Course Title: Evaluate a training program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: TCHE5906C

Course Title: Evaluate a training program

Important Information:

In order to successfully undertake assessment of this unit you need access to a workplace.

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5354 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Facilitators   Peter Murphy ph 99254343   Paschal Somers ph 99254911

Nominal Hours: 50

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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate a training program in order to measure the effectiveness of training in meeting workforce performance needs and capability requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDES505 Evaluate a training program


1. Plan and prepare evaluation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Document the aim and scope of the evaluation study

1.2 Identify the data and information required, and access sources of information

1.3 Establish a project plan and timelines that identify tasks and stakeholders in the evaluation process

1.4 Select and brief staff to be involved

1.5 Establish constructive relationships with the stakeholders identified in the evaluation plan


2. Collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify the most appropriate technique(s) for gathering quantitative and qualitative data and information

2.2 Develop evaluation instruments to gather data and information

2.3 Arrange workplace visits and meetings, and access to data and information

2.4 Collect data and information, and store in compliance with the record keeping and privacy policies and procedures of the organisation

2.5 Identify and record potentially useful information that is not identified in the evaluation plan

2.6 Collate and process data relevant to the evaluation


3. Analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Analyse the data and information to identify the outcomes of training, and their impact on workforce capability

3.2 Cross-check findings where possible by comparing with the results from different evaluation instruments

3.3 Develop conclusions about the effectiveness and efficiency of the training program, as per the evaluation aim and scope

3.4 Document areas of training that are satisfactory and those requiring improvement

3.5 Identify factors affecting performance and suggest possible enhancements or alternatives to the training program


4. Report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Document issues and conclusions arising from the analysis conducted

4.2 Make recommendations to stakeholders on areas of possible improvement

4.3 Discuss preliminary findings with stakeholders

4.4 Produce an evaluation report and distribute to all stakeholders

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. plan and prepare an evaluation
. collect and collate evaluation data and information for a training program
. analyse evaluation data and information and make conclusions
. report on the conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation

Details of Learning Activities

 This course is online. Activities may include:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research

Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced diploma study in July 2017

This course is taught over 3 sessions in semester 1 2018. 

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.


Session 1:

Introduction to the unit including how to plan and prepare for an evaluation by defining its aim and scope, identifying the data required and establishing a project plan including what personnel to involve.

Session 2:

Collect and collate data and information on which the evaluation will be based after considering and then deciding on ways to gather both quantitative and qualitative data

Session 3:

Analyse the data gathered, draw conclusions about how effective the training program is and then identify areas for improvement. Report on the findings and make recommendations to stakeholders

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill Education, 2013.


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.

Electronic resources are located on myRMIT>myStudies. 

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include:

  • Workplace based projects
  • Online assessment (eg discussion forum, blog, wiki, quiz)
  • Professional conversation
  • Third-party reports

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.



Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Evaluate a training program

Produce an evaluation report that covers all stages of the evaluation process including recommendations on areas for improvement. In addition you will be asked to critically review the evaluation process and approaches taken and propose changes to improve the process.


Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through Canvas. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadline:


Task 1: needs to be submitted by midnight Friday June 1, 2018


Grades used in this unit are as follows:

SA Satisfactory 
NYS Not Yet Satisfactory
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

Other Information

Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate 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 participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you 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


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

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

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