Classroom hours slashed for teaching students to avoid educator shortage

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Important Changes to Professional Experience (PX) for Teacher Education

In an effort to prevent COVID-19 causing a teacher shortage, the Victorian government has reduced the number of professional experience days students must spend inside a school classroom from 80 days to 60 for undergraduates, and from 60 days to 45 for graduate students. The changes will run until the end of 2020, even though Victoria has committed to remote learning only until the end of term two in June.

This year’s crop of teaching graduates will be allowed to enter the profession with 25 per cent less classroom experience than their predecessors, in an effort to prevent COVID-19 causing a teacher shortage.

The Victorian government will slash the number of professional experience days students must spend inside a school classroom from 80 days to 60 for undergraduates, and from 60 days to 45 for graduate students.

The changes will run until the end of 2020, even though Victoria has committed to remote learning only until the end of term two in June.

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Victorian teaching graduates will not have to complete as many hours in the classroom to qualify to teach this year.
Victorian teaching graduates will not have to complete as many hours in the classroom to qualify to teach this year.

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