Course Title: Evaluate a training program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: TCHE5866C

Course Title: Evaluate a training program

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

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: 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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a training program to measure the effectiveness of training in meeting workforce performance needs and capability requirements. In an AQTF context it can contributes to the continuous improvement cycle within a registered training organisation (RTO).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program


1. Plan and prepare evaluation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Document the aim and scope of the evaluation study

1.2 Identify the data and information required and access sources of information

1.3 Establish a project plan and timelines which identify tasks and stakeholders in the evaluation process

1.4 Select and brief staff to be involved

1.5 Establish constructive relationships with the stakeholders identified in the evaluation plan


2. Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify the most appropriate technique(s) for gathering quantitative and qualitative data and information

2.2 Develop evaluation instruments to gather data and information

2.3 Arrange workplace visits and meetings, and access to data and information

2.4 Collect data and information and store in compliance with the record keeping and privacy policies and procedures of the organisation

2.5 Identify and record potentially useful information which is not identified in the evaluation plan

2.6 Collate and process data relevant to the evaluation


3. Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Analyse the data and information to identify the outcomes of training and their impact on workforce capability

3.2 Cross-check findings where possible by comparing with the results from different evaluation instruments

3.3 Develop conclusions about the effectiveness and efficiency of the training program, as per the evaluation aim and scope

3.4 Document areas of training that are satisfactory and those requiring improvement

3.5 Identify factors affecting performance and suggest possible enhancements or alternatives to the training program


4. Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Document issues and conclusions arising from the analysis conducted

4.2 Make recommendations to stakeholders on areas of possible improvement

4.3 Discuss preliminary findings with stakeholders

4.4 Produce an evaluation report and distribute to all stakeholders

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. plan and prepare an evaluation
. collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
. analyse the evaluation data and information gathered and make conclusions

. report on the conclusions and recommendations coming out of the evaluation

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • watch and engage with online lectures using communication technologies such as Skype, Collaborate, etc
  • engage in group discussion and activities using a variety of online tools such as discussion boards, wikis, blogs, etc.
  • watch and engage with guest lecturers using a variety of communication technologies
  • reflect upon course presentations and materials using blogs and/or wikis
  • give class presentations using communication technologies
  • undertake research both online and other as required
  • analyse and/or critique suggested reading and other material as directed (eg comment on other students’ posts on a discussion board)
  • do class exercises using online quizzes
  • undertake project-based work in an online environment

Teaching Schedule

February, April, July and September intakes

Sem 1, 2014: Weeks 11 - 14

Week 11: Plan and prepare evaluation

Week 12: Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program

Week 13: Analayse evaluation data and information and make conclusions

Week 14: Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

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

Hill, D., Hill, T. and Perlitz, L. (2013) Professional Training and Assessment, McGraw-Hill Education, Sydney. This is available in both paperback and e-book versions.



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.

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks 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 to a satisfactory standard the assessment task outlined below .

You will undertake an evaluation of two training programs within your organisation or within another RTO. You will have to evaluate the programs against workforce performance needs and capability requirements, produce an evaluation report that addresses all phases of the evaluation process including recommendations on areas for improvement and critically review the evaluation process and approaches taken and propose changes to improve the process.

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 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
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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
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