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Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy

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Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy

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Would you like to inspire and support adult learners to achieve their best? CSU's Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy prepares you for a rewarding career as a literacy and numeracy teacher.

Available for convenient online study, this course equips you to deliver language, literacy and numeracy programs in TAFE institutes, adult and community education providers, industry settings and private providers.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to become an effective and critically reflective teacher in a technical or vocational area, with a focus on developing the literacy and numeracy skills of your students.

    Comprehensive program

    As well as developing the skills to teach, assess and evaluate training programs, you will gain an appreciation of the value of lifelong learning and an understanding of the socio-economic and political context surrounding adult and vocational education. You will become proficient in the use of technologies and acquire research skills to enhance your professional practice.

    Flexible study options

    Online delivery gives you the freedom to study at a time and place that suits you. If you are working, you'll be able to apply what you learn directly to a professional setting. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing needs.

    Support at every step

    Our dedicated teaching staff are experienced practitioners and researchers in the field of adult and vocational education. They understand the challenges of balancing study with work and family commitments. You will join a supportive learning community overseen by experts in the field.

    Exit point

    If you decide on a shorter course of study, you can exit this course after the completion of four 8-point subjects with the Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy.

  • Career opportunities

    The Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy equips you to work as a professional teacher of language, literacy and numeracy programs. You will have the skills and knowledge to enhance your students' learning and professional outcomes by more effectively developing the language, literacy and numeracy skills required in their profession. You will also be qualified to work for providers of adult and vocational education, including TAFE institutes, registered training organisations, community colleges and industry. Upon completion, you could consider furthering your expertise by studying CSU's Master of Adult and Vocational Education.

  • Workplace learning

    Working with Children Check

    All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

    Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

    The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY
    This course consists of the 8 core subjects (64 points) as listed below, all subjects having a value of 8 points:

    Core subjects (8 subjects)
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Educations system in Australia  OR  EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADULT LANGUAGE LITERACY AND NUMERACY (exit point only)
    This course consists of 4 subjects (32 points) comprising 2 core subjects and 2 restricted electives as follows:

    Core subjects (2 subjects)
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

    PLUS

    Restricted electives (Students select 2 of the following)
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB437 Teaching Adult Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Adult Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education

     
    KEY SUBJECTS
    Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course.  Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts.

    Key subjects for the Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy are as follows:

    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy

    Key subjects for the Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy are as follows:

    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education.

    Enrolment pattern

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY part-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 1
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    [             ] Restricted elective

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    [             ] Restricted elective

    OR

    Year 1 – Session 1
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

    Year 1 - Session 2
    [             ] Restricted elective
    [             ] Restricted elective


    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 2
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    [             ] Restricted elective

    Year 2 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    [             ] Restricted elective

    OR

    Year 1 – Session 2
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

    Year 2 - Session 1
    [             ] Restricted elective
    [             ] Restricted elective


    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY part-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 1
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education

    Year 2 – Session 1
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education

    Year 2 – Session 2
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia OR EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change  

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY part-time:

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 2
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education

    Year 2 - Session 1
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

    Year 2 – Session 2
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia OR EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change

    Year 3 – Session 1
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education  

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY full-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    Year 1 – Session 1
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia OR EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change  

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND NUMERACY full-time:

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia OR EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change

    Year 2 – Session 1
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEL418 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

  • Admission information

    Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy must meet the following admission requirements:
    a Bachelor degree (or AQF equivalent)  and have a minimum of one year relevant industry experience or equivalent related to their undergraduate degree.

    Currently enrolled in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Provider or equivalent
    Or
    A Completed Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 from a Vocational Education Training (VET) Provider or equivalent

    English Language Proficiency
    Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOELN
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJELN

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must complete 64 points at Pass level or above.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

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    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    • SSS033 - Transition from TAFE / VET to University (F2F Workshop)

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:


    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on theSTUDY LINK

    website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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