Course Title: Research and develop units of competency

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5782C

Course Title: Research and develop units of competency

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact : Program Adminsitrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254933

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: 30

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 research and develop units of competency to address work functions and processes, work roles and work related vocational outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES504A Research and develop units of competency


4. Finalise the unit of competency

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Ensure the draft unit of competency includes all relevant changes and the draft meets all requirements

4.2 Consider and address any final issues in the draft unit of competency and deliver to the client

4.3 Evaluate and reflect upon the development process to identify and make improvements


1. Interpret requirements and research competency area

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify with the client the purpose and scope for developing the unit of competency

1.2 Identify and confirm with relevant people the s ystems and processes necessary to manage the development of the unit of competency

1.3 Conduct initial research in the defined scope to identify relevant information to the unit of competency

1.4 Analyse work role using a variety of research methods

1.5 Establish overview of the factors necessary to competently perform work functions

1.6 Confirm research outcomes with relevant people


2. Draft the unit of competency

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Access and interpret relevant guidelines to format and structure the unit of competency

2.2 Use the research outcomes and relevant guidelines to draft the unit of competency in the required format

2.3 Draft a consistent and accessible unit of competency using plain English and technical language appropriate to the audience

2.4 Confirm the draft unit of competency with relevant people


3. Validate the unit of competency

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Plan and write a comprehensive consultation process to review, validate and obtain feedback on the draft unit of competency

3.2 Review the consultation process

3.3 Conduct the consultation process with relevant stakeholders

3.4 Collate and analyse feedback from the consultation process and modify the draft unit of competency to address any issues raised

3.5 Document the consultation process and outcomes

3.6 Conduct further consultation if necessary, and any further modifications to the draft unit of competency

3.7 Confirm findings with relevant stakeholders

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to

  • interpret requirements and research competency area
  • draft the unit of competency
  • validate the unit of competency
  • finalise the unit of competency

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 commenced February 2015

This is a standalone unit of competency delivered over 4 sessions in semester 2.

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

Session 1: Interpret requirements and research competency area

Session 2: Draft the unit of competency

Session 3: Validate the unit of competency

Session 4: Finalise the unit of competency

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

Electronic resources are located on myRMIT,myStudies.

Overview of Assessment

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

- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Research and design 3 units of competency

Research, plan and draft three units of competency, with consultation and review processes for each unit. You will provide the draft units of competency that meet format requirements, each with a written report detailing:

  • discussions with the client to clarify the scope and purpose of the unit of competency
  • research undertaken, including methods and outcomes
  • consultation process and feedback
  • changes made to the unit of competency as a result of the consultation process.

Task 2: 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 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

It is a requirement of the Dip TD&D (TAE50211) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in 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 deadline:

For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1 & 2 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday October 4, 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 available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

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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