GC017 - Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education and Training

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Plan: GC017P12 - Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education and Training
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Adult and Vocational Education and Training
Award abbreviation: GradCertAdult&VocEd&Train
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time-2 semesters/2 years part-time-4 semesters
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/education
ASCED code: 070103
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The program has been designed to develop your knowledge and skills for learning and teaching in adult and vocational educational contexts. You will have the opportunity to integrate your work experience into course requirements through face-to-face and/or online learning activities, supervised teaching practice, investigations, professional portfolios and collaboration with peers to reflect and evaluate current theory and practice in the AVET sector.

As a graduate of this program you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to work effectively across a range of educational, commercial and community settings. You will be able to work in the adult vocational educational and training sector in a range of roles including as an industry trainer or community and adult educator.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related pathways for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University such as the GD037 Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education and Training. Graduates from the GC017 Graduate Certificate  in Adult and Vocational Education and Trainingneed to complete an additional 48 credit points relevant to the program to achieve the GD037 Graduate Diploma in Adult and Vocational Education and Training award.


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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience or professional practice may be considered.

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 (no band less than 6.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 600 (TWE 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 100 with minimum of 24 in writing and 22 in all other sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 65 (no band less than 58)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: (Advanced 2 certificate pre- 2011)
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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Education has an established reputation for providing educational and vocational leadership in creating knowledge for the future through work with client groups within primary, secondary and tertiary education, communities and enterprises. Through the established Program Advisory Group, the School gains advice on emergent issues within the sectors of education from industry representatives. These biannual meetings and other forums throughout the year inform the School's programs to be responsive to sectorial needs, issues and opportunities within different sectors of the education industry as they relate to curriculum renewal and design. As a participant in this program you will be encouraged and supported to develop and further your links and networks within the adult and vocational education and training sector.

This program is not accredited with any professional external acceditation organisations.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit
Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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