Course Title: Evaluate a training program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

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: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Facilitator

Paschal Somers

ph 99254911

paschal.somers@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 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 that 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 that 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:

.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 July 2016

This course is taught over 11 sessions in semester 2. The course forms part of a cluster of 3 courses which together are referred to as the "E-learning" cluster; the other 2 units of the Delivery cluster are TAEDES503A Design and develop e-learning resources & TAEDEL501A Facilitate e-learning. 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.

 

SessionContentTAEDEL501A (Facilitate e-learning)TAEDES503A(e-learning resources)TAEDES505A(evaluation)
1

 

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how these 3 units together form an introduction to e-learning.

 

 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4
2Facil E-learning: establish e-learning environment and introduce e-learning E1&E2  
3Facil E-learning: establish e-learning environment and introduce e-learning

E-learning resources:research requirements

 E1&E2 E1 
4E-learning resources: design the resources  E2 
5E-learning resources: develop the resources  E3 
6Evaluate: plan and prepare evaluation   E1
7Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

 E3&E4 E4 E2
8Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

 E3&E4 E4 E2
9Facil E-learning: guide,facilitate & monitor e-learning

E-learning resources: trial and review resources

Evaluate: collect and collate data

 E3&E4 E4 E2
10Facil e-learning: review e-learning processes E5  
11Evaluate: analyse data and report on conclusions and recommendations   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 TDD (TAE50211) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the "2016JULYVETTDD" Blackboard 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:

 

July intake

Tasks 1-2 need to be submitted by midnight Sunday May 21, 2017

Task 3 needs to be submitted by midnight Friday April 14 2017

 

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

SA Satisfactory / NYS Not Yet Satisfactory

CA Competency Achieved / NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment


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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