Course Title: Evaluate a training program
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: TCHE5866C
Course Title: Evaluate a training program
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: 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
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
For students who commenced February 2015 or July 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 TAEAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis . 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.
|Session||Content||TAETAS501B (TNA)||TAEDES501A (strategies)||TAEDES502A(resources)||TAEDES505A(evaluation)|
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.
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
TNA: Developing TNA project plan
Strategies: Identifying stakeholders and resources
Resources:Understanding your target audience
Evaluation:Determine informaiton required to conduct evaluation
TNA:Building the relationship
Strategies: Developing learning strategy framework
Evaluation:Establish a project plan
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
TNA:Ways of gathering data; choosing which methods to use
Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles
Evaluation:Select evaluation instruments & gather data
TNA:Analysing work role requirements
Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles, continued
Resources:Analysing and mapping content specifications
Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered
TNA:Gathering information and data
Strategies:Contents and sequence of strategy
Resources:Writing content for the resource
Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered, continued
TNA:Gathering information and data continued
Strategies:Elaborating on strategy headings
Resources:Using clear and concise language/working with visuals
TNA:Analysing data to determine needs
Strategies:Developing strategy outcomes
Resources:Monitor work, checking specifications and facts
TNA:Analysing data to determine needs continued
Strategies:Measures for evaluating a strategy
Resources:Check text, format and visual design elements
TNA:Provide options and advice
Strategies:Feedback mechanisms for reviewing strategy
Resources:Validate and moderate the resource
Evaluation:Identify factors affecting performance
Resources:Review development process and identify areas for improvement
Evaluation:Document issues and conclusions and make recommendations
TNA:Finalising and presenting TNA
Strategies:Modifying the strategy and documenting changes
Resources:Documenting review process
Evaluation:Write evaluation report
|15||Revision of whole unit||E1,E2,E3||E1,E2,E3,E4||E1,E2,E3,E4,E5||E1,E2,E3,E4|
"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.
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
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 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.
For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday June 7, 2015
For students who commenced July 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday Nov 1, 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.
An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.
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
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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