Course Title: Develop a workplace learning environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

Loraine Grant
03 9925 9145

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

This unit comprises a range of learning activities such as tutorials, online activities, case studies, videos,group work and exercises.

Students will also be engaged in:

- Observation and investigation ( Problem Solving )
- Research,collect and analyse data (Planning & Organising )
- Group discussion on Workplace learning and Learning environments
- Use of technology for reports or data collecting ( Technology )
- Use of self evaluation ( Learning )
- Online activities (Technology )
- Use technology to present information ( Communication & Technology )

Students are engaged to explore the elements that are part of " Developing a Workplace Learning Environment" this includes Instilling a learning culture,Learning organisations,Creating and supporting learning opportunities,and creating Knowledge workers.

To capture the above students will develop and present ( Workbook ) the concept and delivery of a  8 Hour TCF Industry based Training and Development program

Teaching Schedule

Lecture Sequence                                   Unit of Competency                        Lecture dates                                             Discussion Topics                                                                                           Assessments
Lecture1                                                      Program introduction                      18th February 2010                                    • Introduction of program
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Introduction of assessment process
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Building an evidence portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mission Statement
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Code of Conduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gantt Chart Overview
Lecture 2                                                   BSBPMG510A Manage Projects      25th February                                             • Define the project
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Scope & limitations of the project
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Project Management tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Risk Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Finalising the project                                                                                Project Summary for Managing Projects
Lecture 3                                                   BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plan 4th March                                          • Operational Plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monitor & review operational performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Solving problems/decision making                                                   Operational Plans: Action Plan/Gantt Chart
Lecture 4                                                  BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 11th March                                    • Team performance plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Task : team purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Group dynamics
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Team cohesion                                                                                                                   Belbin Questionnaire
Lecture 5                                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 25th March                                     • Communication foundations

Easter Break

Lecture 6                                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 8th April                                          • Managing Conflict

Lecture 7                                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 15th April                                        • Leadership styles

Lecture 8                                                BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 22nd April                                       • Motivation

Lecture9                                                 BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 29th April                                        • Individual differences
                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Attitudes/Values                                                                                                                                  Value surveys
Lecture 10                                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 6th May                                            • Personality                                                                                                                                           Myers Briggs
Lecture 11                                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 13th May                                          • Problem solving tools

Lecture 12                                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 20th May                                          •Coaching/mentoring

Lecture 13                                             BSBWOR502A Ensure Team Effectiveness 27 May                                              • Group/individual learning                                                                                                TCF based Training plan

Lecture 14                                            BSBLED 501A Workplace Learning                  8th July                                           • Learning Organisations

Lecture 15                                            BSBLED 501A   Workplace Learning                15th July                                         • Training & Development

Lecture 16                                            BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                    22nd July                                       • Learning Needs/Learning Plans

Lecture 17                                           BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                    29th July                                        • Training Plans

Lecture 18                                           BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                    5th August                                     • Training Assessment Evaluation

Lecture 19                                          BSBPMG510A Manage Projects                          12th August                                    • Individual project completions & deadlines                                                        Assessment: Project Summary

Lecture 20                                         BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plan            19th August                                   • Preparation for presentations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Review Project                                                                                                  Assessment Action Plan/Gantt Chart
Lecture 21                                         BSBLED501A Workplace Learning                      26th August                                   • Presentations

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Completion of Assessment Portfolio                                                               Workplace Learning Training Plan

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Management Theory and Practice Part 4
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 will be :

 - The submission of a TCF industry based 8 hour training program
 - A small group presentation of such training plan

Assessment Matrix

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