This assessment task must be presented as an ePortfolio. You can choose how you wish to do this and what platform you use to put all the information together and present it. For example, you might want to use Weebly or Wix.

Assignment Structure

The assignment is broken into 4 sections: identify, select, apply learning & evaluate.

  1. Identify

Professional learning plan, which includes goals to improve practice drawn from data from reflective practices. Types of reflective practices and further planned practices noted and evaluated as appropriate to develop learning against Professional Teacher Standards.

  1. Select

Types of professional learning related to professional learning goals sourced and linked to Professional Teacher Standards.

  1. Apply Learning

Plan for professional learning to be applied to practice.

  1. Evaluate

Indicate how success will be measures, impact on learning (children and teachers), sharing of new learning with colleagues.

2. Assignment Structure

2.1. Identify


  • Include a professional learning plan.
  • Ensure the professional learning plan has clear, concise and relevant goals for your professional learning that you can work on and with, to improve your practice.
  • The development of your plan should come from a range of data from your reflective practices.
  • There should be a discussion of and evidence of the reflective practices that you have undertaken to develop your professional learning goals.
  • Note and evaluate further planned practices that you will do in the future that are linked to your goals.
  • The evaluation of the practices that you are planning to undertake in the future should include a discussion of the significance and appropriateness of the activities planned to help you develop your learning against specific and targeted Graduate Professional Teacher Standards.

The Graduate Professional Teacher Standards can be found here:

The Graduate Professional Teacher Standards relevant to this assessment task are:

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics and how these may affect learning.

1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

1.5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

2.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.

2.2 Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.

2.3 Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge

2.5 Know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in the teaching areas.

2.6 Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.

3.1 Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics.

3.2 Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies.

3.3 Include a range of teaching strategies.

3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.

3.5 Demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement.

3.6 Demonstrate broad knowledge of strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning.

4.1 Identify strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities.

4.2 Demonstrate the capacity to organise classroom activities and provide clear directions.

4.3 Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour.

4.4 Describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety working within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.

4.5 Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant issues and the strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.

5.1 Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning.

5.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback to students about their learning.

5.3 Demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning.

5.4 Demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice.

5.5 Demonstrate understanding of a range of strategies for reporting to students and parents/carers and the purpose of keeping accurate and reliable records of student achievement.

6.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs.

6.2 Understand the relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers.

6.3 Seek and apply constructive feedback from supervisors and teachers to improve teaching practices.

6.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learnings.

7.1 Understand and apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession.

7.2 Understand the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage.

2.2. Select


  • Once you have developed your goals you now need to source professional learning options to help you achieve your stated goals.
  • Include a description of the learning options you have sourced.
  • Include an evaluation of the learning options you have sourced, and how well they will help you achieve your stated goals.
  • Match the learning options to your professional learning goals.
  • Link the professional learning options to the Graduate Professional Teaching Standards.

2.3. Apply Learning

Apply Learning

  • This section involves you planning for the professional learning to be applied to practice.
  • You will have a detailed plan for professional learning from multiple sources.
  • The plan will include a detailed explanation of how your plan for learning will be applied to practice.
  • You will also need to highlight how your continued ongoing learning will be maintained in relation to your stated goals and linking this to the Graduate Teacher Standards.

2.4. Evaluate


  • In this section you need to explain how you ill measure the success of your stated goals and intended professional learning you will undertake to achieve your goals.
  • You will need to ensure that your goals that you have included in the first section are achievable and have some way to be measured.
  • The plan in this section should be detailed to indicate how success will be measured. This success measurement will include the impact on learning for both yourself, children and other teachers/educators.
  • You will also need to discuss how you will share your new knowledge with your colleagues.

Academic writing

The marking rubric for this assignment allocates 10 marks to academic writing.

Please ensure the following points are addressed in your assignment submission:

  • Clear level of writing
  • Critical evaluation of issues
  • Cohesion
  • Within the word limit
  • Good academic English expression
  • Free from errors
  • Correct use of APA referencing

4. References

What references do I need?

You will need to use references to support your arguments and claims throughout the assignment. Ensure that you have sourced academic literature to support the identification of your learning goals, sourcing of your professional learning options, the application of the learning options, and the evaluation of the plan and learning options.

You will also need to reference the Professional Teacher Standards, the EYLF, the NQF and National Quality Standards.

5. Format of Professional Learning Plan

What format will I use?

There are a number of formats available to use for the professional learning plan.

For example ECA has a template you might find helpful here:

AITSL has information here: Improving Teacher Professional Learning (

and here:

AITSL also has a Self Assessment Tool to assist in developing professional Learning gals and assessing progress towards Teacher Standards. The tool can be found here:

ELAA (Early Learning Association Australia) together with the Department of Education Vic have developed an Employee Management and Development Resource which may provide some assistance in developing a Professional Learning Plan. You can request a copy here:

Presentation of Assessment task

This assessment task must be presented as an ePortfolio. You can choose how you wish to do this and what platform you use to put all the information together and present it. For example, you might want to use Weebly or Wix.

Please ensure that you submit a link to your ePortfolio and provide and username and password information we might need to access your assignment.

Please have a friend or family member test the link and access to your ePortfolio to ensure that the person marking your assignment does not have any access issues.

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