Course Title: Evaluate a training program
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2019
Course Code: TCHE5906C
Course Title: Evaluate a training program
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Your facilitator is:
Ph: 9925 4343
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 but not limited to:
- 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
For the February 2019 intake:
This course is taught over 3 sessions in semester 2 2019.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.
Session 1 - Oct 14:
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 - Oct 21:
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 - Oct 28:
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.
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 the Canvas LMS
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.
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: Preparation for the evaluation of a training program
In this task, you will focus on questions relating to the preparatory stage of conducting an evaluation of a training program by preparing a report responding to the sections listed below in your own words using the headings provided in the detailed assessment instructions found in the Canvas LMS for task 1.
- Section A - A context for evaluation
- Section B - Approaches to evaluation
- Section C - Considerations in the organisation
Task 2 - Report on an evaluation of a Training program.
In this task, you will write a report which details the training program that you have evaluated in relation to measuring the effectiveness of the training and capability requirements of a particular workforce.
You will detail the following:
- An introduction to your report
- Data Collection - methods and techniques
- Data Analysis - findings from analysis
- Conclusion and recommendations
- Critical review.
Detailed task instructions for the above tasks will be provided prior to session 1 via the Canvas LMS.
It is a requirement of the Diploma of 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.
Task 1: needs to be submitted by midnight Friday November 1, 2019
Task 2: needs to be submitted by midnight Friday November 15, 2019
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
A detailed assessment matrix will be available prior to session 1 via the Canvas LMS
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.
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 www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals
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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