Course Title: Design and develop learning resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5780C

Course Title: Design and develop learning resources

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - 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

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Maureen Cooper
ph 99254911


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 design and develop resources to support the learning process.

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:

TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources


1. Research the learning resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify with the client the brief, focus and type of learning resource

1.2 Research the target audience, their learning needs and the learning environment for the resource

1.3 Gather, collate and analyse relevant existing information

1.4 Identify any ethical and legal considerations and act on them

1.5 Write a development work plan


2. Design the learning resource and plan the content

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Generate a range of design options using a variety of techniques

2.2 Develop and confirm with the client an outline or prototype for the learning resource

2.3 Analyse content specifications of the learning product and map out proposed content


3. Develop the learning resource content

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop content and content specifications in accordance with the agreed design

3.2 Establish mechanisms for reviewing work in progress

3.3 Ensure any text is clear, concise, grammatically correct and appropriate for the intended audience

3.4 Ensure any visuals are relevant, instructive and appropriate for the intended audience


4. Review learning resource prior to implementation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check resource content to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information against specifications

4.2 Check text, format and visual design for clarity and focus

4.3 Conduct an external review using appropriate review methods and incorporate feedback

4.4 Review final draft against the brief and other relevant criteria to ensure it meets all requirements prior to delivery to the client


5. Evaluate the design and development process

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review the design and development process against appropriate evaluation criteria

5.2 Reflect on the development process and methods and identify areas for improvement

5.3 Document identified improvements for future projects

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. research learning resource requirements
. design learning resources and plan their content
. develop the content of learning resources
. review learning resources prior to implementation
. evaluate the design and development process for producing learning resources

Details of Learning Activities


This course is online. Activities 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 February 2015

This course is taught over 15 sessions in semester 1. The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "Design" cluster; the other 3 units of the Design cluster are TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies, TAETAS501B Undertake organisational training needs analysis and TAEDES505A Evaluate a training program.

In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

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

SessionContentTAETAS501B (TNA)TAEDES501A (strategies)TAEDES502A(resources)TAEDES505A(evaluation)Assessment


Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how learning strategies and resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, determined through a training needs analysis, and how to then evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the training need.


 E1,E2,E3 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4

 TNA:Identifying organisational objectives; Identifying and accessing resources for  TNA

 Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

 Resources:Clarifying learning resource requirements

 Evaluation: Determine aim and scope of evaluation

 E1, E2 E1 E1 E1

 TNA: Developing TNA project plan

 Strategies: Identifying stakeholders and resources

 Resources:Understanding your target audience

 Evaluation:Determine informaiton required to conduct evaluation

 E1 E1,E2 E1 E1

 TNA:Building the relationship

 Strategies: Developing learning strategy framework 

Consider exisitng resources and information

 Evaluation:Establish a project plan

 E1 E2 E1 E1

TNA: Identifying and addressing issues affecting objectives of TNA

 Strategies: Researching options for design of strategy

 Resources:Development plan for resource

 Evaluation:Ways of gathering information

 E1 E2 E1 E2

 TNA:Ways of gathering data; choosing which methods to use

 Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles

 Resources:Design options

 Evaluation:Select evaluation instruments & gather data

 E2 E2 E2 E2

 TNA:Analysing work role requirements

 Strategies:Learning theories and instructional design principles, continued

 Resources:Analysing and mapping content specifications

 Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered

 E2 E2 E2 E3

 TNA:Gathering information and data

 Strategies:Contents and sequence of strategy

 Resources:Writing content for the resource

 Evaluation:Analyse the information gathered, continued

 E2 E2 E3 E3

 TNA:Gathering information and data continued

 Strategies:Elaborating on strategy headings

 Resources:Using clear and concise language/working with visuals

 Evaluation:Develop conclusions

 E2 E3 E3 E3

 TNA:Analysing data to determine needs

 Strategies:Developing strategy outcomes

 Resources:Monitor work, checking specifications and facts

 Evaluation:Document findings

 E3 E3 E4 E3

 TNA:Analysing data to determine needs continued

 Strategies:Measures for evaluating a strategy

 Resources:Check text, format and visual design elements

 Evaluation:Cross-check findings

 E3 E4 E5 E3

 TNA:Provide options and advice

 Strategies:Feedback mechanisms for reviewing strategy

 Resources:Validate and moderate the resource

 Evaluation:Identify factors affecting performance

 E3 E4 E5 E3

 TNA:Framing recommendations

 Strategies:Making recommendations

 Resources:Review development process and identify areas for improvement

 Evaluation:Document issues and conclusions and make recommendations

 E3 E4 E5 E5

 TNA:Finalising and presenting TNA

 Strategies:Modifying the strategy and documenting changes

 Resources:Documenting review process

 Evaluation:Write evaluation report

 E3 E4 E5 E4
15 Revision of whole unit E1,E2,E3 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. 


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 My RMIT, 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
  • 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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Design and develop 2 print-based resources

Research and design two (2) print based resources that reflect client needs and the contexts of application, with documented evidence of:

  • consultation, research and findings
  • completed designs for the two resources

Task 2: Trial and review 1 resource

Complete the development of one resource with documented evidence of:

  • a review and trial of the resource, including user feedback and how this impacted on the development of the resource
  • the final print based resource, either complete or in part or sample
  • the candidate’s specific role in the development process.

Task 3: Online discussion boards

Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
  • keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
  • engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments

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 VET (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in myRMIT>myStudies. 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:

For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-3 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday June 7, 2015


Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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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