Course Title: Develop a workplace learning environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUSM6256C

Course Title: Develop a workplace learning environment

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5222 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons, Ian Fisher

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9118 & +61 3 9925 9

Course Contact,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Robyn Lyons 99259118

Ian Fisher 99259450

Nominal Hours: 60

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 specifies the outcomes required to encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning and to monitor and improve learning performance

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment


1. Create learning opportunities
2. Facilitate and promote learning
3. Monitor and improve learning effectiveness

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify potential formal and informal learning opportunities
1.2 Identify learning needs of individuals in relation to the needs of the team and/or enterprise, and available learning opportunities
1.3 Develop and implement learning plans as an integral part of individual and team performance plans
1.4 Develop strategies to ensure that learning plans reflect the diversity of needs
1.5 Ensure organisational procedures maximise individual and team access to, and participation in, learning opportunities
1.6 Ensure effective liaison occurs with training and development specialists and contributes to learning opportunities which enhance individual, team and organisational performance

2.1 Develop strategies to ensure that workplace learning opportunities are used and that team members are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge to encourage a learning culture within the team
2.2 Implement organisational procedures to ensure workplace learning opportunities contribute to the development of appropriate workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes
2.3 Implement policies and procedures to encourage team members to assess their own competencies, and to identify their own learning and development needs
2.4 Share the benefits of learning with others in the team and organisation
2.5 Recognise workplace achievement by timely and appropriate recognition, feedback and rewards

3.1 Use strategies to ensure that team and individual learning performance is monitored to determine the type and extent of any additional work-based support required, and any occupational health and safety (OHS) issues
3.2 Use feedback from individuals and teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements
3.3 Make adjustments, negotiated with training and development specialists, for improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of learning
3.4 Use processes to ensure that records and reports of competency are documented and maintained within the organisation's systems and procedures to inform future planning

Learning Outcomes

Students will study and learn through tutorials, case studies, group work and prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will study and learn through tutorials, case studies,group work and prescribed exercises and assessment work,

Teaching Schedule

Workshop Sequence
WorkshopWorkshop dateDiscussion Topics
Introduction Program   
 2nd March   
 Introduction of program 
  • Assessment process 
 • Project work for assessment 
 • Building a portfolio of evidence
Workshop 1 
Manage Self   
 9th March   
Personal work priorities 
• Individual learning styles and preferences 
 • Building and maintaining networks
Workshop 2 
Manage Self   
 16th March   
Workplace relationships 
 • Reflective practice skills 
• Coaching and mentoring
Workshop 3
  Leading and managing 
 3rd March   
Development of  leadership and management within an organisational 
Workshop 4 
Manage Operational plans 30th March   
Develop and managing operational plans                                                                                                                                          Planning and manage resources
Workshop 5 
Manage Operational plans 6th April 
Monitor and review operational performance 
 Reflecting on existing systems
Workshop 6
 Manage Projects 20th April 
Define the proposed project                                                                                                                                       
 Scope & limitations of the project                                                                                                                                         Proposed subject areas
Workshop 7 
Facilitate & capitalise on change27th April 
Planning for change 
 innovative approaches to change
Workshop 8 
4th May
Emergent challenges and opportunities
Workshop 9 
Ensure team effectiveness 
11th May
Group processes                                                                                                                                          Group dynamics                                                                                                                      
Team cohesion
Workshop 10 
Ensure team effectiveness 
18th May
Review & evaluate management of individuals within the team
Workshop 11 
Portfolio review  
25th May
Review and update of Evidence collection
Workshop 12 
 Mid year project review 
1st June
Review and update of project status
Workshop 13 
Manage quality customer service   
8th June
Internal and external customer requirements                                                                                                                                           Quality products and service
Workshop 14 
 Facilitate continuous improvement  
15th June
Improvement systems and processes                                                                                                                                          Develop plans to introduce and facilitate change                                                                                                                                       Manage the workplace to promote continuous improvement
Workshop 15 
6th July 
Establish and maintain systems and procedures                                                                                                                                            Establish participative arrangements for OH&S management
Workshop 16 
13th July 
Establish procedures for identifying hazards                                                                                                                                          Establish and maintain a OH&S management system
Workshop 17 
20th July 
Individual project completions and deadlines
Workshop 18 
Manage projects 
27th July 
Computer workshops
Workshop 19 
Manage projects 
  3rd August    
Computer workshops
Workshop 20 
No planned workshops      
 10th August    
Work on projects and portfolios
Workshop 21 
Project presentation   
14th September

Individual Project Presentations
Workshop 22 
No planned workshops      
26th October
Portfolio submission

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Management- A Pacific Rim Focus 4E from McGraw Hill


Management Theory and Practice by Kris Cole



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competence in this standard must be able to provide evidence that they are able to facilitate the development of a learning environment. They must be able to show evidence of the ability to identify workplace activities which facilitate learning, and negotiate learning arrangements with training and development specialists. They also must be able to develop strategies to monitor performance of individuals and the team and use this to improve learning effectiveness and future learning arrangements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this unit is by :

- the submission of a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates how workplace learning environment developed,which includes

The creation of learning opportunities ,the facilitation and promotion of learning and the monitoring to improve the learning effectiveness

-it may also included the undertaking a workplace project as part of this program

Assessment Matrix

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