Adult Education

About the Course

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 transferable to a range of contexts and learner profiles.

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

Qualification Diploma
Course Code HE20508V01
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work as adult education teachers in vocational education and training and industry training settings.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

  Starts in July

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: HE20508V01-18WCN-007

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

If you have any queries about your application or enrolment into this course, and to find out how to apply, contact the course coordinator Lesley Smith on 02 6391 5684 or email

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Full Time

This is an online course. No face to face attendance is required, but we recommend participation in a 1 hour of online engagement each week during the semester.

Course length: 16 hours per week for 1 Year

Start Date: 30 July 2018
End Date: 29 July 2020

What will I pay?

Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees. Find out more" target="_blank">Study Assist website

International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. Please check the" target="_blank">TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $55.00.

Who can I talk to?

Select Apply to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.