Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5955C

Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

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: 40

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 unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a training needs analysis (TNA) to identify the training and assessment needs of an organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis


1. Identify the organisation’s needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss with relevant staff from the organisation their objectives, expectations and organisational requirements

1.2 Use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to develop a professional relationship with the organisation.

1.3 Identify, analyse and address any existing or potential issues that may impact on the organisation’s objectives and requirements

1.4 Identify and access resources in accordance with organisational requirements

1.5 Develop a project plan with relevant persons to be negotiated and agreed by the organisation


2. Conduct training needs analysis

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use reliable, appropriate and efficient methods for collecting information and data on current, emerging and future training needs

2.2 Analyse the organisation’s work roles to determine skills and competencies needed for effective performance

2.3 Follow legal, organisational and ethical requirements to gather information and data to assess the current skills and competencies of staff

2.4 Use reliable and valid data analysis methods to determine current and emerging organisational training needs


3. Provide advice to the organisation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide the organisation with clear advice and recommendations on training and assessment needs

3.2 Provide the organisation with options for meeting identified training needs

3.3 Obtain feedback and comments from the organisation on the suitability and sufficiency of advice and recommendations

3.4 Use legal requirements to process, complete and present final report to the organisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. identify an organisation’s training needs
. conduct a training needs analysis
. provide advice to the organisation about its training needs

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

Teaching Schedule

February, April, July and September intakes

Sem 2, Weeks 14-17

Week 14: Identify the organisation’s needs

Week 15: Conduct the training needs analysis

Week 16: Conduct the training needs analysis

Week 17: Provide advice to the organisation

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

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. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


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 each cluster. These tasks may include:

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

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.

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 have to research, conduct and provide advice through two training needs analysis for one
or more organisations. You will have to demonstrate: the processes that were used to determine the
organisation’s needs; detail the research methods undertaken to identify suitable training and/or
assessment; show how you planned for the training needs analysis; and provide the client with
options, advice and recommendations.

Submission deadline: midnight of the second Sunday after the last week of the teaching schedule (eg if the last week of the teaching schedule starts Mon February 10, 2014 then the second Sunday after this last week is 23 February).

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
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Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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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
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