EPT320 High Level Facilitation for Adult and Vocational Education (8)

This subject introduces the concepts of learning through facilitation. This is a practicum subject that requires students to put theory into practice during a 200 hour supervised professional placement. The subject provides students with an opportunity to apply learning and teaching theory and encourages observation, reflection and analysis of learning in various workplace and education contexts. This subject requires students to complete professional experience activities that can contribute to supervised teaching practice requirements for some workplace purposes.

The practicum placement includes a minimum 50 hours of supervised teaching practice, observed and evaluated by a qualified teacher or educator; plus a minimum of 50 hours observing the teaching practice of others; plus a minimum of 100 hours of engagement in other professional activities, such as developing course and/or teaching materials, evaluating training, participating in assessment validation, mentoring students and/or peers, undertaking other professional development activities. Appropriate evidence demonstrating these requirements includes (but may not be limited to) verified journals, timesheets, minutes of meetings, course materials, reports, reviews, reference letters, etc.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed subject EPT509 as it is a paired subject

Assumed Knowledge

EEL320 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education

Subject Relationships

EPT509 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe teaching and learning approaches in relation to the planning, implementation and evaluation of facilitation methods;
  • be able to discuss the strategies used to accommodate the needs of different groups of learners and teaching contexts;
  • be able to adapt and implement teaching methods to suit a variety of teaching and learning situations;
  • be able to apply effective and innovative facilitation strategies and approaches to teaching and learning in their own professional practice; and
  • be able to develop and present a portfolio of teaching practice with evidence.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • 1. Learning through facilitation
  • 1.1. Defining and describing high level facilitation
  • 1.2. Dimensions of high level facilitation
  • 1.3. High level facilitation in the context of Adult and Vocational Education
  • 1.4. Case studies of high level facilitation
  • 2. Observation, reflection and analysis of learning
  • 2.1. Observing and reflecting on teaching and learning approaches/strategies
  • 2.2. Analysing effectiveness of teaching and learning approaches/strategies
  • 2.3. Reviewing your own teaching and learning approaches/strategies
  • 2.4. Adapting/developing effective learning and teaching approaches/strategies
  • 3. Practicum requirements - 200 hours, consisting of: 50 hours observed teaching practice, 50 hours observing the teaching practice of others, and 100 hours of teaching related activities
  • 4. Portfolio of Teaching Practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EPT320 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Practicum approvals
Professional reference list
Practicum portfolio

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 25 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

The subject requires students to source a professional placement within a Registered Training Organisation and complete 200 hours of supervised practicum, 50 hours of which is observed teaching.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.