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Gain greater training and development expertise

Are you interested in educating the leaders of the future? Our programs will prepare you for professional roles in adult and professional learning. You'll develop your existing vocational knowledge and build your capacity for professional work in training, teaching, development and research-related roles. Equipped with the teaching specialisation of this degree, you'll be well prepared to pursue careers in mainstream adult and vocational education fields.

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Study adult and vocational education at Griffith

Inspiring the next generation of adult learners

For many people today, learning doesn’t stop once they finish school. With one of our degrees under your belt, you’ll be equipped with the skills for adult, vocational and community education, training and professional development and continuing education and training. The programs cover topics such as:

  • Curriculum development and evaluation in adult and vocational education and training
  • Instructional design strategies for diverse groups of learners and settings in workplace and community contexts
  • The contribution of workplace learning to the knowledge required by individuals and organisations to develop human resources
  • Application of psychological development and learning theories to expertise development in adolescent and adult learning
  • Developing your research skills, problem-solving and analytical abilities

Learn from experts

Studying at Griffith, you’ll benefit from research-based teaching and dedicated support from committed, experienced lecturers with real industry and education experience. Other key features of the program include:

  • Work-based assessment that benefits you and your organisation
  • Comprehensive online resources and ongoing interaction with staff gives you multiple ways to learn
  • Exclusive access to international journals and databases so you stay ahead in the knowledge race
  • Assistance with study skills and assignment writing – we understand the challenges of university study and work with you to make a successful transition
  • Optional on-campus workshops (international students must meet attendance requirements)

Lee Wee Chee

Director, Learning and Professional Development, Institute for Adult Learning

Since studying with us in 2012, Mr Lee Wee Chee has progressed from Principal Learning Designer to Director, Learning and Professional Development at the Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore. Lee attributes much of his professional development to learning through our program. ‘I have been an educator all my life,’ he said. ‘When I started out as an adult educator, I realised my understanding of adult learning was not deep enough. This limited the ways I could help facilitate learning. When I realised Griffith offered the opportunity to study the different facets of adult learning, I jumped at the opportunity.’

Lee Wee Chee

Scholarships

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Career outcomes

Skilled teachers are crucial in vocational studies

With one of our masters degrees, you're ready to share your expertise and passion with enthusiastic students and you'll be able to build your professional career in a number of areas including:

  • vocational education and training
  • adult and community education
  • workplace learning
  • community education
  • health education
  • religious education
  • environmental education
  • citizenship education
  • public service
  • commerce
  • industry
  • private practice.

Our Master of Educational Studies provides advanced, professionally oriented studies for practising teachers, administrators, non-government education providers, and vocational, adult and continuing education professionals.

Our Master of Training and Development prepares you for professional roles in adult, vocational and community education, training and professional development.

Our Graduate Certificate in Higher Education provides staff in the university sector with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to teach in a range of learning environments and to facilitate student learning experiences and outcomes.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Thursday 29 April — Thursday 29 April

Year 11 and 12 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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