Course Title: Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EMPL5596

Course Title: Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact : Judi McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton - Teacher


Nominal Hours: 10

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

The focus of this course is on developing pathway options and planning skills development; design, implement and develop a learning plan; and compile a portfolio of evidence. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU155 Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify potential pathways

2. Clarify learning goals

3. Design and implement an individual learning plan

4. Prepare a portfolio of completed work samples

5. Monitor and update the individual learning plan

Details of Learning Activities

Class discussions
On-line searches
Goal-setting and Time Management activities

Teaching Schedule





1hour per week (9 hours)


 1.14 Jul

Pathways defined
Options and sources identified

 2.21 Jul

Goal-setting and self-evaluation

 3.28 Jul

Time management

4.4 Aug

VTAC requirements

5.11 Aug

Writing PI forms/SEAS applications

6.18 Aug

Research into individual learning plans

7.25 Aug

Research into individual learning plans

8.1 Sep

Progress and achievement of goals evaluated

9.8 Sep

Portfolio to be submitted

*Where possible, and if appropriate, Guest Speakers may be invited to address the class – subject to availability

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve a variety of tasks, including:
• Research tasks
• Class exercises
• Portfolio

Assessment Tasks

Pathways/Goal-setting/Time Management Portfolio

Due Week 9.

Assessed as Competent/Not yet Competent (CA/NYC)


Assessment Matrix

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