Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time
(with advanced standing)

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

This degree will build on your work experience and skills, giving you the tools for a new career direction in adult teaching and training. You will develop an understanding of the key concepts and values in adult and vocational education, communication and change, teaching and learning, student assessment and curriculum development.

Attendance information

Students in the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and the Bachelor of Training program can choose to complete their courses in either full or part-time mode. Full-time enrolment generally comprises four courses per trimester and part-time, two courses per trimester. The courses in this undergraduate program are delivered through flexible delivery and students, except for international students who must enrol in the majority of their courses in on-campus mode, can elect to enrol in either on or off-campus mode. Students enrolling in either mode are provided with web-based resources.

If students enrol in an on-campus offering of a course, they attend classes, comprising both lectures and tutorials, during designated weeks of the trimester. Classes are mostly held in weekday evenings. Off-campus students have access to a range of online support services, including formalised virtual classroom focusing on each course conducted over the trimester.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

All students in the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education will complete 3800EDN Teaching Pratice in Adult and Vocational Education, in a registered training organisation whereby they undertake a practicum of 50 hours of teaching with an experienced mentor.

Those students not exiting with a Bachelor of Training will complete a second practicum (4231EDN Advanced Vocational Teaching Strategies) in a senior high school for a period of 75 hours over a minimum of a continuous four-week period.

It is through these experiences that these students learn to appreciate how teaching and training are accomplished within the context of a work setting.

My career opportunities

You will be qualified to work in the vocational education and training sector, including TAFE, industry and private training providers, post-compulsory schooling, secondary schools, adult and community education, or in human resource development roles in the private and public sectors. The VET in Schools major leads to work within high school vocational subjects.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and Bachelor of Training may be eligible to apply for the Master of Training and Development (5652).

Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (1065)

If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact a Student Centre for assistance.


Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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