Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

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 course 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.This part time course is delivered over 2 years, or 1.5 years if you have already completed a Diploma of VET or Diploma of VET Practice.


240 credit points, 2 subjects/semester over 2 years.


  • Writing and analysis for study and work
  • VET Teaching and Assessment Practice
  • Developing VET Curriculum for Training Providers and Industry
  • Learning Theories: VET in Context
  • VET in Society
  • Contemporary VET pedagogical practice
  • Applied Research and Reflective Practice in VET
  • VET links with the Economy and Industry.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE)
  • And four years industry experience
  • And an industry qualification at Certificate III or above.An associate degree is normally 16 subjects. Based on the above entry requirements, Federation will grant credit for 8 subjects.You will be granted credit for 10 subjects if, additionally, you have a Diploma of VET/VET Practice TAE50111, TAE50116 or 21697VIC. The University will only grant a maximum of 66% credit into any course.

Study pathways

For students who wish to progress to a full degree, special arrangements are in place for Associate Degree graduates to complete a Bachelor of VET by distance education through Charles Sturt University.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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