Course Title: Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: TCHE5922C

Course Title: Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4377 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact: Mark Mossuto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4929

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Office Administrator:

Raja Manchikanti

Tel: +61 3 9925 4933

Nominal Hours: 25

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to use training packages and accredited courses as tools to support industry, organisation and individual competency development needs.   It applies to individuals who are working in or with training and/or assessment organisations as an entry-level trainer, teacher, facilitator or assessor using a pre-defined training product, such as a training package or accredited course.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs


1. Select appropriate training package or accredited course

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm the training and/or assessment needs of the client

1.2 Identify and source training packages, qualifications and/or accredited courses that could satisfy client needs

1.3 Use training products in line with vocational education and training (VET) sector requirements, and the training and assessment organisation’s quality assurance policies and procedures


2. Analyse and interpret the qualifications framework

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Read and interpret the qualification framework, and packaging rules of the identified qualification

2.2 Review and determine applicable licensing requirements and prerequisites

2.3 Determine suitable electives that meet client needs and job roles


3. Analyse and interpret units of competency and accredited modules

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select skill set, individual unit or accredited module to meet client needs and document reasons for selection

3.2 Read, analyse and interpret all parts of each selected unit, or accredited module, for application to client needs

3.3 Analyse links between the units, and/or accredited modules, to develop effective applications for the client


4. Contextualise units and modules for client applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use information from the client to contextualise units, or accredited modules, to meet client needs

4.2 Use advice on contextualisation produced by the training package developer or course developer to meet client needs


5. Analyse and interpret assessment information

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Read and analyse the assessment information of the relevant training package or accredited course

5.2 Provide appropriate advice to the client about assessment requirements

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:

  • analyse a training package and/or accredited course
  • examine its component parts
  • identify relevant qualifications and units of competency or modules
  • contextualise those to meets the specific needs of one client
  • demonstrate a minimum of two examples of analysing training specifications, including at least one training package; the other may be another training package or an accredited course that meets a specific client need.

Details of Learning Activities

During the Design cluster of units, you will participate in online learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, role plays, developing learning programs, group discussions and working in pairs. Other activities will include: online research, and reading articles provided by your trainer.

At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for you to experience either real or simulated workplaces within your program. WIL activities in this program include:

• Simulations of training and assessment work environments
• Work based projects completed within your own workplace.

Many students who undertake this program are already employed in a training and assessment role. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and you are encouraged to use your own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.

Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule consists of three (3) days delivered online for the Design Cluster:

Online Session 1

Welcome and orientation to the program

Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
Introduction to vocational education and training

History and general introduction to VET
VET Quality Framework and training packages
‘Major players’ in the national VET system
Training packages and accredited courses
Training packages vs accredited courses
How training packages are developed and endorsed
Training package structure

National VET register—


Online Session 2

Review week 1
Design and develop learning programs
● Introduce major case study (DES Task 1)—
For the rest of this program students will design and develop a learning program as a major case study activity. Students may base DES Task 1 on this case study.

The need for collaboration
Step 1: Determine parameters
– Confirm the design brief
– Analyse the benchmarks (introduce units of competency)
▪ Assessment activity—Structure of a unit and its assessment requirements
Step 2: Design
– Delivery mode
– Assessment requirements
– Materials and resources
Step 3: Develop
– Principles of instructional design


Online Session 3

Review day 2
2. Design and develop learning programs, continued
Step 3: Develop, continued
Develop content and structure of each session:
▪ Confirm content
▪ Organise into chunks
▪ Sequence chunks

Check all requirements covered—create a competency map
Write session outcomes
Develop session activities and time frames
Complete agenda
Organise address WHS
Document plan.

Step 4: Review the program design.
Program summary and next steps

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Blackwater Projects Participant's manual


Other Resources

Electronic resources can be found in Canvas.

Overview of Assessment

The unit TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs is holistically assessed with TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs. Assessment will consist of

  • a set of knowledge questions
  • a project where you design and develop a competency-based learning program
  • a project where you design and develop a learning program

Assessment Tasks

There are 3 tasks that you have to successfully complete in order to be deemed competent in the unit     1. Assessment Task 1: design and develop a competency-based learning program where you

  • provide background information about the program
  • design and develop a learning program plan, including a risk control plan
  • provide copies of the unit the program is meant for and the packaging rules governing that unit
  • a competency matrix
  • provide information about how you went about designing and developing your learning program
  2. Assessment Task 2: design and develop a learning program where you
  • provide background information about the program
  • design and develop a learning program plan, including a risk control plan
  • provide copies of the unit and/or workplace benchmark the program is meant for 
  3. Assessment Task 3: Fourteen (14) knowledge questions found in the Assessment portal for this unit - submit by midnight August 7 2020    Submission deadline: tasks 1 and 2 of the above assessments needs to be submitted by midnight August 21 2020   Comprehensive information about each of these 3 assessments can be found in the Assessment section within Canvas which you will be provided with at the commencement of classes.    It is a requirement of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116) program that all assessment tasks are to be submitted electronically through the Design cluster Canvas LMS. For Assessment tasks 1 & 2, please submit each task as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet as multiple project files will not be accepted.     *Please add your name and student number into the footer of your file submitted. *Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.   RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: )  

Assessment Matrix

This unit is holistically assessed with TAEDES401 through the 3 assessment tasks.

A detailed assessment matrix is provided in Canvas.

Other Information

Adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course.

These include, but are not limited to:
   • Conserving natural resources
   • Using recycled materials wherever possible
   • Minimising pollution
   • Applying energy savings measures
   • Reducing waste

Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”

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.

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; for further information see

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.

For further information about special consideration see

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For further information see

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