Compulsory Dates

2023 Placement Dates

Click here to view the 2023 Placements Calendar

Professional Experience is a compulsory component of Western Sydney University teacher education programs and is integral to the preparation and development of future teachers.

Please note: placement block end dates are not final. The completion of make-up days is required for any days Pre-service Teachers are absent during placement.

Through supervised practicums within specific program professional experience subjects, Pre-service Teachers undertake induction into the profession. See further information for each of the program specific pages below:



Early Childhood

All Professional Experience Subjects have mandatory pre-requisites prior to registration. Please refer to the Special Requirements page for further information.

Pre-service Teacher Conference

Save the date: 19 May 2023

This year we are hosting an exciting new style of In-Uni Day and Ed Fest as a Pre-service Teacher Conference. Conference attendance is compulsory for all pre-service teachers enrolled in an Autumn 2023 Professional Experience subject.  There will be parallel informational sessions for pre-service teachers to attend, and much more!

As soon as we have the details finalised we will share them. Registrations to attend will be necessary. So please save the date for now.


Orientation is one of the first steps in your Unlimited journey. Take this opportunity to find out more information about your program, learn about the support services we offer, meet some of your academics and fellow students, or just explore your campus.

Find your Orientation details at this link (webpages will be updated with session details and registration links when available):

  • Master of Teaching Primary and (Birth-5/Birth-12 years) - Online Orientation and Welcome - planned for 28 February 2023
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) Orientation and Welcome – The Playhouse, Penrith (Kingswood) Campus – planned for 1 March 2023
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) Orientation and Welcome – Bankstown City Campus – planned for 2 March 2023
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Orientation and Welcome – Campbelltown Campus - planned for 3 March 2023