Education and training are key factors assisting organisations and businesses to
achieve greater productivity, competitiveness, marketability and quality. At the
same time, trainers and educators have a strong involvement in the implementation
of social policy to assist individuals to access education and training in a relevant and
meaningful way. Deakin's Professional Education and Training courses are the right
choice, if you:
- are involved in the professional development needs of educators with diverse
adult learner groups, learner skills, and contexts for learning and assessment
- are involved in the management of a training establishment and are looking to
build organisational capacity and business opportunities
- are working in higher education and want to develop your skills in flexible, online
and distance education
- are a teacher who wants to gain a specialist PET qualification in the expanding
area of enterprise education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in
- want to become involved in research into some aspect of education and training
to be eligible to enrol in a higher degree by research.
The Professional Education and Training (PET) courses are relevant
to people working in business, government, military, health services, higher
education, the training sector, or VET in schools. Deakin University's PET program
is designed to enable you to customise your course to suit your professional
requirements and enhance your career opportunities.
The program is offered at graduate certificate and master levels.
You can choose your units of study to cover a broad range of topics or to
enable you to develop a particular focus of study in an area that will best suit
your career and employment needs. For example, you can choose units that
focus on learning and development, flexible and online learning, workplace
and vocational education and training, training for diverse clienteles, or
applied learning and VET in schools.
Course duration and delivery
The masters degree normally involves
two or more years of part-time, off-campus study. For students who feel
they are not yet ready for masters study, or would prefer a shorter course, the
University also offers graduate certificate courses in professional education
and training. The graduate
certificate can be completed in one year of part-time, off-campus study.
ACEL Tertiary Award
Congratulations to graduate, Frances Pearce, recipient of the 2011 Australian Council for Educational Leaders Tertiary Award for academic excellence.
Professional Education and Training courses:
- are offered part-time and full-time
- are offered off campus
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, advanced standing, course admission requirements, visit:
Why Choose Deakin University?
Knowledge and skills
Professional Education and Training courses cover key issues, concepts and
knowledge required by professional trainers and educators. We consult
vocational training and industry personnel about the development of the course
content and assessment tasks to ensure our courses are relevant to human
resource development specialists, corporate and industry training staff, higher
education staff, and Australian and international vocational teachers.
Deakin's postgraduate programs are genuinely flexible to help you fit your
studies in with workplace and personal commitments. Additionally, we provide
flexibility with assessment to ensure the work is directly relevant to your
circumstances. Regardless of where you live, resources can be posted to offcampus
students or accessed from our comprehensive electronic collection.
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses for
people working or aspiring to work in professional education and training.
Quality is evident in all aspects of our courses from the standard of study
materials to teaching staff who are leaders in their field. Ranked among the best
in the world, our library service has set a benchmark for Australian universities.
As a Deakin student you will have access to the best new technologies. Email,
chat groups, podcasts and the internet are widely used and Deakin's lecture
streaming service gives you online access to recorded lectures for many units. All units offer a dedicated teaching and learning site Deakin
As a Deakin postgraduate student you will become part of a network of
researchers, academics, practitioners and alumni. You will have access to
specialist knowledge and will establish new contacts with people who are
shaping and influencing all levels of professional education and training.