Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EMPL5955C

Course Title: Undertake organisational training needs analysis

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact : Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Maureen Cooper
ph 99254911

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 40

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

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a training needs analysis (TNA) to identify the training and assessment needs of an organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis


Identify the organisation’s needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss with relevant staff from the organisation their objectives, expectations and organisational requirements

1.2 Use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to develop a professional relationship with the organisation.

1.3 Identify, analyse and address any existing or potential issues that may impact on the organisation’s objectives and requirements

1.4 Identify and access resources in accordance with organisational requirements

1.5 Develop a project plan with relevant persons to be negotiated and agreed by the organisation


Conduct training needs analysis

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use reliable, appropriate and efficient methods for collecting information and data on current, emerging and future training needs

2.2 Analyse the organisation’s work roles to determine skills and competencies needed for effective performance

2.3 Follow legal, organisational and ethical requirements to gather information and data to assess the current skills and competencies of staff

2.4 Use reliable and valid data analysis methods to determine current and emerging organisational training needs


Provide advice to the organisation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide the organisation with clear advice and recommendations on training and assessment needs

3.2 Provide the organisation with options for meeting identified training needs

3.3 Obtain feedback and comments from the organisation on the suitability and sufficiency of advice and recommendations

3.4 Use legal requirements to process, complete and present final report to the organisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. identify an organisation’s training needs
. conduct a training needs analysis
. provide advice to the organisation about its training needs

Details of Learning Activities

 This course is online. Activities include:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research

Teaching Schedule

For students who commence February 2015

This course is taught over 15 sessions in semester 1. The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "Design" cluster; the other 3 units of the Design cluster are TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies, TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources and TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program. In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

SessionContentTAETAS501B (TNA)
TAEDES501A (strategies)TAEDES502A(resources)TAEDES505A(evaluation)

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. It will summarise how learning strategies and resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, determined through a training needs analysis, and how the strategy is then evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the training need.

2Training needs analysis (TNA):Identifying organisational objectives; Identifying and accessing resources for TNA

Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

Resources:Clarifying learning resource requirements

Evaluation: Determine aim and scope of evaluation

E1, E2E1E1E1
3TNA: Developing TNA project plan

Strategies: Identifying stakeholders and resources

Resources:Understanding your target audience

Evaluation:Determine informaiton required to conduct evaluation

E1E1, E2E1E1
4TNA:Building the relationship

Strategies: Developing learning strategy framework

Consider exisitng resources and information

Evaluation:Establish a project plan

5TNA: Identifying and addressing issues affecting objectives of TNA

Strategies: Researching options for design of strategy

Resources:Development plan for resource

Evaluation:Ways of gathering information

6TNA:Ways of gathering data; choosing which methods to use

Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles

Resources:Design options

Evaluation:Select evaluation instruments & gather data

7TNA:Analysing work role requirements

Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles, continued

Resources:Analysing and mapping content specifications

Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered

8TNA:Gathering information and data

Strategies:Contents and sequence of strategy

Resources:Writing content for the resource

Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered, continued

9TNA:Gathering information and data continued

Strategies:Elaborating on strategy headings

Resources:Using clear and concise language/working with visuals

Evaluation:Develop conclusions

10TNA:Analysing data to determine needs

Strategies:Developing strategy outcomes

Resources:Monitor work, checking specifications and facts

Evaluation:Document findings

11TNA:Analysing data to determine needs continued

Strategies:Measures for evaluating a strategy

Resources:Check text, format and visual design elements

Evaluation:Cross-check findings

12TNA:Provide options and advice

Strategies:Feedback mechanisms for reviewing strategy

Resources:Validate and moderate the resource

Evaluation:Identify factors affecting performance

13TNA:Framing recommendations

Strategies:Making recommendations

Resources:Review development process and identify areas for improvement

Evaluation:Document issues and conclusions and make recommendations

14TNA:Finalising and presenting TNA

Strategies:Modifying the strategy and documenting changes

Resources:Documenting review process

Evaluation:Write evaluation report

15Revision of whole unitE1, E2, E3E1, E2, E3, E4E1, E2, E3, E4, E5E1, E2, E3, E4


For students who commenced April 2014

This course is taught over 4 sessions in semester 2 as a standalone unit.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

1Identify organisation’s needs
2Conduct training needs analysis
3Provide advice to the organisation


For students who commenced July 2014

This course is taught over 4 sessions in semester 2 as a standalone unit.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.



Identify organisation’s needs



Conduct training needs analysis



Provide advice to the organisation





Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course you will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.

Electronic resources are located on Electronic resources are located on My RMIT, myStudies. 

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed in detail  at the beginning of each cluster. These tasks include:

- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

An RMIT assessment charter  ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document the Assessment policies and procedures manual

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Short skill set training needs analysis

Task 2: Full qualification training needs analysis

When conducting both of the above training needs analyses, you must collect and provide evidence that demonstrates:

  • processes that were used to determine the organisation’s needs
  • details of research methods undertaken to identify suitable training and/or assessment
  • planning for the training needs analysis
  • the presentation of advice and recommendations

Task 3: Online discussion boards

Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
  • keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
  • engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip VET (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell accessed via myRMIT>myStudies. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines:

For students who commence February 2015:

Task 1:midnight Sunday April 5, 2015

Task 2:midnight Sunday June 7, 2015

Task 3:midnight Sunday June 7, 2015

For students who commenced April 2014:

Task 1:midnight Sunday April 5, 2015

Task 2:midnight Sunday March 29, 2015

Task 3: midnight Sunday April 5, 2015

For students who commenced July 2014:

Task 1:midnight Sunday May 24, 2015

Task 2:midnight Sunday June 14, 2015

Task 3:midnight Sunday June 14, 2015

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be made available in the first week of study in semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

Other Information

Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
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.Extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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