ECN725 - Teaching Strategies for Vocational Pathways


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E530, E730, E537 or E737


Students must have completed unit ECN704



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

It is expected that students will engage weekly with online materials for a minimum of two hours. This may include but is not limited to the following: Black Board Collaborate, discussion boards, online readings and online modules.

Students will also be required to attend a 15-day professional experience placement


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit examines curriculum, learning environments, pedagogy and assessment approaches used in senior secondary school pathways which prepare people for life and work beyond school. Students will identify environmental and contextual factors that impact on vocational learning in order to plan for, develop and reflect on applied learning vocational programs. Students will critically reflect on their personal skills and past experiences to inform the development of quality vocational programs. The unit develops advanced knowledge and skills of programs such as the VCAL curriculum framework, or equivalent senior secondary school pathways. Students will apply strategies for designing, teaching and assessing programs that meet quality assurance requirements and are responsive to the learning needs of specific student cohorts. The unit will also explore vocational pathways and support systems available to facilitate transition into further education training and employment.

Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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