EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills for Post Compulsory Education (8)


This subject introduces the concepts of learning through facilitation. It introduces the learners to ways of observing, reflecting upon and analysing learning in various workplace contexts. This subject is a practicum subject but with a difference: the objective of the practicum is to investigate learning environments characterised by high performance facilitation and to use the ideas collected through observation, interview and other investigative techniques to reflect on ways in which you could improve on your own practice as a facilitator of learning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT320
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

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104 or TAE40110)

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have previously completed EMC408 or EPT304 or EPT440.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EMC408 EPT304 EPT440 EPT509 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Identify situations where VET courses are being delivered in innovative and flexible ways
  • Analyse flexible delivery solutions in so far as:
  • - the planning, implementation and evaluation of facilitatioin methods
  • - the strategies used to accommodate needs of different groups of learners and teaching situations
  • - the use of effective communication using a variety of techniques
  • - the adaptation of teaching methods to suit non-classroom contexts
  • - the factors that impact on learners in terms of the social and economic/political context
  • Identify areas for innovation within their teaching and training
  • Plan an innovative program which implements the ideas contained in their investigations and subject materials


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • - Experience as a facilitator in the VET system
  • * Defining and describing facilitation
  • * Innovation
  • * Tacit (or implicit) knowledge
  • * Workplace change
  • * Dimensions of facilitation
  • * The role of context in facilitation
  • * Variations in developmental pathways
  • - High-level facilitation
  • * Case studies
  • * Conducting simple on-site case studies
  • * Case stories
  • * Goals and objectives of your study
  • * Sources of useful and exemplar case studies
  • * Planning investigations into high performing VET practice
  • - Developing case-studies/stories of high level facilitation
  • - Working flexibly to observe a variety of situations and to collect useful data and concepts
  • * Flexible delivery
  • * Self-paced learning
  • * Online facilitation
  • * Working as a facilitator
  • * Reviewing your teaching style
  • - Observing, reflecting and planning
  • * Observing
  • * Reviewing your observations
  • * Interviewing
  • * Reflecting
  • PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS - 50 hours consisting of:
  • - Investigation of high level facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education delivery through interview, observation and reflection

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 6 days duration. There are 50 hours of practicum investigating high level facilitation in Adult and Vocational Education delivery through interview, observation and reflection.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.