Vocational Graduate Certificate in International Education Services

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who apply both broad and highly specialised skills and knowledge in the field of international education. Their roles involve making significant, high level and independent judgements within major, broad or specialised planning, design, operational, technical or management functions. They may also have responsibility and broad ranging accountability for the structure, management and output of the work of others or for discrete functions.


Total number of units = 5

3 core units plus

2 elective units

At least 1 elective unit must be selected from the elective units listed below.

The remaining 1 elective unit may be selected from the list below, any currently endorsed training package or accredited course.

Core units

add topic BSBDIV701A Develop cross cultural communication and negotiation strategies*

add topic TAEEDU701A Investigate current trends in internationalisation of education*

add topic TAEEDU704A Conduct applied international education research*

Elective units

add topic BSBINN801A Lead innovative thinking and practice

add topic BSBREL701A Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

add topic TAEEDU702A Develop international onshore education programs and projects*

add topic TAEEDU703A Establish transnational offshore education initiatives*

* Note: These units are based on modules from the accredited course 21077VIC Graduate Certificate in Business (Management of International Education). Permission to adapt the modules was granted by the Department of Education and Training on behalf of the copyright holder, the State of Victoria.


    Prerequisite requirements

    There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

    Pathways into the qualification

    There are no formal pathways into the qualification; candidates are likely to undertake it following vocational experience in a range of roles.

    Pathways from the qualification

    TAE80210 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning).

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


clearly communicating workplace information to others (verbally and nonverbally)

communicating sensitively in a cross-cultural context

communicating with people who speak languages other than English

interpreting needs of internal and external customers

negotiating effectively

reading and interpreting workplace-related documentation

writing to audience needs


applying knowledge of own role as part of a team

working as an individual and a member of a team

working with diverse individuals and groups


developing practical responses to workplace-related functions

taking action to resolve concerns

Initiative and enterprise

adapting to new and emerging situations

being creative or proactive in response to workplace problems, changes and challenges

developing a strategic, creative, long-term vision

developing innovative solutions to workplace challenges

Planning and organising

allocating resources to workplace tasks and requirements

collecting, analysing and organising workplace data

identifying risk factors and taking action to minimise risk

planning for contingencies

utilising or determining required resources


following workplace documentation, such as codes of practice or operating procedures

managing own time and priorities

projecting a professional image when representing the organisation

taking personal responsibility at the appropriate level


maintaining knowledge of products and services

participating in ongoing learning (formal and informal)

seeking assistance and expert advice


applying business-related technology skills in organising and using workplace information

using business-related technology and equipment

using business-related technology safely