You can find useful information about the role of Mentors, Site Coordinators and Liaisons during placements in the Professional Experience Book. Please refer to the Professional Experience calendars for scheduled placement dates for each program.
- Professional Experience Calendar - Early Childhood (PDF 372KB)
- Professional Experience Calendar - Primary and Special Education (PDF 394KB)
- Professional Experience Calendar - Secondary (PDF 370KB)
- Professional Experience Matrix (PDF 43KB)
Site Coordinators and Mentors play a critical role in the nature and quality of each professional experience placement. Unless on a QCT approved internship, pre-service educators must be supervised at all times. They cannot be asked to teach, do playground/bus duty, or take responsibility for a sporting group, excursion, etc. unless accompanied by a registered teacher.
Mentors and Site Coordinators should seek assistance from the USQ liaison and formally identify students that are experiencing difficulties and/or not meeting the requirements of the professional experience using the Action Required form (DOC 161KB), preferably by day five or the half way point of the placement.
Course and placement information
Please see the course 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 USQ liaison assigned to you. 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 mentor teachers while supervising professional experience to support and assess pre-service teachers, and to build knowledge and skills in mentoring.
- Professional experience reporting framework guides
- Teaching performance assessments: an overview for school