Overseas placement

Overseas placement

Charles Darwin University requires students enrolled in education courses to undertake placement periods at suitable schools.

In Australia these schools are accredited schools and conform to Australian teaching standards. Students also have opportunity to take their placement overseas.

Schools situated externally to Australia must meet the following criteria:

  • the school must be an international school
  • the school must have English speaking classes and staff
  • the School must align itself to curricula of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom or the United States of America
  • the school must be able to verify its accreditation in the country of operation and provide a website for authentication.

**Prior to nominating an international placement, students must submit information regarding the school to the Office of Professional Experience and Placement for verification.


International professional experience opportunity

Expressions of interest are invited for teacher education students who wish to experience part or whole placement opportunity in Semester 1, 2018. This opportunity offers 10 days of Professional Experience for CDU students plus an additional 5 days of cultural and language immersion in an international schools and external organisations in either of the following 2 locations:
·         Timor-Leste
·         Malaysia
Dates:        14 May - 1 June
School:       Dili international school, Dili, Timor Leste.
Number of Places: 5
Dates:       14 May - 1 June
School:      Tenby International School (Penang), Malaysia
Number of Places: 5
Opportunities are available for placement in Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary specialist teaching in both locations.
Interested students will ideally be those in their 3rd or 4th years of teacher education studies and who can demonstrate sound academic and prior placement success.
Successful applicants will be eligible to receive funding (approximately $2000.00) to assist with travel and accommodation associated with this professional experience and cultural placement. Funding support made possible by the New Colombo Plan (http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/mobility-program/pages/mobility-program.aspx) is available as a once only opportunity for preservice teachers who hold Australian citizenship.
 Financial assistance is available through OS help – up to $7,880 (http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/os-help_overseas_study/pages/os-help-loans-and-study-overseas).
Additional details:
Language: the language of instruction is English – there is no requirement to have a second language.  Successful applicants will be encouraged to engage with some relevant language learning prior to the placement.
Contribution to placement unit: The 10 days in the internationals school will contribute to the current unit of enrolment - which may mean that your placement is split across 2 locations.

Please send your registration of interest (maximum one page) to jenny.buckworth@cdu.edu.au by cob March 23, 2018.