You can find useful information about the role of Supervising Teachers, Site Coordinators and Liaisons during placements in the Professional Experience Book (DOC 725 KB).
Please refer to the Professional Experience calendars below 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 Supervising Teachers 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.
Supervising Teachers 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 placement using the Interim Report (DOC 48 KB) and the At Risk Report (DOC 50 KB), preferably by day five of the placement to allow sufficient time for support to be provided.
Please note: From 2019 the Interim Report process is now mandatory. Site Coordinators will receive an Interim indicator survey on Day 5 of each placement. This survey is submitted to the University to indicate pre-service progression to date and the required ongoing level of support.
Course and placement information
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 USQ 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.
- Professional experience reporting framework guides
- Teaching performance assessments: an overview for school