Course Title: Negotiated Project 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Negotiated Project 2
Credit Points: 12
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008
Course Coordinator: Ian Robertson
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252613
Course Coordinator Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 37.2.23
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
TCHE 1003 Principles of Adult Teaching and Learning
The negotiated project aims to provide an opportunity for students to complete an applied project in a post-compulsory education and training setting. The project should be the equivalent of 25 days work over a period of six months. It should extend existing skills or demonstrate existing skills within a new context.
The negotiated project is designed as a course that should be completed towards the end of the Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education and Training.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course involves the completion of a minor negotiated project. It can be completed within the learner’s own workplace, focused around a project which is negotiated between the learner, their line manager and the course lecturer. The project timeline is also negotiated but will normally be within the duration of one semester.
A student will be expected to be able to:
1. Plan, design, conduct and review an applied project in an adult or vocational context according to agreed timelines and outcomes.
2. Prepare a project report of a critical nature in accordance with contemporary academic conventions including details of:
2.1. project outline (professional and personal goals)
2.2. methods used for implementation of the project
2.3. review of the project and personal practice
2.4. linkages between theory and practice
2.5. how engagement with the educational literature has informed professional practice during the project
2.6. recommendations (if applicable)
Overview of Learning Activities
Program Stage: i. Introduction To The Project
• the general aims and objectives of the program;
• the program sequence;
• roles of key participants in the process - Student, Lecturer, Industry Supervisor;
• relevant procedures and forms;
• assessment requirements;
• prerequisite background.
Program Stage: ii. Student Preparation of Proposal
Student prepares and presents, using the appropriate form, their project proposal (Proposal form is attached to this course guide)
Program Stage: iii. Review of Proposal
Student presents proposal to Lecturer.
Proposal is reviewed and adapted if necessary to ensure project guidelines are met.
Agreement is reached regarding proposed starting dates and timeline.
Program Stage: vii. Approval of Project
Final project approval
Program Stage: viii. Implementation of Project
Student undertakes the project.
The student and lecturer should meet on a regular basis to assess progress and to discuss problems/issues.
Overview of Learning Resources
Learning resources depend on the specific project undertaken
Overview of Assessment
Option 1: Completion of an applied project
Participants are expected to identify and complete an applied project that clearly links theory with practice. The final report should be written in accordance with contemporary academic conventions and be of a critical nature. It should reflect the linkages between theory and practice demonstrating how engagement with the educational literature has informed professional practice.
Option 2: Completion of a learning project
Participants are expected to identify an issue which they investigate in depth. The final report should be written in accordance with contemporary academic conventions and be of a critical nature. It should reflect the linkages between theory and practice demonstrating how engagement with the educational literature has informed professional practice.
Due Date: 13 June 2007
Length: 3150 words (equivalent) not including appendices
The Written Report should be of a critical nature in accordance with contemporary academic conventions including
1. A description, review and evaluation of the project including professional and personal goals.
2. Clear linkages between theory and practice
3. A description of how engagement with the educational literature has informed professional practice
4. Conclusions and recommendations
Due Date: June 2007, venue TBA (RMIT), 4.00-9.00pm
Length: 15 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion/questions related to project
The oral summation will be presented at a student conference at RMIT. The presentation should be the equivalent of 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of question/discussion/debate. The presentation should be of a professional standard with the use of appropriate presentation tools including a summary of the project report with connections to originally stated personal and professional goals and aims.
Option 3: Completion of appropriate courses at the required level that are not offered in the Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education and Training.
Evidence of completion of a course not offered in the Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education and Training which is at the required post-graduate level. Where the course falls below the requirements of a Graduate Diploma the applicant may be requested to complete supplementary tasks.