount will be processed and paid into your account usually within six weeks of receipt of your pay claim.
Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) schools and preschools use an online Practicum Claims system that allows them to directly enter claims for supervision of pre-service teachers regardless of their Australian Initial Teacher Education Provider (University). DECD Teachers are only entitled to accept payments, via the DECD payroll system, for payment of supervision of pre-service teacher education students on required placements or for any other payments / allowances.
Please complete the SA Whole Site Payment (PDF 295KB) form and supply a report from this system that details the costs incurred per student each day for the Site Coordinator and Supervising Teacher along with a tax invoice to match this report for our finance department to process.
The electronic form to complete for payment can be found below. We recommend using Adobe Reader for best performance.
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