Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education course offered by Charles Sturt University gives you the power to leverage your practical skills into a rewarding teaching career.

Designed to turn people with specific technical or vocational qualifications and experience into teachers, this course will provide you with skills in teaching and training, evaluation and assessment, and crafting and managing training programs. It will provide you with an understanding of ethical issues pertaining to adult and vocational education, as well as the ability to think critically about contemporary developments in the industry.

Credit is available for students who have already completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university

AND

  • Have a minimum of one year's industry experience (or equivalent)

AND

  • Have sufficient English language proficiency

Practical work placement

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.

Areas of study

In this adult and vocational education course, the subjects you will study include:

Core subjects:

  • Training in workplaces
  • Learning theories for post-compulsory education
  • The individual in society
  • Training design and assessment
  • High-level facilitation for post-compulsory education
  • Effective teaching in VET
  • Reflective practice and lifelong learning

Electives – choose one from the following:

  • Teaching adult numeracy in VET
  • Teaching adult literacy in VET
  • Research in VET
  • Mentoring/workplace PD strategies for VET
  • Technology for adult learning and teaching

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education, 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 a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education.

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CSU believe that learning is about more than just a degree.

How will this course advance my career?

As someone with practical skills and vocational training, you are the perfect teacher – students are assured of receiving instruction from someone who knows what they’re talking about, and you get to share your passion with enthusiastic pupils keen to learn.

Upon completion of this program you will be eligible to teach at TAFE, non-TAFE providers of adult and vocational education, and in various industries as a teacher, trainer, lecturer or education consultant.

How else will I benefit from this graduate diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your program.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

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.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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