The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) is a four-year full-time specialist professional qualification to teach in the key learning area of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). While the course is dedicated mostly to teaching PDHPE in the secondary-school context, some training to teach at primary-school level is also included. This course combines a background of general education with intensive professional preparation in PDHPE. The Internship (EDUH4006) is the final unit of study in the program.

Final-year HMHE preservice teachers will have completed at least 50 days of supervised Professional Experience and all course units by the beginning of the School Term 4 when they commence their internships. They will have already received an ‘R’ (satisfies requirements) grade for previous supervised placements, during which they were assessed against the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Professional Standards for Teachers: Graduate Teacher.

Interns are expected to teach only 50–60 per cent of a full teaching load. This includes, under the guidance of the mentor teacher, responsibility for all aspects of teaching and student matters within a partial teaching load. In the remainder of the time, the intern will become involved in as many other aspects of school life as possible, for example, all duties associated with being a teacher in a school, some committee work, program and resource planning and development.

Key characteristics of the BEd (Sec:HMHE) internship

Internship dates

October 6 to November 13, 2015
29-day internship

Teaching load

0.5–0.6 of a full teaching load. Independent duty of care.

Observation of classes

as many as possible across the internship period. Complete a focused observation form (pdf, 192kB) for each lesson observed.


Attendance is mandatory and preservice teachers will be required to make up any time lost due to illness, misadventure or other unforeseen circumstances where their attendance is less than 100 per cent of the professional experience. (Time spent at DEC or graduate interview does not need to be made up but evidence needs to be provided.)

Mentor teacher's responsibilities

complete an Internship Professional Experience report (pdf, 654kB)

Tertiary mentor's responsibilities

at least one liaison visit

Lesson planning

rigorous, including co-teaching discussion where appropriate