Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training (T3 2021)

Postgraduate coursework

Gain advanced skills, knowledge and expertise in teaching in TAFE, and the Vocational Education and Training system including Adult, Community Education providers.

Domestic student information

This is the Trimester 3, 2021 version of this course.

The Trimester 3 teaching period starts from 8 November 2021.

Applications for this course close 24 October 2021.

Key facts

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2021 close 24 October 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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.

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Course structure

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

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Core units

  • Designing, Teaching and Assessment in Adult, Vocational Education and Training
  • Research Design Development and Method
  • Independent Research Project for Professional Practice
  • Contextualising Learning and Teaching in Adult, Vocational Education and Training
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    E506
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    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:
      • Cloud

    Participation requirements

    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 requirements

    Entry 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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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.  

    Full-fee paying

    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.

    Job-ready Graduates package short courses 2021 

    Estimated tuition fee (CSP): Fee information is available via the fee estimator.

    The Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates package provided a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this course in 2021.

    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. 

    Scholarship 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.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on 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.

    Contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre

    1800 693 888

    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    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

    Communication

    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

    Digital literacy

    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

    Critical thinking

    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

    Problem solving

    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

    Self-management

    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

    Global citizenship

    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