Course Title: Work in partnership with industry, enterprises and community groups

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5868C

Course Title: Work in partnership with industry, enterprises and community groups

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact : Program Adminstrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 99254933

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 work in partnership with industry, enterprises and community groups to provide a range of learning and development services. It covers preparing for the partnership as well as negotiating, implementing, maintaining, evaluating and reviewing the partnership arrangement

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEICR501A Work in partnership with industry, enterprises and community groups


1. Prepare for partnership with the organisation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine RTO readiness for engagement with the organisation, in line with the RTO’s strategic plan
1.2 Identify skills needed by RTO staff to work effectively with the organisation, as determined by the requirements of the organisation
1.3 Conduct an RTO skills analysis to determine if the RTO staff have required skills or need further development prior to engaging with the organisation


2. Negotiate the partnership

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and set objectives for the partnership in line with the strategic direction and plan of both the RTO and the organisation
2.2 Determine and act on the likely strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the partnership arrangement
2.3 Come to a common agreement with the organisation about the services and responsibilities of the RTO and organisation
2.4 Analyse resources needed for the partnership arrangement and determine what resources both parties will be contributing to the partnership
2.5 Facilitate the drawing up and signing of a contract or agreement by appropriate personnel in both organisations


3. Implement the partnership

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design organisational processes in consultation with relevant RTO and partner organisation personnel
3.2 Establish reporting and recordkeeping processes in accordance with RTO and partner organisation requirements
3.3 Set the parameters for quality assurance of the service offered to the organisation
3.4 Develop a learning and development strategy in consultation with relevant RTO and organisation personnel
3.5 Contextualise the learning and development service as required by the organisation
3.6 Provide the learning and development service required by the organisation


4. Maintain the partnership

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain a professional relationship with the organisation
4.2 Provide support for own staff when providing the service to the organisation
4.3 Encourage organisation to provide support for their own staff when undergoing training, development and assessment


5. Evaluate and review the partnership

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Evaluate the recipients’ reaction to the learning and development service
5.2 Evaluate the development in terms of the application of new skills, knowledge and attitude to the workplace
5.3 Analyse the changes the learning and development service has made to the organisation
5.4 Set up review criteria and review the partnership arrangement, in consultation with the organisation
5.5 Use evaluation and review processes to make suggestions for improving existing and future partnership arrangements, and report to relevant personnel

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. prepare for partnership with an organisation

. negotiate a partnership

. implement a partnership
. maintain a partnership
. evaluate and review a partnership

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

Sem1, 2014

Weeks 10 - 14

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, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks include:

- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

- A professional conversation

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 need to complete to a satisfactory standard the two assessment tasks outlined below .

Task 1 - you will have to submit a third-party report as described on pp. 335-6 of Hill, Hill & Perlitz. Such a report will provide evidence of your ability to: develop and maintain key aspects of a partnership between an RTO and at least one organisation through the stages outlined in this unit, including preparing for a partnership with an organisation, negotiating the partnership, implementing the partnership, maintaining the partnership, and evaluating and reviewing the partnership.

Task 2 - you will need to provide thorough answers, with full explanations and workplace examples where relevant, to the six questions about knowledge relating to working in partnerships at the qualification level found on pg 335 of Hill, Hill and Perlitz.

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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