Course Title: Evaluate a training program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Maureen Cooper
ph 99254911
maureen.cooper@rmit.edu.au

Facilitator
Peter Murphy
ph 99254343
peter.murphy@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Plan and prepare evaluation

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

4. Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes


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

 This course is online. Activities include:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• 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


Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced February 2015

This course is taught over 15 weeks in semester 1.  The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "Design" cluster; the other 3 units of the Design cluster are TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies, TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources and TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program. In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster. In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.


Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

 

SessionContentTAETAS501B (TNA)TAEDES501A (strategies)TAEDES502A(resources)TAEDES505A(evaluation)
1

 

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how learning strategies and resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, determined through a training needs analysis, and how to then evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the training need.

 

 E1,E2,E3 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4
2

Training needs analysis (TNA):Identifying organisational objectives; Identifying and accessing resources for  TNA

 Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

 Resources:Clarifying learning resource requirements

 Evaluation: Determine aim and scope of evaluation

 E1, E2 E1 E1 E1
3

 TNA: Developing TNA project plan

 Strategies: Identifying stakeholders and resources

 Resources:Understanding your target audience

 Evaluation:Determine informaiton required to conduct evaluation

 E1 E1,E2 E1 E1
4

 TNA:Building the relationship

 Strategies: Developing learning strategy framework 

 Resources:
Consider exisitng resources and information

 Evaluation:Establish a project plan

 E1 E2 E1 E1
5

TNA: Identifying and addressing issues affecting objectives of TNA

 Strategies: Researching options for design of strategy

 Resources:Development plan for resource

 Evaluation:Ways of gathering information

 E1 E2 E1 E2
6

 TNA:Ways of gathering data; choosing which methods to use

 Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles

 Resources:Design options

 Evaluation:Select evaluation instruments & gather data

 E2 E2 E2 E2
7

 TNA:Analysing work role requirements

 Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles, continued

 Resources:Analysing and mapping content specifications

 Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered

 E2 E2 E2 E3
8

 TNA:Gathering information and data

 Strategies:Contents and sequence of strategy

 Resources:Writing content for the resource

 Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered, continued

 E2 E2 E3 E3
9

 TNA:Gathering information and data continued

 Strategies:Elaborating on strategy headings

 Resources:Using clear and concise language/working with visuals

 Evaluation:Develop conclusions

 E2 E3 E3 E3
10

 TNA:Analysing data to determine needs

 Strategies:Developing strategy outcomes

 Resources:Monitor work, checking specifications and facts

 Evaluation:Document findings

 E3 E3 E4 E3
11

 TNA:Analysing data to determine needs continued

 Strategies:Measures for evaluating a strategy

 Resources:Check text, format and visual design elements

 Evaluation:Cross-check findings

 E3 E4 E5 E3
12

 TNA:Provide options and advice

 Strategies:Feedback mechanisms for reviewing strategy

 Resources:Validate and moderate the resource

 Evaluation:Identify factors affecting performance

 E3 E4 E5 E3
13

 TNA:Framing recommendations

 Strategies:Making recommendations

 Resources:Review development process and identify areas for improvement

 Evaluation:Document issues and conclusions and make recommendations

 E3 E4 E5 E5
14

 TNA:Finalising and presenting TNA

 Strategies:Modifying the strategy and documenting changes

 Resources:Documenting review process

 Evaluation:Write evaluation report

 E3 E4 E5 E4
15 Revision of whole unit E1,E2,E3 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4

 

 
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.


References


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>myStudies. 


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

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Evaluate a training program

Evaluate a training program against workforce performance needs and capability requirements

Task 2: Review of evaluation

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.

Task 3: Online discussion boards

Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
  • keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
  • engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip VET (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in myRMIT>myStudies. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadline:


For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday June 7, 2015


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.


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

Other Information

Attendance/Participation
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.


Student Progress
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

Appeals

RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals


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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