School of Education

Professional Experience

Professional Experience is one of the strengths of the Curtin Education degrees. Each student is placed in different settings  (Primary and Secondary schools and early learning centres) for their professional experience placements.  This ensures all pre-service teachers have a wide a range of learning experiences in a variety of settings. Students may be placed in State, Catholic or Independent schools. Students are not permitted to be placed in schools where family members are on staff or attending as pupils or their place of employment.


Before students can undertake a professional experience placement in a school, they must have:


  • a good academic record
  • the required police clearance (criminal history record check)
  • a Working with Children Clearance
  • a signed Code of Conduct agreement
  • Insurance Form


No placement will be provided until all documents have been received.