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Diploma of Adult Education

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20508V01-19WCN-002

Location – TAFE Digital

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2 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Diploma of Adult Education is a fully online course that will equip you with the skills to design and deliver high quality training programs in your area of expertise. You will learn how to design learning and assessment that engages learners so that they benefit from the knowledge and expertise you have in your discipline area.

The course will provide you with the skills to understand the adult learner and identify training needs, design and implement effective assessment, use digital technology in teaching and to develop effective resources. A work placement will give you practical experience in teaching adults with the skills learnt being transferrable to a range of contexts and learner profiles.

Download the TAFE NSW Higher Education Course Information Brochure for an outline of the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course.
Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:
- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements, all applicants are required to have a qualification in at least one vocational area and at least three years current industry experience. This is to ensure they meet the industry qualification requirements for trainers under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, Standard 1.13 (ASQA, 2015).

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

This course is not registered with CRICOS and is therefore not available for enrolment by students holding an international student visa. Offshore students are eligible to apply for entry into this course and should contact the course coordinator.
This course has enrolment requirements. You will be required to supply additional information prior to your application being reviewed and accepted. You must supply this information to the Student Program Administrator within 48 hours of her receipt email. Requested documents and information should be emailed to Failure to supply the entrance criteria information within 48 hours for review may result in your application being cancelled.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application. If you have been accepted into the course then your enrolment will be processed as soon as practicable and you will be sent a welcome email confirming your enrolment.

You can download a Course Information Brochure which outlines the structure, objectives and assessment requirements for this course at:

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course, and to find out how to apply, contact the Student Program Administrator, Catherine Wright on 02 6391 5818 or email
This is a flexible/blended course. Participation in Adobe Connect sessions for one hour each week is recommended, and engagement with facilitators through telephone and email during the semester.

Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.
FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist website
International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.
In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in.

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
AEDEL102A Communicating in the Training Environment
AEDEL101A Understanding the Adult Learner
AEDEL104A Teaching Adults
AEDEL103A Digital Technology in Teaching

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Graduates will be qualified to work as adult education teachers in vocational education and training and industry training settings.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Western Connect
Cnr Browne & Harold Sts, Forbes
Phone 131 601

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