EMV302 Adult and Vocational Education in Australia (8)


Quality training and assessment requires practitioners to have a thorough understanding of the Australian Vocational Education and Training system. This subject explores the theoretical, regulatory, and practical factors that influence training. Needs assessment, learning and assessment design, evaluation of training, and a range of other current issues are addressed at a critical level. This subject assumes background knowledge of content covered in the TAE Certificate IV in Training & Assessment  and experience working within the context of Australian Qualifications Framework Training Packages.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMV302
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EEL120 and EEL320

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EMV501.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EMV501 EMV501 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Effectively use Training Packages (and other curricular structures) to design, implement and evaluate specific programs which meet the qualification rules and the training needs of different groups of students;
  • Plan a strategic training needs analysis;
  • Design effective learning plans, including appropriate strategies and tools;
  • Design effective assessment pathways, including assessment plans, strategies and tools;
  • Plan and design effective evaluation of a training and/or assessment program of a specific context; and
  • Contextualise current directions of training and assessment within Australian organisational contexts, including emerging best practices.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Australian Vocational Education sector
  • Training Needs analysis
  • Effective learning and teaching
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.