Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Instructional & Training Skills)

A unique course part focused on learning to manage, part learning about teaching theory and practice; and part industry based learning of how to apply manage a college or school for better learning outcomes.

Course Code: VBS001
Fee Code: AC
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 900 hours
Qualification Advanced Certificate
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EDUCATION IS A FAST CHANGING INDUSTRY WITH AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES

Everyone knows that computers have changed the way schools, colleges and universities operate in today's world.
Changes in education have been affected by more than just computers.

  • People study longer than ever before
  • Adults retrain throughout their lives, for career changes
  • People travel to different cities and countries to study
  • Employers train their staff more than ever before

Increasing activity in education and more varied ways of teaching; has created entrepreneurial opportunities beyond anything needed in the past; but also a far more complicated education industry than what ever existed in the past.

Success in Education today depends as much on management skills as it does on teaching skills!

If you want a sustainable career in education; your opportunities will be greatly enhanced by this course.


 
 

Course Contents:

There are three parts to this course:

1. Foundation Modules (4)
These courses develop a capacity to better manage yourself and others in an education context. These modules,
though generic in their delivery, are designed to offer lots of opportunity to relate set tasks and assignments to the education context.

Management
Office Practices
Business Operations
Marketing Foundations

2. Stream Modules (3) chosen from the following options:

Instructional Skills
Classroom Delivery Skills
Course Writing/Development
Delivering Distance Education
Educational Psychology

(Choose only three of the above)

3. Workplace Project (200 hrs)

There are different options available to you to satisfy this requirement:

Alternative 1.

If you work in the industry that you have been studying; you may submit a reference from your employer, in an effort to satisfy this industry (ie. workplace project) requirement; on the basis of RPL (ie. recognition for prior learning), achieved through your current and past work experience.

The reference must indicate that you have skills and an awareness of your industry, which is sufficient for you to work in a position of responsibility.

Alternative 2.

A one module credit (100 hrs) can be achieved by verifying attendance at a series of industry meetings, as follows:

  • Meetings may be seminars, conferences, trade shows, committee meetings, volunteer events (eg. Community working bees), or any other meeting where two or more industry people or people who are knowledgeable about their discipline.
  • Opportunity must exist for the student to learn through networking, observation and/or interaction with people who know their industry or discipline
  • A list of events should be submitted together with dates of each attended and times being claimed for each
  • Documentary evidence must be submitted to the school to indicate support each item on the above list (eg. Receipts from seminars, conference or shows, letters from committee or organisation secretaries or committee members. All such documentation must contain a contact details)

Alternative 3.

Credits can be achieved by completing standard modules Workplace Project I, II and/or III

Each of these modules comprises a series of "hands on" PBL projects, designed as learning experiences that involve interaction with the real world. (This approach is based upon tried and proven learning approaches that originated in American universities but are now widely used and respected by academia throughout many countries). See the web site or handbook for more detail.

Alternative 4.

If you do not work in the relevant industry, you need to undertake a project as follows.

 

How Long Does it Take :  The average student will take around 900 hours to complete this course.

 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Instructional & Training Skills).
 Industry Project I BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Course Writing And Development BGN107
 Management VBS105
 Office Practices VBS102
 Time Management BBS208
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 8 modules.
 Business Operations VBS006
 Classroom Delivery Skills BGN106
 Delivering Distance Education BGN108
 Educational Psychology BPS105
 Instructional Skills BGN101
 Marketing Foundations VBS109
 Managing Change BBS211
 Managing Remote Work BBS210
 

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Instructional & Training Skills) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


HOW DO YOU LEARN YOURSELF?

Different people are hard wired to learn in different ways. This makes it important to match the learning style of a course with the student. As an educator, you need to understand this. In preparing to be an educator though, it's in your own interest to understand what type of learner you are, and study with a school that matches your psychology.

Most people are hard wired to learn by processing information. The more they process information, the more they understand it, retain it, and develop an ability to apply it. Others are geared more to collecting and storing information. They may view repeated encounters of the same information as time wasting, whereas the information processor may view repetition as enlightening and deepening an understanding of the subject.l

Our courses will use a variety of learning approaches that bring together many of the standard teaching models outlined below.
Teaching practice is generally defined into 5 main models. There are no definite boundaries between each of the models. No one model is regarded as superior to another.

Exposition Model
This approach is teacher-centred, whereby the teacher narrates and explains, and practice and revision is used to consolidate the learning. It is based on the traditional approach. It is not inflexible, but the narration, explanation, revision and practice are considered basic to effective teaching. Content focuses on traditional subjects, with a strong emphasis on the basic skills.
 
Behavioural Model
This model is based on well-structured steps of learning and the use of reinforcement.  This has been used in formal full-class teaching or face-to-face instruction. This approach is still teacher-directed. With modern technology and on line training techniques (like video conferencing), it is now possible to apply this model to distance education.
 
Cognitive Development Model
Here, the teacher creates a supportive atmosphere, selects tasks according to the student’s developmental level, and elicits the student's reasoning in relation to the tasks. This approach requires planning of steps, but emphasis is on student's reasoning. A number of cognitive approaches are examined within the context of this model. The pupil learns in a resource-rich situation by using reasoning to solve problems. Distance education allows each student to be treated as an individual, giving each student a selection of optional assignments from which to select, according to the level at which the student is capable.
 
Interaction Model
This model emphasises learning based on the student's interaction with other people and with society, i.e. personal interaction. This model works mostly in group situations. The focus is on social interaction. Content focuses on social-moral-cultural problems which produces self-aware people. There are many ways a student can interact with their teacher and other students, including in person, over the phone, by email, skype, and video conferencing.
 
Transaction Model
This is a pupil-centred model involving a range of teacher structuring with which the self-directed student interacts. It is assumed that change (learning) results from those interactions.  The teacher functions more as a guide. Focus is the action (transaction) of the learner. This model is derived from progressive education and open learning. Distance education can work extremely well for this system.

Different schools suit different people. Some people learn fast, and others slow. Some can read something and remember it, while others need repetition to remember. Some will not remember what they read, no matter how many times they read it; but if they apply that information in a real life situation, they may remember it for life. Everyone learns differently. This is a fact that is understood and appreciated by educational psychologists.  

If you want to learn it is important that the school and style of learning is matched to the student.

EDUCATION REQUIRES WHOLE LIFE BALANCE FOR CHILDREN

We often hear about adults needing to get their work-life balance right, but the same can be said for children. The world has changed. People are more aware of risks to our children - health and safety issues, environmental risks, germs, and so on - so how we treat our children has also changed. Often they are not allowed to play outside or undertake certain activities in case they injure themselves, and they live in ultra-clean environments which is now thought to have increased the propensity of food allergies in children.
 

Furthermore, some children are put under greater pressure from a younger age to succeed; be it as an athlete, musician, artist, intellect, or whatever else. In other cases, a child may be reared in an environment where they are deprived of the opportunity to develop social relationships or play due to things like poverty, disrupted home lives, or being given up for adoption. In some instances they have little time to just be a child and enjoy their childhood. Consequently, they may engage in less social interaction. In recent decades there has been a plethora of research that has underlined the importance of social development in children and the significance of play in that process.   


THIS COURSE IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST CHILDREN'S EDUCATION THOUGH!

 

  • Education today has become big business.
  • Entrepreneurs have developed colleges and universities that have become huge international businesses
  • Some are extremely profitable; and others are not

Through this course you can explore the possibilities, and develop the skills to sustain a business or career in the education industry.


WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WORK IN EDUCATION?

The world is in the midst of a technological revolution, which is changing the way we work in many ways. Computers, robotics and other technological developments, combined with globalisation, the internet and other developments; have already impacted to a degree on education.

People are studying online today; which simply didn't happen with past generations. Schools are using interactive computer programs as teaching aids; and students are increasingly carrying libraries of text books on electronic devices. Further technological developments will inevitably change the education industry even more. It may be uncertain if students will or won't be taught more my robots, holograms, computers or staff spread across many counties. What is certain though is that the jobs people perform in education will continue to change dramatically; and that the most successful educators of the future will need to be innovative, adaptive and have stronger management skills than ever before.

This course is one for educators who want a sustainable career. It may well be more important to career sustainability than even a university degree in education.

 
 
Since 1999 ACS has been a recognised member of IARC (International Approval and Registration Centre). A non-profit quality management organisation servicing education.

ACS is an Organisational Member of the Association for Coaching (UK).

Member of Study Gold Coast Education Network.

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

UK Register of Learning Providers, UK PRN10000112


How can I start this course?

You can enrol at anytime and start the course when you are ready. Enrolments are accepted all year - students can commence study at any time. All study is self paced and ACS does not set assignment deadlines.

Please note that if a student is being assisted by someone else (e.g. an employer or government subsidy), the body offering the assistance may set deadlines. Students in such situations are advised to check with their sponsor prior to enrolling. The nominal duration of a course is approximately how long a course takes to complete. A course with a nominal duration of 100 hours is expected to take roughly 100 hours of study time to complete. However, this will vary from student to student. Short courses (eg. 100 hrs duration) should be completed within 12 months of enrolment. Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Awards (eg. over 500 hours duration) would normally be completed within 3 -5 years of enrolment. Additional fees may apply if a student requires an extended period to complete.
If a student cannot submit their assignments for 6 months to ACS, they should advise the school to avoid cancellation of their student
registration. Recommencement fees may apply.

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We also have Afterpay that will allow you to pay for your course or payment plans in four instalments (if you are in Australia).


What do I need to know before I enrol?

There are no entry requirements that you need to meet to enrol in our courses, our courses are for everyone.
If you are under 18, we need written permission from your parent/ guardian for your enrolment to continue, we can arrange that after you have enrolled.

You don’t need to purchase any additional resources to complete our courses.

We aim to teach you the essentials without you having to purchase any specific computer program.
We recommend that you have access to a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, so that you can easily complete and submit your assignments.

You sure can. We are here to help you learn whatever your abilities.

Yes, if you are enrolling in a Certificate or Advanced Certificate, you might be eligible for credits if you have evidence of your previous studies or relevant experience. More information is here.

We recommend that you are able to browse websites, send emails and conduct online research. You will need to be able to type and submit your assignments.
If you have limited computer skills, we can make special arrangements for you.

This is possible, it depends on the institution. We recommend that if you would like to use our courses that you contact the institution first. Our Course Handbook is a good resource for this.

Our courses are written in English and we only have English speaking academic staff. If you can read and complete your assignments in English, our courses are ideal for you.

Our courses are designed to build knowledge, hands on skills and industry connections to help prepare you to work in the area, running your own business, professional development or as a base for further study.

This course is aimed at providing you with a solid understanding of the subject. It has been designed to take 600 hours, which includes your course reading, assignment work, research, practical tasks, watching videos and more. When you complete the course, will have a good understanding of the area/ industry you want to work in.

It’s up to you. The study hours listed in the course are a rough guide, however if you were to study a short course (100 hours) at 10 hours per week, you could finish the course in 10 weeks (just an example). Our courses are self-paced, so you can work through the courses in your own time. We recommend that you wait for your tutor to mark and return your assignment before your start your next one, so you get the benefits of their feedback.

The course consists of course notes, videos, set tasks for your practical work, online quizzes, an assignment for each lesson (that you receive feedback from your tutor from) and ends in an exam (which is optional, if would like to receive the formal award at the end), using our custom built Learning Management System - Login.Training.

Our courses are designed for adults to gain professional development and skills to further their careers and start businesses.

Our custom online learning portal allows you to conduct your learning online. There may be practical tasks that you can do offline. You have the option of downloading your course notes or print them to read later.

There is also the option to pay an additional fee for printed course notes and or USB (availability limited to location and deliverability).

Yes, if you don’t have access to the internet, you can receive the course as paper notes or on a USB stick for an additional fee. We can also make alternative arrangements for you to send your assignments to us.

We offer printed notes for an additional fee. Also, you can request your course notes on a USB stick for an additional fee.

Yes, your tutor is here to help you. Simply post any questions you have in your login.training portal or contact the office and we can pass on a message to your tutor.

We are more learning focussed, rather than assessment focussed. You have online quizzes to test your learning, written assignments and can complete an exam at the end of the course (if you want to receive your certificate). You will not receive a pass/ fail on your course work. If you need to add more details on your assignment, we will ask you to resubmit and direct you where you need to focus. If you need help, you can ask your tutor for advice in the student room.

Each module (short course) is completed with one exam.

Exams are optional, however you must sit an exam if you would like to receive a formal award. You will need to find someone who can supervise that you are sitting the exams under exams conditions. There is an additional cost of $55 (AUS) $50 (O/S) for each exam.
More information is here

There are practical components built into the course that have been designed to be achieved by anyone, anywhere. If you are unable to complete a task for any reason, you can ask your tutor for an alternative.

When you complete the course work and the exams (8-9 exams) and you will be able receive your course certificate- an Advanced Certificate. Otherwise, you can receive a Letter of Completion.

You can bundle the short courses to create your own customised learning bundle, Certificates or Advanced Certificates. More information is on this page.

Yes, our courses are built to be applicable for people living anywhere in any situation. We provide the fundamentals, and each student can apply their own unique flair for their own interests, region and circumstances with the one-on-one guidance of a tutor. There is also a bit of student directed research involved.

Employers value candidates with industry skills, knowledge, practical skills and formal learning. Our courses arm you with all of these things to help prepare you for a job or start your own business. The longer you study the more you will learn.

ACS has an arrangement with OAMPS (formerly AMP) who can arrange Professional Indemnity from Australian and New Zealand graduates across all disciplines. Ph: 1800 222 012 or email acs@oamps.com.au.


Who are ACS Distance Education?

ACS Distance Education have been educating people for over 40 years.

We are established and safe- we have been in education for over 40 years.
We are focused on developing innovative courses that are relevant to you now and what you will need to know in the future.
We are focused on helping you learn and make the most of your experience.
You can enrol at any time, you can work on your course when it suits you and at your own pace.
We are connected to many industry bodies and our staff participate in continuous improvement and learning activities to ensure that we are ahead of what learning is needed for the future.

Our courses are not accredited by the Australian Government. However many of our courses are recognised and held in high regard by many industry bodies.

Our courses are written by our staff, who all have many years experience and have qualifications in their speciality area. We have lots of academic staff who write and update our courses regularly.


How do I enrol my staff/ sponsored students?

Yes, you can do a request for a bulk enrolment and request an invoice on our Invoice Request Form

We can prepare an invoice, quote or proforma invoice. Simply complete your details on our Invoice Request form

We can arrange bulk discounts for your course enrolment, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

Yes, we have many students who are in locked facilities, such as prisons or hospitals. We can cater by also offering paper notes at an additional cost.


What if I have any more questions or need more information?

We can assist you to find the right course for your needs. Get in touch with us via email (admin@acs.edu.au) call on +61 7 5562 1088 or complete our course advice form.


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Course Contributors

The following academics were involved in the development and/or updating of this course.





Tutors

Meet some of the tutors that guide the students through this course.

Jade Sciascia

B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Prof.Ed, Cert Food Hygiene.

Former Business Coordinator, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Administrator (Recruitment), Senior Supervisor (Youth Welfare). International Business Manager for IARC. Academic officer and writer with ACS for over 10 years, both in Australia and in the UK.

Tracey Jones

B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), Dip. SW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies).

Tracey has over 20 years experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects.

She is a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work. Tracey has also written a text book on Psychology and has had several short stories published.

Rajy Xavier

M. Eng., M. Ed.

An Electrical Engineer with 12 years of experience in Engineering and Education. After completing masters in Telecommunication Engineering, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering for 5 years. Then she has completed her masters in education with double major from Queensland University of Technology.

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