Course Title: Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and complete a portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3308 Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Title: Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and complete a portfolio

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEDU5983

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Baia. Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

The focus of the unit is to evaluate pathway options and plan skills development; design, implement and monitor a learning plan; and compile a portfolio of evidence.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21375 Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio

Elements:

1 Assess potential pathway options

2 Clarify learning goals

3 Design and implement an individual learning plan.

4 Prepare portfolio of completed work samples

5 Monitor and update the individual learning plan


Learning Outcomes

This learning outcomes in this unit applies to learners with personal, learning, employment and community participation goals. The learning plan documents an agreed program that the learner will undertake during the course to research and evaluate pathways, plan, document, and monitor progress towards achieving learning goals and objectives. The program will take into account the learner’s learning style and preferences. The learner will also develop and maintain a portfolio of evidence which documents achievement of course goals and meets formal requirements of the audience.

The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence at Level Five (Reading) and AQF 5.

http://www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework

http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-levels\
 


Learners needs and expectations require a focus on individual learner objectives such as:

  • improved language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • new skills and knowledge
  • specific competencies
  • target qualifications
  • new career
  • career advancement

Learner objectives may also include: 

  • information and advice on courses, learning programs, qualifications and assessment
  • individualised learning support systems


Overview of Assessment

This course is delivered as part of an integrated program.


You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.


You may be assessed by:

Course and career research pathway
Cover letter and resume writing
Face to face course/job interview
Feedback:
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Generic statements for Overview of Assessment section 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks
Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.


Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.


Summative Assessment tasks:

  • Documentation of portfolio
  • Documentation of course & career research
  • Role play interview

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
Please note:


Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

Assessment Matrix
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on MyRMIT.