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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Maureen Cooper
ph 99254911

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

 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 course delivered over 4 sessions in semester 2. While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on student needs.

Session 1: Prepare for the partnership with the organisation

Session 2: Negotiate and implement the partnership

Session 3: Negotiate and implement the partnership, continued

Session 4: Maintain, evaluate and review the partnership

For students who commenced July 2014

This is a standalone course delivered in 1 session in semester 1

Session 1: Maintain, evaluate and review the partnership

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, 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

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

For students who commenced February, 2015:

Task 1: Partnership between RTO and an organisation

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
  • evaluating and reviewing the partnership.

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

Task 3: Professional conversation

Engage in a professional conversation with your facilitator. This conversation will address the varied knowledge and skills required of you as someone working in partnership with another organisation .

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

For students who commenced July 2014:

Task 1: do Assessment 10.2 (workplace project) as described on pp 335-6 of the prescribed text

Task 2: do Assessment 10.1 as described on pg 335 of the prescribed text

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 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday August 30, 2015

For students who commenced July 2014: Tasks 1-2 need to be submitted/completed by 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 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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