Course Title: Investigate future options for further training, work or community activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GEDU5968

Course Title: Investigate future options for further training, work or community activities

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1073 - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Contact : Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to explore realistic options for future involvement in further training, work or community activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20444 Investigate future options for further training, work or community activities


1. Identify one or more adults options for consideration

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Investigate a range of possible adult options for future
1.2 Investigate factors which impact on choice of adult options
1.3 Research one or more adult options for further consideration
including eligibility requirement, contacts
1.3 Contact the options ensuring social conventions and
interpersonal skills are demonstrated


2. Undertake observation of one or more adult options

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Arrange observation for agreed duration
2.2 Observe the agreed work/training environment/s
2.3 Collect work/training documentation where appropriate
2.3 Use appropriate social conventions


3. Implement an action plan for the preferred option

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop an action plan with support
3.2 Discuss action plan as part of review of Individual Learning
Plan meeting
3.3 Document action plan as part of Individual Learning Plan
and include in portfolio


4. Prepare a current resume

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Outline difference between resumes and portfolios
4.2 Outline key information to include in resume including
personal profile
4.3 Compile resume
4.4 Maintain and update resume


5. Apply for preferred adult option/s

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Investigate adult option/s application process
5.2 Prepare and complete application/s
5.3 Monitor and follow up application/s

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed the following skills:

- communication skills to participate in planning process to investigate adult options, contribute to a discussion relevent to own goals and needs, and participate in interactions to determine adult options information

- problem solving skills to identify own goals, match them to course goals and develop a personal action plan

- self management skills to seek feedback and monitor and adjust action plan and to identify personal needs to participate in the course

- planning and organisation skills to meet with a support person to develop a portfolio and resumes and review regularly

- teamwork skills to work with others to develop and review action plans

- interpersonal skills to work with others to explore options

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will explore realistic options for future involvement in further training, work or community activities. Possible options for the you may include: paid employment, further training, voluntary work or recreational/leisure activities.

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for you to move into an adult environment and identify realistic options for them to pursue, as well as develop a resume and portfolio to support their goals.

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include the following:

Written Assignment


Student Observation Checklist

Assessment Tasks

To gain competency in this course, you are required to participate in and complete activities/tasks that are given during class time. Occasionally you will be asked to complete an unfinished project as homework or collect information in your own time to be used in class.

Methods of assessment may be varied in response to
your specific needs and may include

- Observation
- Demonstration
- Self- Reflection
- Self- Assessment.

Assessment Matrix

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment. Grades include -

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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 competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;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. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n


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