Course Title: Design and develop learning programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: TCHE5713C

Course Title: Design and develop learning programs

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4280 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact : Angela Hassell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254476

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

For 2013 you may also contact Ms Kath Williams on

Nominal Hours: 50

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

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise, design, develop and review learning programs to meet an identified need for a group of learners. The unit addresses the skills and knowledge needed to identify the parameters of a learning program, determine the design, outline the content and review its effectiveness.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs


1. Define parameters of the learing program

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Clarify purpose and type of learning program with key stakeholders
1.2. Access and confirm the competency standards and other training specifications on which to base the learning program
1.3. Identify language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the program
1.4. Identify and consider characteristics of the target learner group


2. Work within the vocational education and training (VET) policy framework

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Access relevant VET policies and frameworks, and apply to work practices
2.2. Identify changes to training packages and accredited courses and apply these to program development
2.3. Conduct work according to organisational quality assurance policies and procedures


3. Develop program content

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Research, develop and document specific subject matter content according to agreed design options
3.2. Evaluate existing learning resources for content relevance and quality
3.3. Specify assessment requirements of the learning program


4. Design structure of the learning program

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Break the learning content into manageable segments and document timeframe for each segment
4.2. Determine and confirm delivery strategies and required assessment methods and tools
4.3. Document complete learning program in line with organisational requirements
4.4. Review complete program with key stakeholders and adjust as required
4.5. Ensure a safe learning progression by analysing risks in the learning environment and including a risk control plan

Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit of competency you will demonstrate competence in the following skills:


Define parameters of the learing program

Work within the vocational education and training (VET) policy framework

Develop program content

Design structure of the learning program

Details of Learning Activities

This program is designed to provide an assessment only pathway for our industry partners in the Community Services workforce. It does not provide learning activities, but rather individual support as required for candidates through the assessment process.

Teaching Schedule

There is no teaching schedule as this is an assessment only program. Candidates enter the program at times negotiated with the employer and the candidate.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

On enrolment you will be provided with either the hard copy or electronic copy of the Candidate Guide which further outlines the Program, and the knowledge questions and case study format to guide your evidence-gathering for assessment.
The assessor will meet with you and discuss your experience and assist you in planning how your individual pathway will progress, incorporating particular support or guidance you may require

Overview of Assessment


Assessment in this unit of competency is determined via a combination of assessment strategies which may include :

responses to knowledge and skill questions based on the candidate’s experience

discussion of the candidate’s experience and current practice

specific evidence-gathering tasks in the form of completed case studies

provision of evidence of qualifications

observation conducted in the workplace

professional conversation conducted face-to-face

Assessment Tasks

For this Unit you need to provide evidence of competence in defining the parameters of the learning program, working within the vocational education and training (VET) policy framework, developing program content, and designing the structure of the learning program - in the VET context.


The assessor will discuss with you how your evidence can be assembled to show that you have met these requirements. You will be provided with a case study format to record your experience against the performance criteria. If you are seeking recognition for more than this single unit the case study may also integrate the requirements of this unit with a number of other units in the qualification.

You will also be provided with key knowledge questions to consider that will support your preparation for assessment in this unit.
The assessment timelines are negotiated between you and the assessor, however enrolments need to show an assessment result within RMIT reporting periods. Your assessor will provide you with details of this.

Assessment Matrix

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