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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education


The Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development is designed specifically for people currently working in the field of adult learning and development who wish to upgrade their formal qualifications, gain recognition for prior work experience, and improve their theoretical knowledge and practical expertise. Completion of this course will lead to a recognised tertiary degree in adult and vocational education and training that will place graduates at the forefront of professional knowledge and practice and give them a competitive edge in the employment market. Opportunities exist for further study at honours or masters level.

Eligible students qualify for recognition of prior learning (RPL) and enter directly into the second year of the course.

The second and third years of the course comprise 16 units. Each unit is valued at 6 points. The course is structured to enable students to develop theoretical and conceptual frameworks in which to reflect critically and constructively on their previous and current work experience, in addition to developing new strategies and approaches for application in workplace and community settings. Their newly acquired knowledge and understandings are reinforced through a range of practical learning activities such as site visits, group workshops, case studies, and independent workplace projects.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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