Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GEDU6043

Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3310 - Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou and Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email:,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennifer Chamberlain

Tim Morris

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit of competency you will research, plan and produce a learning plan this will develop the skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio


1 Clarify learning goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1Identify and prioritise learning goals
1.2 Discuss goals with appropriate persons and identify any additional skills requirements
1.3 Compare current skills and knowledge with identified goals
1.4 Access support resources


2 Clarify factors impacting on own learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss previous experiences in relation to achieving identified goals
2.2 Identify preferred learning styles
2.3 Note ways in which participating in the program will assist in meeting personal goals


3 Document an individual learning plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clarify the purpose of an individual learning plan
3.2 Identify the features of an individual learning plan
3.3 Confirm the processes for developing an individual learning plan
3.4 Complete the individual learning plan


4 Prepare portfolio of completed work samples

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Discuss the purposes of the portfolio
4.2 Identify and discuss types of evidence required
4.3 Define the purpose of evidence
4.4 Clarify format of portfolio
4.5 Collect examples of evidence for portfolio


5 Monitor and update the individual learning plan

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify progress towards end-of-course goals and objectives
5.2 Determine factors which contributed to success in meeting goals
5.3 Note barriers to success in meeting goals
5.4 Discuss learning strategies which can be applied to other contexts with appropriate support person
5.5 Amend individual learning plan as needed.

Learning Outcomes

The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+
the Autralian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing at Level 3.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

 The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) on the first day of each teaching week.


This unit in part covers the skills to identify and document current skills and plan future skills in order to achieve learner objectives.

You will: 
• take part in formal and informal discussions
This unit covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate.


In this unit students you  will prepare a portfolio of all the  assessment tasks and review their language learning journey. You will be required do write a reflective written text based on all learning activites.

Teaching Schedule

Program dates

13th July – 20th November, 2015
Semester break
21st September – 2nd October, 2015
Public Holiday
Melbourne Cup Day 3rd November, 2015

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.

Teaching schedule


WEEK VU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio




Explanation of certificate requirements

Diagnostic Test



 Learning Plan

This is an ongoing task for students to identify learning goals, weak areas in language and resources to addresses the areas.

Self reflection.



 Learning Plan



 Learning Plan


 Learning Plan



 Learning Plan



 Learning Plan



 Learning Plan



 Learning plan



 Mid-semester interviews.


Assessment Task 1 Develop a Learning Plan and Portfolio Due

Mid-Semester Interview

Review of learning plan


**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:

• English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time 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 notetaking, summaries,essays, letters and research reports.


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.

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 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:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks:

Summative assessments:

Assessment 1                     Develop a Learning Plan and Portfolio. Due: Week 10
This is an ongoing task for students to identify learning goals, weak areas in language and resources to addresses the areas. It encourages self-reflection by analysing learning styles and identifying opportunities for skills development and setting and maintaining study goals. The evidence of weekly reflection on the learning and progress should be documented. The evidence should be collected and presented in a portfolio.


Assessment Task 6           Mid-Semester Interview and Portfolio of Evidence. Due: Week 10
A formal interview between teacher and student to discuss a variety of matters such as attendance, assessment tasks, further study options, progress and other issues including presentation of a portfolio of evidence.
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.

Assessment Matrix

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. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Other Information

Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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