Course Title: Develop an individual vocational plan with support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GEDU5941

Course Title: Develop an individual vocational plan with support

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

Course Contact : Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 100

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

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare an individual vocational plan.  The individual vocational plan will enable you to identify vocational goals and identify and access course information and support services in RMIT and the wider community to assist in achieving these vocational goals. The individual vocational plan will provide you with a plan for exiting the course and pursuing your vocational goals.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20438 Develop an individual vocational plan with support


1. Clarify vocational goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the purpose of an individual vocational plan
1.2 Indicate preferred learning styles
1.3 Specify and discuss personal vocational goals and issues
which may make these goals difficult to achieve
1.4 Explore options other than employment


2. Clarify purpose and
expectations of the

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify goals of the course with an appropriate support
2.2 Seek information on assessment requirements for the course
2.3 Recognise behaviour expected of course participants
2.4 Determine the personal arrangements that need to be made in
order to take part in the course.

2.5 Discuss personal roles and responsibilities as a learner
2.6 Assess course goals against own goals


3. Develop an individual
vocational plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Arrange a planning meeting with an appropriate person
3.2 Confirm participation in the course
3.3 Confirm and prioritise vocational goals
3.4 Confirm steps and strategies involved in goal achievement
3.5 Develop an action plan to achieve goals with support
3.6 Identify strategies for exit transition


4. Access support
services and facilities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify facilities available to participants and how to access
4.2 Identify services available to participants and how to access
4.3 Indicate key staff in the training organisation and their role


5. Review individual
vocational plan

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Record achievement of steps, strategies and goals on a regular
basis with support
5.2 Work with others to review progress at regular intervals.
5.3 Adjust goals and strategies as appropriate
5.4 Maintain a folio throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

These skills will include communication skills, the ability to contribute to discussions relevant to your own vocational goals, problem-solving skills, and the development of your personal vocational action plan.



Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities will include:

Group discussions and activities

completing worksheets

viewing DVD’s

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is presented in a timetable format. You will be given a timetable for your program

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include the following:

Oral and written questions

Student interview


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will recieve feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task 1:  Written Questions "Orientation Hunt" and "My study at RMIT"

Assessment task 2: Written Questions "Student Interview"

Assessment task 3: A completed evidence portfolio

Assessment Matrix

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