Associate Degree in Training and Education

Federation University Australia Federation Business School

This qualification is for teachers and trainers within the vocational education and training sector, in TAFE, Registered Training Organisations, industry or adult education settings; or for people wishing to work in such settings. The qualification equips VET teachers and trainers with high-level skills and knowledge to handle the challenges of industry engagement, new modes of learning and a changing VET environment. You will acquire: an understanding of the principles and practice of competency based education and training as delivered in a range of settings; insight into the broad social, economic and political context for VET; an understanding of learning and human development theories and how to apply them; knowledge and techniques to address literacy and numeracy needs of learners; an ability to analyse, and think critically and constructively about, issues and developments in the VET sector; skills and knowledge to liaise with industry at local and national levels; confidence to pursue higher-level university studies.

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission to the Associate Degree of Training and Education requires the following: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104 or later) Four years' industry experience An industry qualification at Certificate III or above Diploma of VET, Diploma of VET Practice or Diploma of Training and Assessment.


While the total length of this program is listed as 2 years, all applicants who meet the entry criteria will receive significant credit for their multiple qualifications and experience, and will only need to complete 6 courses (units), which are normally completed over 3 semesters of part time study.

Subjects you can Study:

Independent learning in university contexts Learning theories: vet in context Thoughtful VET practice VET links with the economy and industry VET in society Contemporary VET pedagogical practice

Study Pathways:

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary, Training Officer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 4 years

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.


We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit:

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus

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