Course Title: Develop a workplace learning environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6226C

Course Title: Develop a workplace learning environment

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5215 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Anthony Graham

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4411

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bronwyn Tanti

Nominal Hours: 60

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 pre-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning, and to monitor and improve learning performance.  No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment



Performance Criteria:

1 Create learning opportunities

1.1 Identify potential formal and informal learning opportunities
1.2 Identify learning needs of individuals in relation to the needs of the team and/or enterprise, and available learning opportunities
1.3 Develop and implement learning plans as an integral part of individual and team performance plans
1.4 Develop strategies to ensure that learning plans reflect the diversity of needs
1.5 Ensure organisational procedures maximise individual and team access to, and participation in, learning opportunities
1.6 Ensure effective liaison occurs with training and development specialists and contributes to learning opportunities which enhance individual, team and organisational performance

2 Facilitate and promote learning

2.1 Develop strategies to ensure that workplace learning opportunities are used and that team members are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge to encourage a learning culture within the team
2.2 Implement organisational procedures to ensure workplace learning opportunities contribute to the development of appropriate workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes
2.3 Implement policies and procedures to encourage team members to assess their own competencies, and to identify their own learning and development needs
2.4 Share the benefits of learning with others in the team and organisation
2.5 Recognise workplace achievement by timely and appropriate recognition, feedback and rewards

3 Monitor and improve learning effectiveness

3.1 Use strategies to ensure that team and individual learning performance is monitored to determine the type and extent of any additional work based support required, and any occupational health and safety (OHS) issues
3.2 Use feedback from individuals and teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements
3.3 Make adjustments, negotiated with training and development specialists, for improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of learning
3.4 Use processes to ensure that records and reports of competency are documented and maintained within the organisation’s systems and procedures to inform future planning

Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements:

  1. Create learning opportunities 
  2. Facilitate and promote learning
  3. Monitor and improve learning effectiveness

Details of Learning Activities

Students will study developing workplace learning environments concepts in the workshop sessions and online (Blackboard discussion) engagement, prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is determined after negotiation with the industry partner and the individual student. Generally workshops will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Each workshop will be linked to a unit of competency. Attendance to each workshop will be based on the student’s individual learning plan.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading, unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects, responses to a range of underpinning knowledge questions and the development of an evidence portfolio linked to the unit elements and workplace practice. An upfront assessment to develop an individual learning plan will occur. An individual assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.

Assessment Tasks

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this particular competency. The assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the essential aspects of evidence as outlined in the unit of competency: BSBLED501A: Develop a workplace learning environment.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including responses to task questions, in class activities, case studies, and the development of project work in consultation with the Course Coordinator ( assessor) and the student’s workplace.
Student will also be asked to complete an evidence portfolio documenting workplace practise as linked to the unit of competency. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their Course Coordinator to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Matrix

A combination of assessment activities based on each individual student’s learning plans may be developed as required.
Assessments will be based on the level of the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience as ascertained at a workplace meeting where workplace evidence is discussed and presented.
At completion of the course an evidence portfolio will validate competence with the assessment task activities’ completed for any competency gaps.


BSBLED501A: Develop a workplace learning environment Task Questions In class activities Project Work Evidence portfolio of work practise
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Element 2 X X X X
Element 3 X X X X

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