EDF5019 - Teacher as professional leader - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Michelle Ludecke


Michelle Ludecke (Clayton)
Milorad Cerovac (Online)
Robert Colla (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (Online)


This unit prepares students for their transition into professional practice as teachers and invites students to develop a deep and actionable understanding of their current and future role as a teacher. Drawing on a range of research evidence and the knowledge, skills and professional experiences developed during their course, students identify an employability plan to support their engagement in the teaching profession. They address the ethical, professional, industrial, legal and practice dimensions of the work of teachers and educational leaders. Students complete a teaching performance assessment in which they plan, teach, assess and reflect and develop a teaching portfolio which represents this work. They analyse a range of evidence and critically reflect on their performance. They depict their progress against Graduate Teacher Standards and graduate attributes they have developed that enable them to be skilled teachers and potential education leaders.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop and document evidence of the impact of their teaching practice on the learning outcomes of the students they teach
  2. document and articulate evidence of their professional practice against achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching at the Graduate level
  3. evaluate their knowledge and skills as professionals and identify areas for future professional learning
  4. explore their transition into the profession and demonstrate their attributes as employable graduates and professionals


Employability plan (1600 words, 40%)

Teaching portfolio (2400 words, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms
  2. Contact hours for off-campus students:
    • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online or blended platforms
  3. Additional requirements (all students)
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per semester

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