Course Title: Evaluate a training program
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: TCHE5866C
Course Title: Evaluate a training program
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
In this course you will develop the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a training program in order to measure the effectiveness of training in meeting workforce performance needs and capability requirements.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program
1. Plan and prepare evaluation
1.1 Document the aim and scope of the evaluation study
1.2 Identify the data and information required and access sources of information
1.3 Establish a project plan and timelines which identify tasks and stakeholders in the evaluation process
1.4 Select and brief staff to be involved
1.5 Establish constructive relationships with the stakeholders identified in the evaluation plan
2. Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
2.1 Identify the most appropriate technique(s) for gathering quantitative and qualitative data and information
2.2 Develop evaluation instruments to gather data and information
2.3 Arrange workplace visits and meetings, and access to data and information
2.4 Collect data and information and store in compliance with the record keeping and privacy policies and procedures of the organisation
2.5 Identify and record potentially useful information which is not identified in the evaluation plan
2.6 Collate and process data relevant to the evaluation
3. Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions
3.1 Analyse the data and information to identify the outcomes of training and their impact on workforce capability
3.2 Cross-check findings where possible by comparing with the results from different evaluation instruments
3.3 Develop conclusions about the effectiveness and efficiency of the training program, as per the evaluation aim and scope
3.4 Document areas of training that are satisfactory and those requiring improvement
3.5 Identify factors affecting performance and suggest possible enhancements or alternatives to the training program
4. Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation
4.1 Document issues and conclusions arising from the analysis conducted
4.2 Make recommendations to stakeholders on areas of possible improvement
4.3 Discuss preliminary findings with stakeholders
4.4 Produce an evaluation report and distribute to all stakeholders
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. plan and prepare an evaluation
. collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
. analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions
. report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to:
• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator
February, April, and July intakes
Sem 1, 2014: Weeks 11-14
Week 11: Plan and prepare evaluation
Week 12: Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
Week 13: Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions
Week 14: Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedules, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of speakers.
"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.
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.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will need to provide evidence demonstrating that you can:
- evaluate a training program against workforce performance needs and capability requirements
- produce an evaluation report that addresses all phases of the evaluation process including recommendations on areas for improvement
- critically review the evaluation process and approaches taken and propose changes to improve the process.
In completing the above task please also follow any extra instructions provided by your facilitator.
Feb intake: midnight Sunday June 1, 2014
April intake: midnight Sunday August 10, 2014
July intake: midnight Sunday November 2, 2014
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course website at myRMIT Studies.
The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and can be found on pp 100-01 of the prescribed text.
Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.
Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
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.Extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
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