Advanced diplomas are a bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. This diploma is designed for anyone who has an interest in language, especially the English language. It provides a program of study in language, linguistics and communication that will be of value to teachers and non-teachers alike. This qualification will facilitate: professional development for teachers in the language, literacy and numeracy field; people entering adult English language, literacy and numeracy teaching from other teaching sectors (primary/secondary) by taking units from the TAA04 to contextualise their teaching into a VET context; people entering language, literacy and numeracy teaching through pathways in the TAA04 and their own vocational competence; and quality assurance processes for delivery of VET language, literacy and numeracy programs by establishing a minimum qualification benchmark.
This diploma is designed for people who are already practising, so they have, at the very least, a TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent or relevant demonstrated experience in adult training in the VET Sector, in which NRS Skills 4/5 will be assumed.
Advanced Diploma of Language Literacy And Numeracy Practice in Vet (40499SA)
The primary aim of most students who complete the Advanced Diploma in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice in VET is to gain employment in a related field, that is, employment as specialist teachers of language, literacy and numeracy practice in a vocational education and training context. There are other students who wish to proceed to higher education courses. Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice in VET may provide such students with status in such courses as the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education.
Estimated completion time: 2 year/s
To achieve an Advanced Diploma of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice in VET a total of NINE (9) units of competency must be completed. This comprises FOUR (4) core units of competency plus FIVE (5) elective unit of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 910. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.
Code Module/Unit of Competency
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
NYRA Conduct initial assessment for placement within an adult English language,literacy and/or numeracy program
NYRB Apply adult literacy methodologies to develop literacy skills
NYRC Apply adult numeracy methodologies to develop numeracy skills
NYRD Apply adult TESOL methodologies to develop English language skills
Total nominal hours – core units
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
NYRF Design courses for adult English language, literacy, numeracy and general education
NYRK Provide specialist adult English language, literacy and numeracy services in an institutional learning environment
NYRL Develop general education through an accredited course
NFNX (TAALLN401A) Address language, literacy and numeracy issues within learning and assessment practice
NFPA (TAADES502A) Design and develop learning resources
Total nominal hours – elective units
Total nominal hours for the qualification
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Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
* Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
* through adult education classes or training programs at work;
* Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
* Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.