EDF5019 - Teacher as professional leader - 2019

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


Robert Colla (Semester 1 Clayton)
Michelle Ludecke (Semester 2 Clayton)
Kathy Smith (Online)
Helen Grimmett (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Online)


Must have passed 72 credit points from units owned by the Faculty of Education.


Early Years Education: EDF5927

Early Years and Primary Education: EDF5936

Primary Education: EDF5934

Primary and Secondary Education: EDF5934

Secondary Education: EDF5944


This unit has been designed to be taken in conjunction with your final professional experience placement.

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 complete a teaching performance assessment (TPA) in which they plan, teach, assess and reflect and represent this work in an online platform. 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 classroom ready.


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

  1. critically analyse evidence of the impact of their teaching practice on the learning outcomes of the students they teach
  2. document and reflect on evidence of their professional practice against achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching at the Graduate level
  3. evaluate their professional knowledge and understanding to identify and plan for areas of future professional learning


TPA - Context, Planning & Teaching (2000 words, 50%)

TPA - Assessing & Reflecting (2000 words, 50%)

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

See also Unit timetable information

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