Course Title: Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5202C

Course Title: Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4277 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact: Paschal Somers

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maria Dimitrakopoulos
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Building 53 - level 1
18 Cardigan St Carlton 3053
Ph: 9925 54933

Nominal Hours: 30

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

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group.

This unit typically applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator in or with a training and assessment organisation. The person will be working from a learning program developed by someone else, and structuring the learning around that program.

This unit includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


1/. Interpret learning environment and delivery requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Access, read and interpret learning program documentation to determine delivery requirements
1.2. Use available information and documentation to identify group and individual learner needs and learner characteristics
1.3. Identify and assess constraints and risks to delivery
1.4. Confirm personal role and responsibilities in planning and delivering training with relevant personnel


2/. Prepare session plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Refine existing learning objectives according to program requirements and specific needs of individual learners
2.2. Develop session plans and document these for each segment of the learning program
2.3. Use knowledge of learning principles and theories to generate ideas for managing session delivery


3/. Prepare resources for delivery

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Contextualise existing learning materials to meet the needs of the specific learner group
3.2. Finalise learning materials and organise facility, technology and equipment needs in time for delivery of learning sessions
3.3. Confirm overall delivery arrangements with relevant personnel


4/. Deliver and facilitate training sessions

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Conduct each session according to session plan, modified where appropriate to meet learner needs
4.2. Use the diversity of the group as another resource to support learning
4.3. Employ a range of delivery methods as training aids to optimise learner experiences
4.4. Demonstrate effective facilitation skills to ensure effective participation and group management


5/. Support and monitor learning

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Monitor and document learner progress to ensure outcomes are being achieved and individual learner needs are being met
5.2. Make adjustments to the delivery sessions to reflect specific needs and circumstances
5.3. Manage inappropriate behaviour to ensure learning can take place
5.4. Maintain and store learner records according to organisational requirements

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:
• facilitate group-based learning by preparing and delivering a series of training sessions,
• identify and respond to diversity and individual needs
• access and use documented resources and support personnel to guide inclusive practices.

Details of Learning Activities

All training undertaken in the course will be focused on Competency based training. Competency based training develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to undertake a job to the standard expected in the workplace. For each course in this program you will receive a result of ’competent’ or ’not yet competent’.

You will participate in class learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, role plays, group discussions and working in pairs. Other activities will include: reading and discussing the text, online research, and reading articles provided by your trainer.

At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for students to experience either real or simulated workplaces. WIL activities in this program include:

• Simulations of training and assessment work environments
• Projects completed in your own workplace.

Many students who undertake this program are already employed in training and assessment. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and many students use their own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.

Teaching Schedule

A detailed teaching schedule for each TAE program will be handed out on the first day of class.

For the TAE Intensive program, 10 days of training in the months of February and May 2012, have been scheduled as follows:

Week 1 – 2 days Thursday and Friday
Week 2 – 3 days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Week 3 – 2 days Thursday and Friday and
Week 4 – 3 days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The ‘1 Day a Week’ program is conducted on 10 consecutive Tuesday’s – program 1 commences Feb 7th 2012 and program 2 commences April 17th 2012.

The TAE Semester Long program runs for 17 consecutive weeks (Three (3) hour evening sessions with one (1) Saturday) commencing in February 2012.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Blackwater Projects Learner manuals available in the RMIT Blackboard site.

Other Resources

Electronic resources are located on Blackboard. Handouts pertaining to in class activities will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment

The unit ’TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group based learning’ is holistically assessed with other units within the TAE40110 qualification.  A detailed list of units can be found in the ’In Class assessment task Project 1 and Workplace Project 2’.  

Assessment Tasks

For your Assessment Projects for the Cert IV TAA ’Delivery’ module – refer to your Learner Guide for details on the tasks and Blackboard for electronic copies and templates.

Assessment Matrix

See the ’Delivery’ module assessment workbook for details.

Other Information

“In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”

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