Course Title: Design and develop learning strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: TCHE5904C

Course Title: Design and develop learning strategies

Important Information:

In order to successfully undertake assessment of this unit you need access to a workplace.

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Facilitators   Peter Murphy ph 99254343   Paschal Somers ph 99254911

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, develop and review learning strategies.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies


1. Determine the parameters of the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the purpose of the learning strategy, likely target groups and their learning needs

1.2 Research qualification or other benchmark options for meeting the likely target group needs and select an appropriate option

1.3 Consult with relevant people to confirm the parameters of the learning strategy


2. Develop the framework for the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop a learning strategy design that reflects the requirements of the selected qualification or other benchmark

2.2 Analyse industry or organisation documentation to determine additional and supporting requirements

2.3 Research and analyse options for design, based on likely target groups, their learning needs and contexts for delivery

2.4 Use appropriate learning theories and instructional design principles to support the learning strategy design

2.5 Identify and document learning outcomes

2.6 Consult to modify and confirm the framework

2.7 Develop the review process for the learning strategy


3. Devise the content and structure of the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Construct content headings from learning outcomes to form an overview of content to be addressed

3.2 Sequence the content to support learning and determine overall timelines within operating constraints

3.3 Express learning strategy outcomes to reflect both generic and specific learning outcomes to be achieved

3.4 Identify and document appropriate delivery and assessment strategies, taking account of the learning parameters, design framework and learning context

3.5 Identify and document operational requirements


4. Review the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review the learning strategy in collaboration with relevant people against specified criteria prior to and post implementation

4.2 Document a post-implementation review process that includes measures for identifying the effectiveness and quality of the learning strategy

4.3 Make recommendations based on outcomes of the review processes, where appropriate, and document these

4.4 Make modifications and document as part of a continuous improvement strategy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. determine the parameters of learning strategies
. develop the framework for learning strategies
. devise the content and structure of learning strategies
. review learning strategies

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 commenced February 2018

This course is taught over 3 sessions in semester 1 2018.

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

Session 1

Clarify the focus and purpose of a learning strategy and likely target audiences; research training product options to meet needs of target audience and select one; consult with clients/end-users to determine parameters.

Session 2

Research and analyse design options, using learning theories and instructional design principles to inform the development of the strategy; identify and document learning objectives; develop a review process

Session 3

Devise content and structure of the strategy; sequence content; identify and document delivery and assessment strategies; identify and document operational requirements. Review the strategy with appropriate people and against specified review criteria; document review process and ways to measure the effectiveness of the strategy; make recommendations for changes to the strategy; make recommended changes and document as part of continuous improvement

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013


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
  • Online assessment (eg discussion forum, blog, wiki, quiz)
  • Professional conversation
  • Third-party reports

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.



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: Design, develop and trial and review one learning strategy

Prepare and present a second learning strategy with a different structure to the first strategy that

▪ reflects the specific requirements of a qualification or skill set, and
▪ reflects client needs and the contexts of application

Document a review that provides outcomes and evidence of continuous improvement. 


Task 2: Design and develop a second learning strategy

Prepare and present a learning strategy that

▪ reflects the specific requirements of a qualification or skill set, and
▪ reflects client needs and the contexts of application

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


Submission deadlines

2018 February intake

  • Task 1 needs to be submitted by midnight Friday 20 April 2018
  • Task 2 needs to be submitted by midnight Friday 11 May 2018

It is a requirement of the Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program, that all assessment projects are to be submitted electronically in Canvas. You are asked to submit each assessment project as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

*Please add your name and student number into the footer of your project document. *Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment:

In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: )


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

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


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage

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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