EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education (8)


This subject encourages learners to develop their understanding 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
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT509
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EEL445 and EEL418

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have previously completed EMC408 or EPT304 or EPT440 or EPT320.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
EMC408 EPT304 EPT320 EPT440 EPT320 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Critically analyse situations where vocationally based training is being delivered in innovative and/or flexible ways;
  • Critically analyse innovative and/or flexible delivery solutions in so far as:
  • - the planning, implementation and evaluation of facilitation methods;
  • - the strategies used to accommodate needs of different individuals, 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 or specific groups of learners;
  • - the factors that impact on learners in terms of the social and economic/political context;
  • Critically analyse areas for innovation within their own training context in relation to current literature; and
  • Develop an innovative program which implements the ideas encountered in their investigations and incorporates current research, literature and policy.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Experience as a facilitator in the adult and vocational education system
  • High level facilitation
  • Innovative and flexible delivery
  • Developing high level facilitation skills
  • PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS - 50 hours consisting of:
  • investigation of high level facilitation in adult and vocational education delivery in one or more settings, and the critical reflection of findings within the context of current research literature.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 7 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 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 07 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.