Course Title: Contribute to personal skill development and learning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Contribute to personal skill development and learning

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to support own learning and skill development needs in the context of an organisation’s goals and objectives.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning


1. Identify own learning needs for skill development

1.1 Personal learning needs and skill gaps are self assessed
1.2 Advice on learning needs is provided to relevant personnel
1.3 Opportunities for undertaking personal skill development activities are identified and planned in liaison with work groups and relevant personnel

2. Undertake personal skill development

2.1 Appropriate opportunities provided by the workplace are identified
2.2 Opportunities are identified to use appropriate new skills in workplace activities
2.3 Coaching / mentoring advice is followed through in work activities

3. Monitor learning effectiveness

3.1 Feedback from individuals or colleagues is used to identify future learning opportunities
3.2 Where a final assessment process is carried out, the outcomes are reviewed and further learning needs are identified.
3.3 Suggestions for improving learning opportunities and assessment processes are provided to appropriate personnel

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency 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.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Evidence of the following is essential:
• Identifying and implementing learning opportunities for self
• Following learning plans to match skill needs
• Receiving feedback constructively

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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.