Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
You’ll gain skills and knowledge necessary for:
- teaching and assessing across a range of VET-related contexts
- facilitating new insights and problem solving when working with learners
- managing the learning process to facilitate change and action in learners
- effective self-assessment in your role as teacher/trainer in a VET environment
- resource and program development
- facilitating e-learning.
This nationally-accredited program is suitable for people who have the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent qualifications and experience in competency-based training.
This program is delivered entirely on line. You will be encouraged to apply what you are learning to your particular industry and vocational education and training environment. Your facilitator will interact with you via a weekly webinar and guide you through the online learning content and activities. These include:
- Participation in online discussion
- Analysis and critique of reading material
- Peer review of materials you develop
- Research into professional practice
Over each semester you will undertake workplace –based projects for assessment. These have a practical outcome for example
- The design and development of learning materials
- A training needs analysis for an organization
- An evaluation of a training program
You will undertake teaching practicum activities in the program within 3 of the core units.
RMIT is a world-class provider of training. This program is led by highly experienced and qualified trainers who model best practice in skills required of VET practitioners. You will have the opportunity to practise these skills in a supportive online environment, as well as engage in projects in your industry and workplace.
You will be encouraged and supported to develop your links and networks within the adult and vocational education and training sector.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
There are 10 units in this qualification – 6 core and 4 electives
These cover skills in:
- designing and developing learning strategies for qualifications
- supporting the LLN needs of learners
- designing learning resources
- designing and developing assessment tools
- designing e learning resources
- facilitating e learning
- evaluating training programs
In addition, three of the compulsory units in this qualification include teaching practicum activities:
Provide advanced facilitation practice, Provide advanced assessment practice and Maintain and enhance professional.
You must arrange for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to supervise your teaching practicum.
This program is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 teaching qualification for the vocational education and training sector.
This program is delivered online over a 12 month period.
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Program code: C5353
National curriculum code: TAE50116
Job roles associated with this qualification relate to the delivery of training and assessment within the vocational education and training sector.
You’ll be prepared to take on roles for experienced VET practitioners. This may include leading teacher roles or co ordination or management roles in VET.
Graduates of this program are employed by a range of organisations including private registered training organisations (RTOs), government departments, schools, community organisations and large TAFE institutes.
Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification include:
- leading other trainers and assessors
- providing mentoring to new trainers and assessors
- registered training organisation (RTO) advanced trainer and assessor
- designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies
- Advanced vocational education teacher
- VET in VCE or VCAL secondary school teacher
You should have:
- A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO or similar organisation where the focus has been on competency based training, or
- Another relevant qualification and vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO or similar organisation where the focus has been on competency based training and assessment, or
- Extensive vocational experience in training and assessment roles within an RTO or similar organisation where the focus has been on competency based training and assessment.
You must be:
- working in vocational education and training and
- arrange for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to supervise your teaching practicum.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2019 government subsidised place: AU$5750* per annum
- 2019 full-fee place: AU$6000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
Vet Student Loan cap
If your program is eligible for the VSL scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference by the due date once you exceed the cap.
It’s easy for you to keep track of your VET Student Loan debt, and you can choose to make upfront payments at any time before the census date.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.