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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

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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

111 FebIntroduction
Pathways defined
Options and sources identified
218 FebGoal-setting and self-evaluation
325 FebTime Management
44 March

VTAC Requirements

RMIT Direct application procedure

511 MarchWriting P.I. Forms
618 MarchResearch into individual learning plans and target audience
 25 MarchMid-semester break
71 AprilProgress and achievement of goals evaluated
Working on Portfolio
88 AprilWorking on Portfolio

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Online 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
Not Graded
Pass (PX) / Fail (NN)

Assessment Matrix

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