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The Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education course offered by Charles Sturt University provides a pathway to a worthwhile teaching career founded on your vocational skills. This teaching degree is designed for those with vocational qualifications seeking to teach in their discipline area to adult learners and in vocational settings. Subjects cover teaching and assessment methodologies, program design, the cultural context of VET, issues in lifelong learning practice, research skills, human resource management, digital literacy, and much more.
In addition to offering a generic subject stream, the course can be tailored to suit students' particular needs and interests, with specialisations in language, literacy and numeracy, training systems and human resources management, and vocational education and training. Substantial credit is available for prior learning, with additional credit for students who have already completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Students are required to undertake professional experience as part of this course, consisting of 200 hours of practicum across the program. Students are responsible for organising appropriate sites in which to undertake their practicum.
If you choose not to study the entire Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with an Associate Degree in Adult and Vocational Education.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Note: A Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment or a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment does not count as a vocational qualification for entry purposes. Students who hold a Diploma of Teaching (Technical) or a three year teaching diploma outside the VET sector are also eligible to apply.
In this adult and vocational education course, the subjects you will study include: Core subjects:
Adult language, literacy and numeracy specialisation:
Vocational education and training specialisation:
Training systems and human resource management specialisation:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University.
Having a skilled teacher is crucial in vocational studies and trades. It means students are assured of receiving professional training from someone who knows their trade, and as a practitioner and teacher you get to share your expertise and passion with enthusiastic pupils. You will graduate from this bachelor degree with advanced skills in adult and vocational teaching, capable of working in a wide range of environments, including TAFE, non-TAFE providers of adult and vocational education, and in various teaching industries.
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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