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Study of Vocational Education in Schools (10102.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193968) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186816) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183466) - View
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This unit provides the basis for professional practice in vocational education and training (VET) in schools. As a part of the unit, students study issues and practices related to adult learning for VET and explore how these are contextualised to provide authentic vocational learning in secondary school environments. Students will also have the opportunity to complete relevant qualifications for working in the VET sector.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate discipline and professional knowledge in Vocational Education and Training (VET);

2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in advanced pedagogy for the delivery of VET;

3. Identify and work with key aspects of the learning environment that impact on VET learning design; and

4. Analyse and assess aspects of best practice in vocational education in a school setting.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One six hour workshop per week.


Enrolment in 327JA or 328JA; or approval from unit convener.



Assumed Knowledge

Industry qualifications issued by a Registered Training Organisation or work experience in the Vocational Education and Training sector.

Incompatible Units

7480 Secondary Teaching Studies 3

Equivalent Units

7480 Secondary Teaching Studies 3

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