Course Title: Design and develop learning strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: TCHE5777C

Course Title: Design and develop learning strategies

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact : Jo Bradford, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254911

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, develop and review learning strategies.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies


1. Determine the parameters of the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the purpose of the learning strategy, likely target groups and their learning needs
1.2 Research qualification or other benchmark options for meeting the likely target group needs and select an appropriate option
1.3 Consult with relevant people to confirm the parameters of the learning strategy


2. Develop the framework for the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop a learning strategy design that reflects the requirements of the selected qualification or other benchmark
2.2 Analyse industry or organisation documentation to determine additional and supporting requirements
2.3 Research and analyse options for design, based on likely target groups, their learning needs and contexts for delivery
2.4 Use appropriate learning theories and instructional design principles to support the learning strategy design
2.5 Identify and document broad content headings
2.6 Consult to modify and confirm the framework
2.7 Develop the review process for the learning strategy


3. Devise the content and structure of the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Elaborate on and document each content heading to form an overview of content to be addressed
3.2 Sequence the content to support learning and determine overall timelines within operating constraints
3.3 Express learning strategy outcomes to reflect both generic and specific learning outcomes to be achieved
3.4 Identify and document appropriate delivery and assessment strategies, taking account of the learning parameters, design framework and learning context
3.5 Identify and document operational requirements


4. Review the learning strategy

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review the learning strategy in collaboration with relevant people against specified criteria prior to and post implementation
4.2 Document a post-implementation review process that includes measures for identifying the effectiveness and quality of the learning strategy
4.3 Make recommendations and changes based on outcomes of the review processes, where appropriate, and document these
4.4 Make modifications and document as part of a continuous improvement strategy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. determine the parameters of learning strategies
. develop the framework for learning strategies
. devise the content and structure of learning strategies
. review learning strategies

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• 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
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator

Teaching Schedule

February, April, July and September intakes

Sem 1, 2014: Weeks 2-5

Week 2: Determine the parameters of the learning strategy

Week 3: Develop the framework of the learning strategy

Week 4: Devise the content and structure of the learning strategy

Week 5: Review the learning strategy

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedules, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of speakers.

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. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


Other Resources

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

Electronic resources are located on myRMIT Studies. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities
will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks in class which are listed at the beginning of each module. Such tasks might include but not be limited to:
- Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
- Oral or written questioning
- Tests
- Assignments and projects
- Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
- Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
- Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer

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 (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc)

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Present a minimum of two examples of learning strategies designed with differentiated design structures in each strategy that: reflect the specific requirements of the qualification or skill set; and reflect client needs and contexts of application. You will need to implement at least one learning strategy and document a review which provides outcomes and evidence of continuous improvement.

Submission deadline: midnight of the second Sunday after the last week of the teaching schedule (eg if the last week of the teaching schedule starts Mon February 10, 2014 then the second Sunday after this last week is 23 February).

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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