Course Title: Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5205C

Course Title: Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

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: 25

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 use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs.

This unit typically applies to a person working in or with training and/or assessment organisations as an entry-level trainer, teacher, facilitator or assessor. It assumes that the person is working from a pre-defined training product, such as a training package or accredited course, and applying that product to meet client needs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs


2/. Analyse and interpret the qualifications framework

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Read and interpret qualification rules
2.2. Review and determine applicable licensing requirements and prerequisites
2.3. Determine suitable electives that meet client needs and job roles


3/. Analyse and interpret units of competency and accredited modules

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Select individual unit or accredited module to meet client needs
3.2. Read, analyse and interpret all parts of the unit or accredited module for application to client needs
3.3. Analyse links between unit and/or accredited module to develop effective applications for the client
3.4. Document analysis of unit or accredited module in a clear and accessible manner


4/. Contextualise units and modules for client applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Use information from the client to contextualise the unit or accredited module to meet client needs
4.2. Use advice on contextualisation produced by the training package developer or course developer to meet client needs


5/. Analyse and interpret assessment guidance

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Read, analyse and apply the assessment guidance of the relevant training package or accredited course
5.2. Determine any special requirements for assessment or reasonable adjustment to suit client needs


1/. Select appropriate training package or accredited course

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Confirm training and/or assessment needs of client
1.2. Identify and source training packages and/or accredited courses which could satisfy client needs
1.3. Use training products in line with the training and assessment organisation's quality assurance policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:
• analyse a training package and or accredited course to examine its component parts, identify relevant units of competency or modules, and contextualise those to meet a specific client need
• demonstrate a minimum of two examples of analysing training specifications, including at least one training package; the other may be another training package or an accredited course that meets a specific client need.

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 weeks (three (3) hour evening sessions with one (1) Saturday) commencing in February 2012.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Blackwater Projects learner manuals available on 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 ’TAEDES402A Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs’ 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 ’Design’ module – refer to your Learner Guide for details on the tasks and Blackboard for electronic copies and templates.

Assessment Matrix

See the ’Design’ 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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