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Master of Adult and Vocational Education

Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education
Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education

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Advance your career with a nationally recognised qualification in adult and vocational education. 

CSU’s Master of Adult and Vocational Education provides an ideal way to upgrade your qualifications and enhance your expertise as a trainer, teacher, learning facilitator or consultant. This degree is offered online and gives you the flexibility to customise a study program to meet your personal and professional development goals.


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  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Adult and Vocational Education provides an advanced and integrated understanding of adult and vocational education.

    Competitive advantage

    As an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 9 award, the Master of Adult and Vocational Education puts you ahead of the curve in a competitive training and assessment employment market. 

    Choice and flexibility

    Once you have completed five core subjects, you can choose from a wide selection of elective subjects to suit your career goals or interests. A number of research subjects are also available, providing opportunities to explore a chosen topic in depth. 

    Convenient online study

    The course is offered online, giving you the flexibility to study in a way that complements your work and family commitments. You will have access to a wide range of online learning materials and communication tools. 

    Support at every step

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

    Exit points

    The Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education and the Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education are early exit points, should you decide on a shorter course of study than the Master of Adult and Vocational Education.


  • Career opportunities
    CSU’s Master of Adult and Vocational Education equips you with the knowledge and skills to enhance teaching in your technical or vocational area. You will have the expertise to 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. You could also work in industry as a teacher, trainer, lecturer, learning facilitator or vocational education consultant, or work as an HR manager with training and assessment responsibilities. The course particularly suits higher level professional adult educators or senior managers seeking opportunities to maximise the potential of the people in their organisation.
  • 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 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - TAE40110 or TAE40116 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

    It is important that you are aware of the working with children legislation requirements. Upon graduation, you may be employed by TAFE or RTO environments where you may be teaching children under the age of 18 and you will require a WWCC.

    Subjects in this course may contain a workplace learning component; you will be required to enter a training organisation for the purpose delivering or reviewing teaching practices. A condition of entry to many training organisations, including TAFE and most RTOs, is a current WWCC.

    It is recommended that you obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) on admission or in your first session of study. This will ensure that you can successfully complete your study, and you will be able to meet potential employer requirements on graduation from this course.

     

  • 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

    All subjects have a value of 8 points.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
    To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education, students complete a total of 32 points (equivalent to 4 subjects) comprising the VET02C* (16 points Forward Credit - entry credit based on concurrent enrolment in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110 or TAE40116) and 2 core subjects (16 points) as detailed below:

    Core subjects (2 subjects)
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner (Prerequisite: Cert IV Training & Assessment)


    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
    To graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education, students complete a total of 64 points (equivalent to 8 subjects) comprising the VET02C* (16 points Forward Credit - entry credit based on concurrent enrolment in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110 or TAE40116), 5 core subjects (40 points) and one restricted elective, as detailed below:

    Core subjects (5 subjects)
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner (Prerequisite: Cert IV Training & Assessment)
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia

    PLUS

    Restricted elective (1 subject)
    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
    To graduate with the Master of Adult and Vocational Education, students complete a total of 96 points (equivalent to 12 subjects) comprising the VET02C* (16 points Forward Credit - entry credit based on concurrent enrolment in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment -TAE40110 or TAE40116), 5 core subjects (40 points) and 5 restricted electives (40 points), as detailed below:

    Core subjects (5 subjects)
    EEL418 Learning Theory in Adult and Vocational Education
    EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner (Prerequisite: Cert IV Training & Assessment)
    EEL445 The Individual in Society
    EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
    EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia

    PLUS

    Restricted electives (5 subjects)
    A maximum of one restricted elective (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 5 restricted electives (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/TAE40116 Credit - 16 subject points Forward Credit (FCR) – this is converted to Transfer Credit (TCR) upon the successful completion of the Cert IV Training and Assessment plus the subject EEB441 The Reflective Practitioner.
     

    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 these three courses are as follows:

    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

    The following enrolment patterns are provided as a guide for a part-time distance education study.  Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability.

    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION part-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

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

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

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


    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION part-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective


    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective


    GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION full-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective
     

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective


    MASTER OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION part-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted 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
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective

    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective


    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective

    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective

    Year 3 - Session 2
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective
     

    MASTER OF ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION full-time:

    SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective

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

    SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

    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
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective

    Year 3 - Session 1
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective
    [           ] Restricted elective

  • Admission information

    - Hold a Bachelor degree (or AQF equivalent) from a recognised university and have a minimum of one year relevant industry experience or equivalent related to their undergraduate degree.

    and
    - Be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 or TAE40116 with an accredited Registered Training Organisation,
    Or
    - Have completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 or TAE40116 with an accredited Registered Training Organisation.
    English Language Proficiency
    Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.
    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 Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOEAU

    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 96 subject points.

  • How to apply
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    This course is not available to international students.

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  • 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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