Course Title: Provide advanced facilitation practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5776C

Course Title: Provide advanced facilitation practice

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

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

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide high level facilitation practices in a vocational education and training context. It also focuses on achieving continuous improvement through reflective practice.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEDEL502A Provide advanced facilitation practice


1. Extend facilitation practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Update knowledge of learning methods, facilitation techniques and learning theories to improve delivery and facilitation practices
1.2 Maintain currency of vocational competencies and related subject matter expertise
1.3 Practise flexibility, innovation and responsiveness in facilitation practice
1.4 Reflect on own practice and experiences as a facilitator to determine and document potential improvements to delivery approaches


2. Prepare for complex environments

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify environmental conditions and their potential impact on teaching practice
2.2 Manage the constraints to delivery with relevant personnel
2.3 Review and adjust training and assessment strategies to address the constraints of complex environments


3. Prepare for learners with complex needs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Research the characteristics of learners with complex needs and identify potential barriers to learning
3.2 Develop and adjust training and assessment strategies and customise learning materials to meet needs


4. Develop learner independence

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Enhance learner experiences using a range of learning methods and inclusive practices
4.2 Acknowledge and address potential barriers to learning
4.3 Encourage learners towards self-directed learning by establishing enabling processes


5. Reflect on, and improve practice

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek input from other relevant personnel about teaching, facilitation and learning practices
5.2 Review teaching, facilitation and learning practices to identify and document opportunities for improvement
5.3 Implement the documented improvement plan, review and adjust as required

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. extend your facilitation practices
. prepare for complex environments
. prepare for learners with complex needs
. develop learner independence
. reflect upon and improve your practice

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities both during scheduled class time and outside of it. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • teacher-directed group activities/projects
  • work shopping of students’ own projects
  • guest lecturers
  • peer teaching
  • class presentations
  • research both online and other as required
  • analysis/critique of suggested reading
  • teacher directed activities/exercises
  • self-directed study and activities
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • project-based work

Teaching Schedule

RMIT Staff Program

9.30-4.30 December 3-5, 2012

9.30-4.30 Friday 22 February, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 8, 22 March, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 7 June, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 13 September, 2013

9.30-4.30 Friday 25 October, 2013

Public Program

9.30-4.30 Jan 30-Feb 1, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 13, 20, 27 February, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 6,13,20 March 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 12 June, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 18, 25 September, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 30 October, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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 Studies. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities
will be handed out during class.

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
- Contributions to online discussion forums
- A professional conversation

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.



Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces
of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will need to provide a portfolio of evidence that you have conducted a minimum of 100 hours
of group facilitation, in addition to any evidence provided of work with individual learners or
in a different learning context. In addition, your portfolio will need to provide evidence of
your ability to:
- facilitate groups of learners demonstrating: the selection and use of different teaching and
delivery methods applied in different delivery modes which are relevant and appropriate to different
learners and their needs
- integrate theory and practice in your own performance and in supporting learners to develop competency
- use a variety of strategies to support increased learner independence
- document reflective practice and proposed changes to practice
- collect feedback from observers such as supervising teachers/trainers, peers, colleagues, learners or clients
- analyse feedback from a range of sources and reflect on the success of the training delivery as
well as own performance.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.;ID=tkn8wtd23h84z

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