Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will prepare students to teach and work in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Students will investigate major policy drivers in adult and vocational education in Australia and consider how these impact on their own professional practice. Students will analyse research relevant to Vocational Education and Training (VET), Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Adult and Community Education (ACE). They will learn about the events that led to the establishment of vocational education sector in Australia and gain an appreciation of the diverse teaching and learning methods, methodologies and environments in which vocational and adult education occurs. Students will develop advanced knowledge of key learning theories, vocational pedagogies, and contemporary practices relevant to adult and vocational education. They will analyse and critically evaluate the contexts of vocational education and apply this knowledge to reflect on their own professional practice.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will participate in workshops and seminars which will include material focused on: Vocational and adult education theories and theorists, Pedagogy and andragogy in vocational and adult education, Purposes, traditions and prospects of vocational education, Exploring the diverse contexts of adult and vocational education

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into the Bachelor of Technology Education (EBTE, EBTEB) or Master of Teaching (Secondary) (EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW) or Admitted into the Bachelor of Educational Studies (EBEST, EBESTB, EBESTM, EBESTP) or by subject coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and critique education theories, theorists and pedagogies applicable to vocational and adult education.
02. Investigate pedagogical influences and devise strategies to integrate them into vocational and adult education contexts.
03. Explore and evaluate the diverse contexts of vocational education.

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