Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Diploma of Vocational Education and Training - TAE50116

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Further your career in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Fees:

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Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

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Next intake:
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Overview

Gain skills and knowledge necessary for teaching and assessing across a range of VET-related contexts and also facilitating new insights and problem solving when working with learners.

Throughout the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, you will learn how to:

  • facilitate new insights and effectively problem solve when working with learners
  • manage the learning process to facilitate change and action in learners
  • provide effective self-assessment in your role as teacher/trainer in a VET environment
  • program development and facilitate e-learning.

You will also learn to design and develop learning strategies and assessment tools, and build the skills to support adult learners with their language, literary and numeracy as required. 

This nationally-accredited diploma is suitable for people who have the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent qualifications and experience in competency-based training.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this diploma is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

This course is delivered entirely online.

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 organisation
  • an evaluation of a training program.

You will undertake teaching practicum activities in the program within 3 of the core units.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

RMIT is a world-class provider of training.

This course 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.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

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
  • Maintain and enhance professional practice.

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. 

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Program code: C5353
National curriculum code: TAE50116

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
City Campus
12 months
C5353
Location
City Campus
Duration
12 months
Plan code
C5353
CRICOS

Career

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 coordination 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.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

You should have:

  • 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.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of this course will be guaranteed entry into the courses below.

For more information, explore our Pathway finder, or contact Study@RMIT.

Fees

2023 fees

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.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$7,000* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$7,250* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Defer your payment

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme, 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 VET Student Loan 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 VETSL debt. You will start repaying your accumulated VETSL 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.

For more information see VET Student Loans or Study Assist.

VET Student Loan cap

If your program is eligible for the VET Student Loan 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. 

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.