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Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021
Current Deakin Students
To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook
The Graduate Certificate in Adult, Vocational Education and Training is a 4 credit point, AQF level 8 qualification. Graduates will have advanced skills, knowledge and expertise in teaching in TAFE, and the Vocational Education and Training system including Adult, Community Education providers. The course equips graduates with knowledge to critically evaluate the contexts of the Australian Vocational Education and Training systems. It prepares graduates with highly developed skills and knowledge of designing, teaching and assessment in TAFE/VET. This qualification meets the requirements for an AQF level 6 or above teaching qualification in the Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement. This enables teachers to proceed beyond the fifth incremental salary point.Read More
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training, students must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units and
2021 course information
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
Compulsory learning experiences
A total of 200 hours of teaching practice, teacher observation and teacher professional development and professional activities, including:
- 15 days (120 hours) in which the teaching practice of the teacher candidate is observed and evaluated by a qualified teacher educator of the institution conferring the teaching qualification or, by other fully qualified teachers who agree to act as supervisor/s of the teacher candidate.
- 50 hours in which the teacher candidate participates in activities such as
- attendance at meetings of teachers,
- Development of course materials,
- student interviews,
- industry liaison and consultation with external authorities and enterprises; and
- 50 hours of other teaching-related activities which may involve further directly supervised teaching practice or further teaching observations or participation in other professional teaching activities (25 hours each embedded in EEE735 & EEE736.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements may be made for students with a disability or further needs. Click here for more information.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in related discipline OR
- at least two years of relevant work experience OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Government subsidised short courses 2021
Estimated tuition fee (CSP): to be advised
The Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates package is providing a limited number of subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this course in 2021. It's your chance to upskill or retrain in an area of strong job growth for a fraction of the usual price.
A CSP is a place in a course where Deakin receives some funding from the Australian Government. This means you'll only need to contribute part of the cost of your course – this is referred to as the 'student contribution'. In addition, if you meet the eligibility criteria and would prefer to defer your student contribution, you can apply for HECS-HELP. HECS-HELP provides you with a loan to cover your student contribution.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking this course.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
1800 693 888
Why choose Deakin
Graduates will have advanced skills, knowledge and expertise in teaching in TAFE and the Vocational Education and Training system including Adult, Community Education. The course equips graduates with knowledge to critically evaluate the contexts of the Australian Vocational Education and training system. It prepares graduates with highly developed skills and knowledge of designing, teaching and assessment in TAFE/VET.
Graduates will be eligible for incremental progression in the AEU enterprise agreement, 2017.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Critically analyse and apply advanced and specialised knowledge of the principles of contemporary vocational education research, curriculum design, pedagogy and evidence-based assessment and their application for teaching and learning in adult, vocational education and training|
|Employ expert oral and written communication skills and standards required of the adult, vocational education and training teaching and scholarship to be able to transmit complex knowledge to a variety of audiences|
|Apply a range of digital technologies and data sources to create, search, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within the practice and scholarship of teaching of adult, vocational education and training|
|Critically review, analyse and synthesise complex ideas and make informed judgements to improve teaching and learning methodologies, pedagogy and practices in adult, vocational education and training|
|Apply specialist knowledge of theories of learning and teaching, to identify, evaluate and resolve problems and challenges impacting on adult and vocational education and training, including addressing implications for teaching and scholarship|
|Apply an evidence-based approach to critical self-reflection in relation to teaching and learning, and evidence of a commitment to ongoing, self-directed lifelong learning and professional development|
|Analyse and apply ethical and professional standards in engaging with key challenges in teaching and learning globally, and within diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious contexts|
Approved by Faculty Board September 2019
* 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
# ARWU Rankings 2019
~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)