Course Title: Design and develop learning resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5780C

Course Title: Design and develop learning resources

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 50

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop resources to support the learning process.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources


1. Research the learning resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify with the client the brief, focus and type of learning resource
1.2 Research the target audience, their learning needs and the learning environment for the resource
1.3 Gather, collate and analyse relevant existing information
1.4 Identify any ethical and legal considerations and act on them
1.5 Write a development work plan


2. Design the learning resource and plan the content

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Generate a range of design options using a variety of techniques
2.2 Develop and confirm with the client an outline or prototype for the learning resource
2.3 Analyse content specifications of the learning product and map out proposed content


3. Develop the learning resource content

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop content and content specifications in accordance with the agreed design
3.2 Establish mechanisms for reviewing work in progress
3.3 Ensure any text is clear, concise, grammatically correct and appropriate for the intended audience
3.4 Ensure any visuals are relevant, instructive and appropriate for the intended audience


4. Review learning resource prior to implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check resource content to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information against specifications
4.2 Check text, format and visual design for clarity and focus
4.3 Conduct an external review using appropriate review methods and incorporate feedback
4.4 Review final draft against the brief and other relevant criteria to ensure it meets all requirements prior to delivery to the client


5. Evaluate the design and development process

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review the design and development process against appropriate evaluation criteria
5.2 Reflect on the development process and methods and identify areas for improvement
5.3 Document identified improvements for future projects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. research learning resource requirements
. design learning resources and plan their content
. develop the content of learning resources
. review learning resources prior to implementation
. evaluate the design and development process for producing learning resources

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities both during scheduled class time and outside of it. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • teacher-directed group activities/projects
  • work shopping of students’ own projects
  • guest lecturers
  • peer teaching
  • class presentations
  • research both online and other as required
  • analysis/critique of suggested reading
  • teacher directed activities/exercises
  • self-directed study and activities
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • project-based work

Teaching Schedule

 RMIT Staff Program

 9.30 am-4.30 pm Friday 26 July, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 9 August, 2013

Public Program

6 - 9 pm Wednesday 31 July, 2013

6 - 9 pm Wednesday 7, 14, 21 August, 2013

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.

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

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include:

  • Workplace based projects
  • Contributions to online discussion forums
  • A professional conversation

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

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.



Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will research, design and develop two print-based resources that reflect client needs and the contexts of application. You will document: your consultation, research and findings; and the completed designs for the two resources. For one of the two resources you will conduct a review and trial of the resource, including user feedback and state how this impacted on the development of the resource. You will present the final print based resource, either complete or in part (or a sample thereof), and describe your specific role in the development process.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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