Course Title: Research and develop units of competency

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5307 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Title: Research and develop units of competency

Portfolio: DSC 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 Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and develop units of competency to address work functions and processes, work roles and work related vocational outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES504A Research and develop units of competency


1. Interpret requirements and research competency area

2. Draft the unit of competency

3. Validate the unit of competency

4. Finalise the unit of competency

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
. interpret the requirements and research competency of a work area
. draft units of competency relevant to that area
. validate the units of competency
. finalise the units by ensuring that they meet all requirements

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks include :
- Professional conversation with facilitator
- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

An RMIT assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc)

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.