Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: GEDU6043

Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3310 - Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou and Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email:,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit of competency you will research, plan and produce a learning plan this will develop the skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio


1 Clarify learning goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and prioritise learning goals
1.2 Discuss goals with appropriate persons and identify any additional skills requirements
1.3 Compare current skills and knowledge with identified goals
1.4 Access support resources


2 Clarify factors impacting on own learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Discuss previous experiences in relation to achieving identified goals
2.2 Identify preferred learning styles
2.3 Note ways in which participating in the program will assist in meeting personal goals


3 Document an individual learning plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clarify the purpose of an individual learning plan
3.2 Identify the features of an individual learning plan
3.3 Confirm the processes for developing an individual learning plan
3.4 Complete the individual learning plan


4 Prepare portfolio of completed work samples

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Discuss the purposes of the portfolio
4.2 Identify and discuss types of evidence required
4.3 Define the purpose of evidence
4.4 Clarify format of portfolio
4.5 Collect examples of evidence for portfolio


5 Monitor and update the individual learning plan

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify progress towards end-of-course goals and objectives
5.2 Determine factors which contributed to success in meeting goals
5.3 Note barriers to success in meeting goals
5.4 Discuss learning strategies which can be applied to other contexts with appropriate support person
5.5 Amend individual learning plan as needed

Learning Outcomes

The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+
the Autralian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing at Level 3.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in EAL (Further Study). You will study this unit with other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours directed study a week. You are not required to attend classes to complete the Directed Study, however, you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) or Canvas at the start of each teaching week. This unit will run for 10 weeks of the program from Weeks 4-13. 

Teaching Schedule

SESSIONVU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio






Explanation of certificate requirements

Diagnostic Test

Assessment Tasks handed out:

Assessment Task 1 - Design and Develop a Learning Plan and Portfolio Booklet - to be completed in class and for directed study

Assessment Task 11 - Reflective Learning Journal - to be completed each week

Set up personal BLOG site, to be monitored by the teacher.

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5



Learning Plan/Blog

This is an ongoing task for students to identify learning goals, weak areas in language and resources to addresses the areas.

Self reflection

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5



Learning Plan/Blog

Goal setting

Online activity - What is your learning style? What is your personality type?

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5



Learning Plan/Blog

Current skills, needs and goals. 

Pathways Presentation - possible career choices and future courses.

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5


Assessment Task 3 - Mid-semester interviews and Portfolio of EvidenceE1, E2, E3, E4, E5



Review of learning plan

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5


Learning Plan/Blog

Study Skills and Time Management

Guest Speakers

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5

Learning Plan/Blog

Creating a resume/CV

Guest Speakers

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5

Learning Plan/Blog

Complete the learning journal and organise documents for assessment task

Guest Speakers 

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5

Assessment Task 1 Develop a Learning Plan and Portfolio Due


Assessment Task 11 due - Reflective Learning Journal 

E1, E2, E3, E4, E5


**The teaching schedule may be subject to change** Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Program Dates: 17 July - 24 November 2017

Public Holidays:

Melbourne Cup Holiday – Tuesday 7 November 2017


Mid-Semester Break:

Monday 25 September 2017 – Friday 6 October 2017


Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes:

• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:

  • English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
  • Thesaurus
  • Display folder with plastic sleeves
  • Highlighter pens
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper
  • Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
  • USB (Memory stick) 
  • Laptop (if you have one)
  • A4 Plastic folder with A4 plastic pockets (for Assessment Task 10)

Teacher will provide handouts and resources during class time. You can locate these resources on Blackboard and Facebook.

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by notetaking, summaries,essays, letters and research reports.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks:

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 1: Develop a Learning Plan and Portfolio (Session 4)
This is an ongoing task for to identify learning goals, weak areas in language and resources to addresses the areas. It encourages self-reflection by analysing learning styles and identifying opportunities for skills development and setting and maintaining study goals. The evidence of weekly reflection on the learning and progress should be documented. The evidence should be collected and presented in a portfolio.


Assessment Task 3: Mid-Semester Interview and Portfolio of Evidence (Session 5)
A formal interview between teacher and student to discuss a variety of matters such as attendance, assessment tasks, further study options, progress and other issues including presentation of a portfolio of evidence.
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.


Assessment Task 11: Reflective Learning  Journal 

A weekly journal which to reflect on all classes and working towards achieving learning goals.

The weekly learning journal should include the following:

  • Writing about your weekly learning experiences (activities you have done in class or at home – self-directed study)
  • Things you need to work on that were covered in class
  • What you are doing to improve your English learning
  • Note any resources you have used in class or at home
  • What homework tasks you were given this week and have you completed them? 
  • You must include your best piece of written work for each week
  • Learning portfolio checklist (session 10)

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. To successfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Other Information

Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions 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 attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program 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

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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