- 2019



Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Education



This specialisation focuses on ways to lead and develop communities of learners and their learning in workplaces, communities and in local, regional, global and virtual spaces. It offers ideas and approaches to enable participation and learning through formal and non-formal means, and to expand and extend practice and skill development in communities. You will deepen your knowledge of how to lead and develop individuals and communities through workplace and vocational learning, regional education, global and intercultural education, partnerships, community building and policy making.



In order to graduate from D6002 Master of Education with a specialisation in adult learning students must complete two or three enhanced professional learning units as follows (24 or 36 points).

Students complete one or two of the following:

  • EDF5661 Designing learning for adults
  • EDF5664 Learning through participation

and one or two of the following:

  • EDF5632 Understanding inclusion in learning communities
  • EDF5657 Indigenous perspectives in professional practice
  • EDF5658 Young people: Culture, communities and education
  • EDF5659 Building partnerships with families and communities
  • EDF5662Not offered in 2019 Leading local, rural and regional learning and participation
  • EDF5663 Education and globalisation in the Asian century
  • EDF5666Not offered in 2019 Education, development and ecological sustainability

Refer to the course entry for full course requirements.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this postgraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following degree:

  • D6002 Master of Education

Students in other degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.