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Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education

Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education

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CSU's Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education enables people with a range of technical or vocational qualifications and experience to teach in a range of settings.

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  • Why study this course?

    If you have already established a career in a particular vocational or professional role, and are now seeking to move into a training position and you have a Bachelor degree (or can demonstrate equivalent experience), this course is for you. This course will also suit you if you are a manager in an organisation with HR responsibilities and you wish to develop the expertise to maximise the development of the people in your organisation.

    CSU's Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education meets the professional needs of students with vocational qualifications who want to teach in their discipline area in an adult learning environment. It is designed for people employed, or seeking employment as trainers, learning facilitators or consultants in the adult and vocational education sectors, including Registered Training Organisations. The Graduate Diploma is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level eight award, and as such you will be ahead of the curve in an increasingly competitive training and assessment employment market. Graduates will develop an awareness of social justice and equity policies and their application in a range of teaching and learning environments such as Indigenous, refugee and migrant education and training strategies.

    The course is offered online, providing students with the flexibility to study at a time and place that suits their work and family commitments, with access to a wide range of learning materials, support and communication tools online. Students may choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education after the completion of four 8 point subjects.

    The Graduate Diploma provides a pathway to the Master of Adult and Vocational Education for students that want to further develop their professional expertise in the field of adult and vocational education.

  • Career opportunities

    CSU's Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to enhance teaching in their technical or vocational area. Graduates develop expertise teach across a broad spectrum of adult and vocational education institutions, including; TAFE, Registered Training Organisations (both government and private), community and other voluntary organisations, work in industry as teachers, trainers, lecturers, learning facilitators or vocational education consultants, or work as a HR manager with training and assessment responsibilities.

    Completion of this Graduate Diploma allows a pathway into the Master of Adult and Vocational Education, allowing students to further develop their understanding of Adult and Vocational Education. Attainment of a Master of Education further extends employability into higher education organisations and potentially leads to positions undertaking educational research.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    All students will receive a standard credit package of 16 points based on completion of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116. This standard credit will be granted as forward credit (FCR) to students who have completed, or can provide evidence they are enrolled and currently completing, the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 at the time of entry. This standard credit package is represented as VET02C  Certificate IV TAE40110/TAe40116 Credit - 16 subject points and will appear as a FCR conditional upon the successful completion of EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner.

    (NOTE: Students who receive the VET02C Forward Credit (FCR) on entry based on evidence of current enrolment and study in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 must have completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 and provided a copy of their Certificate and transcript prior to enrolling in EEB441).

    Other credit arrangements include:

    • If a student is in the process of completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 then proof of enrolment in this course needs to be provided at the point of Application for Admission to allow the VET02C Certificate IV TAE40110/TAE40116 FCR to be applied.
    • Students who possess the BSZ98 Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment or the TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment only, must upgrade to the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116.
    • Credit for a partially completed (with no intention to fully complete) Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 will not be granted.

     

    Students from the Australian Defence Forces will receive credit for entry level vocational credit and specified subject(s) comprising:

    The standard entry credit level package of VET02C Certificate IV TAE40110/TAE40116 Credit - 16 subject points that will appear as a Forward Credit (FCR) conditional upon the successful completion of EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner based on all of the following qualifications:
    - The  ARMY Training Supervisor Course and ARMY Recruit Instructor Course and ARMY Junior Leader Course and ARMY Qualified Assessor Course.

  • Workplace learning

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education

    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 Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education

    The course consists of 32 points (equivalent to four 8-point subjects) comprising the VET02C* 16 points forward credit (FCR) - entry credit based on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110 and two core subjects (16 points). To graduate students need to complete a total of 32 points and will complete the program as detailed below:

    Two core subjects:
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner

     

    Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education

    The course consists of 64 points (equivalent to eight 8-point subjects) comprising the VET02C* 16 points forward credit (FCR) - entry credit based on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110, five core subjects (40 points) and one restricted Elective subject (8 points). To graduate students need to complete a total of 64 points and will complete the program as detailed below:

    Five core subjects:
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    and
    One elective subject:
    [             ] Elective

    ELECTIVE OPTIONS
    One elective subjects can be chosen from the following list of approved subjects:

    EEB437 Teaching Adult Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Adult Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy;
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education; and
    EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
    EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
    EEP423 Constructing Effective Learning Environments for Adults
    EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching
     

     

    Master of Adult and Vocational Education

    The course consists of 96 points (equivalent to twelve 8-point subjects) comprising the VET02C* 16 points forward credit (FCR) - entry credit based on the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110, five core subjects (40 points) and five restricted Elective subjects (40 points). To graduate students need to complete a total of 96 points and will complete the program as detailed below:

    Five core subjects:
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    and
    Five Elective subjects:
    [             ] Elective
    [             ] Elective
    [             ] Elective
    [             ] Elective
    [             ] Elective

     

    ELECTIVE OPTIONS
    Five elective subjects can be chosen from the following list of approved subjects. The elective subjects can be made up of either:
    - One x Level-4 subject and four x Level-5 subjects; or
    - Five x Level-5 subjects:

    A maximum of one Restricted Elective subject (level 4) can be selected from:
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
    EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
    EEP423 Constructing Effective Learning Environments for Adults
    EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching

    A maximum of five Restricted Elective subjects (level 5) can be selected from:
    EEL500 Mentoring Leadership and Change
    EMT503 Leadership in Learning & Teaching with ICT
    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
    ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations|
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources|
    HRM514 International HRM
    HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
    MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice
    MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    PAD591 Public Sector Management

    With approval from the Course Director one 8-point level-5 elective subject may be selected from outside this program.

    * VET02C - Certificate IV TAE40110 Credit - 16 subject points Forward Credit (FCR) - conversion to Transfer Credit (TCR) conditional upon the successful completion of the subject EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner. 

    Key Subjects:

    The key subjects, effective 201730, are:

    Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education

    Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society

    Master of Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia

    Enrolment pattern

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:


    Distance Education: PART-TIME
    commencing Session 1

    Year 1 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theories in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #

    commencing Session 2

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL418 Learning Theories in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #

     

     

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:

     

    Distance Education: PART-TIME
    commencing Session 1

    Year 1 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theories in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    [           ] Elective

     

    Distance Education: FULLTIME
    commencing in Session 1

    Year 1 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    Year 1 - Session 2 
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    [           ] Elective

     

    Distance Education: PART-TIME
    commencing Session 2

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    Year 2 - Session 2
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    [           ] Elective
     

     

    Distance Education: FULLTIME
    commencing in Session 2

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    [           ] Elective

     

    # Before enrolling in this subject students must have completed the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


    ELECTIVE OPTIONS
    One elective subject can be chosen from the following list of approved subjects:

    EEB438 Teaching Adult Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB437 Teaching Adult Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy;
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
    EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
    EEP423 Constructing Effective Learning Environments for Adults
    EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching

     

     

    MASTER OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION:

     

    Distance Education: PART-TIME
    commencing Session 1

    Year 1 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theories in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    [           ] Elective
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    Year 2 - Session 2
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective

     

    Distance Education: FULLTIME
    commencing in Session 1

    Year 1 - Session 1
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV502 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    [           ] Elective
    Year 2 - Session 1
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective

     

    Distance Education: PART-TIME
    commencing Session 2

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    Year 2 - Session 2
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    [           ] Elective
    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    Year 3 - Session 2
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
     


    Distance Education: FULLTIME
    commencing in Session 2

    Year 1 - Session 2
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner #
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    Year 2 - Session 1
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective
    [           ] Elective

     

    ELECTIVE OPTIONS
    Five elective subjects can be chosen from the following list of approved subjects. The elective subjects can be made up of either:
    - One x Level-4 subject and four x Level-5 subjects; or
    - Five x Level-5 subjects:

    A maximum of one Restricted Elective subject (level 4) can be selected from:
    EEB437 Teaching Numeracy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB424 Workplace and Professional Literacy and Numeracy
    EEB429 Issues of LLN Practice in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
    EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
    EEP423 Constructing Effective Learning Environments for Adults
    EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching

    A maximum of five Restricted Elective subjects (level 5) can be selected from:
    EEL500 Mentoring Leadership and Change
    EMT503 Leadership in Learning & Teaching with ICT
    EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
    ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
    ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations|
    ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
    ESA503 Leading Educational Change
    EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
    EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
    EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
    EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
    EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources|
    HRM514 International HRM
    HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities
    MGT501 Management, Theory and Practice
    MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    PAD591 Public Sector Management

    With approval from the Course Director one 8-point level-5 elective subject may be selected from outside this program.


    # Before enrolling in this subject students must have completed the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

     

    * VET02C - Certificate IV TAE40110 Credit - 16 subject points Forward Credit (FCR) - conversion to Transfer Credit (TCR) conditional upon the successful completion of the subject EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner.

  • Admission information

    Applicants must hold an appropriate degree (i.e., undergraduate Bachelor degree) from a recognised university and have a minimum of one year of relevant industry experience or equivalent related to undergraduate degree.

    and

    Have completed, or provide evidence that they are currently enrolled and completing the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116.


    NOTE: Students who receive the VET02C Forward Credit (FCR) based on evidence of current enrolment and study of the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 on entry must have completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 and provided a copy of their Certificate and transcript prior to enrolling in EEB441.

    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!
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  • Course details

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

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOETV

    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 satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    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)
    • SSS035 - Critical Thinking
    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 the STUDY 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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