Course Title: Assessment and Workplace Training

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Assessment and Workplace Training

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr Neale Jackson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252681

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.20

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites are an appreciation of scientific communication and methods.  Student should have passed ONPS 2334 Scientific Skills and Communication or an equivalent course, or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This Course prepares participants to assess trainees on or off the job and to plan, develop, prepare, present, manage and evaluate training for groups or for one to one training.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of the course participants should be able to:
• Understand competency based assessment in the workplace
• Apply practical approaches to conducting training needs analysis
• Develop facilitation skills and motivational strategies for adult learners
• Promote training within your organization

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

• Plan the workplace assessment strategy
• Set up a workplace assessment activity
• Carry out assessment and record the details
• Review assessment
Prepare a training session
• Deliver a training session
• Evaluate a training session
• Manage the administration and logistics of a workplace training session

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;

• development and presentation of assessment and training materials

• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (Including appropriate journals) and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.

Overview of Assessment

There will be a variety of assessments including tests, oral presentation and written assignments.
Eight competencies are assessed.