Postgraduate Courses
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Graduate Certificate in Adult Education/ Higher Education/ Vocational Education and Training

Testamur Title of Degree:

Graduate Certificate in Adult Education

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Graduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Training


GCertAdEd - Adult Education

GCertHighEd - Higher Education

GCertVET - Vocational Education and Training

My University:

Adult Education, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education


One session full time or part time equivalent

Total Credit Points:


Delivery Mode:

On campus (face to face with online support)


Starting Session(s):

Autumn, Spring



UOW Course Code:

1151 - Adult Education

696 - Higher Education

1152 - Vocational Education and Training


053881A - Adult Education

053882M - Higher Education

053883K - Vocational Education and Training


This program seeks to explore adult education in a broad range of cross-sector settings and will also aim to have significant links with other programs in the Faculty.

The program seeks to capitalise on an environment of innovation and change in:

    • Higher Education

    • TAFE and VET in Schools programs

    • Health and Community Services

    • Military, police and security services

    • Corrective services

The courses provide opportunity for students, who are most often mid-career professionals, to develop work-based projects to sustain innovation and change in their own organisations.

The Graduate Certificate is offered in the three streams of Adult Education, Higher Education and VET and assessment tasks are focussed for the relevant group of learners.

Entry Requirements

Entry is available to candidates who satisfy the University's entry requirements for Graduate Certificates (i.e. a three year degree or equivalent). Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a combination of training qualifications, e.g. Certificate IV and professional experience that are equivalent to a three year degree, but candidates should check whether this pathway meets the formal teaching accreditation requirements of their employers.

Course Requirements

Subjects are chosen from the list below in consultation with the course coordinator, to total 24 credit points.

Course Program



Credit Points


The Global Challenge in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education*



Learning about Learning in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education



Professional Development in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education



Innovation for Practitioners in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education



Multiliteracies and Numeracies in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education



Introduction to Technology in Education


*EDGH951 is a compulsory subject in this program

Other Information

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Last reviewed: 15 October, 2012