Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education

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.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

2601

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

One year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

083555M

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $23,616

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.

Distance

Session Fee: $11,808
Full Course Fee: $23,616

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

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.

Distance

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $20,064

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.

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

23 July 2018

Applications Close
29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July - 15 November 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education will demonstrate:

  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:
    1. Assess adult learners’ needs;
    2. Analyse the specific demands and requirements of diverse learners;
    3. Design, plan, implement and evaluate vocational education and adult learning programs in state, national and international settings;
    4. 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, comprising:

  1. 5 core subjects to the value of 30 credit points; and
  2. 3 elective subjects to the value of 18 credit points as outlined in the table below.
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 & Higher Education 6 Spring
Select one core subject 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 Not offered in 2017
EDGI902 Instructional Strategies and Design 6 Not offered in 2017
EDGI903 Digital Resource Design 6 Spring
EDGI904 Online Learning and Teaching 6 Spring
EDGI905 Evaluation of Technology-Based Learning 6 Autumn
Plus three 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

 

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.