Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM8807C

Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5354 - 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: 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

None

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:

TAETAS501 Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

 This course is online. Activities may include:

-Online activities which may include discussion threads and/or blogs and wikis
- Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
- Oral or written questioning
- Assignments and projects
- Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
- Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
- Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer


Teaching Schedule

For students who commence February 2017

This course is taught in 3 sessions in semester 2. 

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

Session 1

Discuss with relevant staff their objectives, expectations and organisational requirements; use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to develop professional relationships; identify, analyse and address any existing, or potential, issues that may impact on the organisation’s objectives and requirements; identify and access resources, in accordance with organisational requirements; develop a project plan for the conduct of the TNA with relevant persons to be negotiated and agreed by the organisation

Session 2

Use reliable, appropriate and efficient methods for collecting information and data on current, emerging and future training needs; analyse the organisation’s work roles to determine skills and competencies needed for effective performance; follow legal, organisational and ethical requirements to gather information and data, to assess the current skills and competencies of staff; use reliable and valid data analysis methods to determine current and emerging organisational training needs

Session 3

Provide the organisation with clear advice and recommendations on training and assessment needs, presenting options for meeting those needs; obtain feedback and comments from the organisation on the suitability and sufficiency of advice and recommendations; use legal requirements to process, complete and present final report to the organisation

 


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 you will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.

Electronic resources are located on Electronic resources are located on My RMIT, myStudies. 


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

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


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: First training needs analysis

Research, conduct and provide advice through a training needs analysis. You must demonstrate

  • processes that were used to determine the organisation’s needs
  • details of research methods undertaken to identify suitable training and/or assessment
  • planning for the training needs analysis
  • the presentation of advice and recommendations

Task 2: Second training needs analysis

Research, conduct and provide advice through a second training needs analysis, as per Task 1 above

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

It is a requirement of the Dip Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the "2017JULYTDDVET" Blackboard program shell accessed via 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 deadlines:

February intake:

Task 1: needs to be submitted by midnight August 18

Task 2: needs to be submitted by midnight September 30


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 made available in the first week of study in semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

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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