Course Title: Develop an individual vocational plan with support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GEDU5941

Course Title: Develop an individual vocational plan with support

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

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

This course is a compulsory core unit and has a substantial focus in the program. It will provide skills to help you develop your own individual vocational plan to maximize vocational preparation throughout the program and to plan for exit. You will get to know program information and support services both in the community and within RMIT to help you achieve your goals.
Although the focus is on gaining meaningful work you will also explore options other than work such as volunteer work and involvement in community activities.
The course also aims at supporting you to work out whether the program is a good fit for you and whether there are arrangements you will need to make to in order for it to work for you.

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.

Overview of Assessment

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

Oral and written questions

Student interview


Assessment Tasks

To gain competency in this course, you are required to participate in and complete activities/tasks that are given during class time. Occasionally you will be asked to complete an unfinished project as homework or collect information in your own time to be used in class.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which may include:

- Practical demonstration of tasks

- Verbal questioning

- Short answer written work
- Project work

- Verbal presentation

- Self- Assessment

- Professional conversations

Assessment Matrix

This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n


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