Note: Students of ACU undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course will be referred to as Pre-service Teachers in this document. Very young students, school aged children and adolescents that Pre-service teachers interact with during Professional Experience Placements will be referred to as learners.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all Pre-service Teachers.
Pre-service Teachers with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experience placements and other activities to enable Pre-service Teachers to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement. Pre-service Teachers are required to undertake activities which reflect the Australian education context This may include mixed gender, religious and culturally diverse environments. For further information contact your Course Co-ordinator.
Successfully completing the course enables you to apply for registration as a teacher with https://www.aitsl.edu.au/teach/start-your-career/registration.
To support potential and current Pre-service Teachers' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the inherent requirements of Initial Teacher Education courses for Pre-service Teacher admission and progression. The statements are clustered under nine domains consisting of behavioural stability, legal, cognition, communication, sensory ability, strength and movement, ethical, interpersonal engagement and sustainable performance.