Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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, and July 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. 

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.

  • do Assessment 12.2 (workplace project) as described on pg 410 of the prescribed text
  • do Assessment 12.1 as described on pg 409 of the prescribed text

In completing the above tasks please also follow any extra instructions provided by your facilitator.

Submission deadline:

Feb intake: midnight Sunday November 16, 2014

April intake: midnight Sunday March 29, 2015

July intake: midnight Sunday June 14, 2015

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 can be found on pg 411 of the prescribed text.

Other Information

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

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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