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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EMV501.

Subject Relationships

EMV501 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the vocational training system and their own contextualised practitioner role within it;
  • be able to explain the systems approach to training and how the development and use of Training Packages relates to this approach;
  • be able to explain the principles of a learning analysis, including the conduct of a training needs analysis;
  • be able to explain the principles of learning design, including the planning of appropriate training strategies and the development of learning tools;
  • be able to explain the principles of assessment, including assessment and recognition pathways, assessment plans, strategies and tools; and
  • be able to explain the principles of training evaluation.


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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.