Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education is for people who work in the adult and vocational education and training sector. The qualification provides you with fundamental knowledge and skills for teaching adults and can be used to advance your career opportunities with training providers, colleges and community education providers.

This degree

The UOW Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education offers sound theoretical foundations and extensive practical skills that address the broader aspects of education and training. This course has five core subjects and three elective subjects, all focusing on Adult and Vocational Education.

You will have the opportunity to progress into the Master of Education (Adult and Vocational Education) if you are interested in further study.

This Graduate Diploma is flexible, allowing you to study online, in the classroom, or a combination of both.

What you will study

This course includes the study of innovation in adult education, teaching and learning theory and practice in diverse settings, multi-literacies and numeracies of learners, and technology in education.

UAC 935011

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online

Course Code

2601

Duration

One year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

083555M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area. Other qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may also be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$11,280 (2019)

$22,560 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$11,280 (2019)

$22,560 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area. Other qualifications combined with relevant professional experience may also be considered.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,272 (2019)

$26,544 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$13,272 (2019)

$26,544 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Broad discipline knowledge of adult learning principles and also the different approaches to teaching adult learners from a diversity of backgrounds.
2 Sound understanding of the various approaches to teaching within the adult and vocational education field as well as underpinning knowledge of how to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate programs.
3 Expert, advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:a) Assess adult learners’ needs; b) Analyse the specific demands and requirements of diverse learners; c) Design, plan, implement and evaluate vocational education and adult learning programs in state, national and international settings; d) Observe, reflect on and critique pedagogical practices.
4 Capacity for differentiated instruction for diverse groups of adult learners.
5 Sound understanding of curriculum design and evaluation principles both in face to face and online environments.

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Adult & Vocational Education, must complete 48 credit points including:

  1. core subjects to the value of 30 credit points; and
  2. elective subjects to the value of 18 credit points.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Students are required to complete the following four core subjects (24cp):
EDGH852 Learning about Learning in Adult Education 6 Autumn
EDGH856 Innovation for Practitioners in Adult, Vocational & Higher Education 6 Autumn
EDGH959 Teaching for Diversity in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education  6 Spring
EDGH967 Multiliteracies & Numeracies in Adult & Vocational Education 6 Spring
Plus one core subject selected from the Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training list below (6cp). EDGI900 and EDGI904 are recommended foundation subjects.
EDGI900 Introduction to Technology in Education 6 Autumn
EDGI901 Emerging Issues in Educational Technology 6 Spring
EDGI902 Designing Digital Learning Environments 6 Not available in 2019
EDGI903 Digital Resource Design 6 Not available in 2019
EDGI904 Online Learning and Teaching 6 Spring
EDGI905 Evaluation of Digital Learning 6Autumn
Plus three elective subjects selected from the following (18cp):
EDGX901 Psychology for Educators 6 Autumn
EDGH961 The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education 6 Autumn
EDGH958 Curriculum Design and Evaluation 6 Spring
EDGL920 Leading, Developing and Managing People 6 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies. The Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education at UOW will add merit to the career of its graduates.