Course Title: Design a learning plan

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEDU5975

Course Title: Design a learning plan

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3305 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marjorie Furlan


Nominal Hours: 20

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 none

Course Description

The focus of the unit is to enable learners to explore pathway options and develop a learning plan to achieve learning goals.
Learners needs and expectations require a focus on individual learner objectives such as improved study skills and future education and career goals in science or science related fields

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20928 Design a learning plan


1. Identify potential pathways in science

Performance Criteria:

1.1 A broad range of options is considered
1.2 Sources of information about options are identified
1.3 Information about possible options is accessed and noted
1.4 Options are evaluated in relation to own interests, skills and knowledge


2. Clarify learning goals

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Learning goals are identified and prioritized in relation to identified options
2.2 Current skills and knowledge are evaluated against goals 
2.3 Learning styles are explored
2.4 Own personal learning context is discussed in relation to achieving identified goals
2.5 Program options to support the learner are discussed


3. Design an individual learning plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The purpose and features of an individual learning plan are determined
3.2 The individual learning plan is documented
3.3 The individual learning plan is monitored and revised as necessary

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities



In-class worksheets

Online studying

Teaching Schedule





Class content


10 February

Pathways defined-Coat of Arms
Options and sources identified


17 February

A guest speaker-Dinah van Ruyven
VTAC requirements and applications


24 February

Individual Learning Plan


2 March

Learning styles-Quiz


9 March

Goal setting


16 March

Time Management


23 March

Group work: research about future studies (tertiary institutions, pre-requisites, extra skills, timeframe)

Mid Semester Break


6 April 

Group oral presentation


13 April

Goal setting: self evaluation and consultation
Procrastination; Analysing skills



Pathways/ Resumes


27 April

Pathways/ Cover letters


4 May

How to survive an interview


11 May

Writing PI forms/SEAS applications
Working on Portfolio


18 May

Progress and achievement of goals evaluated
Working on Portfolio


25 May

Portfolio to be submitted


1 June 

Self Evaluation



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include

  • reports
  • assignments
  • presentations

Assessment Tasks



Assessment Task



Due Date


Portfolio containing:

Learning Plan
Resume & cover letter 


Week beginning

25 May


Satisfactory/Not Yet Satisfactory




Assessment Matrix








Other Information

 Assessment information:

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment


  • APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (
  • Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of the assessment.
  •  Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
  • If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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