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Creating the structure of a learner guide
You will learn how to set out a standard learner guide; the structure, headings, and style.
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Sourcing information and applying to your content
As a content writer, you'll be shown how to use existing content to enhance your learner guide and help you start the process of customising the content for your organisation and expected learners.
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Developing your professional style
This topic will cover the use of 'writing voices' and imagery to enhance the look, feel and learning engagement experience of the reader.
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Develop other training materials from your learning content
See how to create fantastic visual and written resources to expand the application of your course by engaging your learners with interaction, gamification and more.
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Converting courseware to online environments
Learn how to copy your courseware and learning resources into your existing LMS. Deciding what eLearning tools are right for you.
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TAEDES512 Design and develop print-based learning resources
About Lesson

There are several VET and industry-specific requirements that ultimately impact upon your development of learning resources. In this lesson, we cover several requirements and touch on the ways in which you can address these in your print-based learning resources.

Requirements in Nationally Recognised Training Products

Nationally recognised training products, including qualifications, units of competency, and skill sets, set the standards for what is taught and assessed within the VET sector. For print-based learning resources, aligning content with these requirements ensures that the materials are relevant, accurate, and meet the defined outcomes. This alignment is crucial for providing learners with the knowledge and skills that are recognized and valued across industries.

 

Requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The AQF outlines the standards for educational qualifications in Australia. It provides a clear structure for levels of learning achievements. In the context of print-based learning resources, understanding the AQF requirements helps in designing materials that correspond to the appropriate complexity and depth for the qualification level being targeted. This ensures that learners are being prepared at the correct standard for their certification level.

 

Intellectual Property, Copyright, Attribution, and Licensing Requirements

These legal frameworks protect the rights of content creators while also outlining how materials can be used and shared. In the creation of print-based resources, it’s essential to adhere to these requirements to avoid infringement. This involves proper attribution for third-party content, understanding the use of Creative Commons licensed materials, and selecting images from libraries that allow educational use. Compliance with these requirements is crucial to ethically and legally source content for educational purposes.

 

Compliance Requirements of the Statutory Education Licence

The Statutory Education Licence allows for the use of text and artistic works for educational purposes, subject to certain conditions. For print-based resources in the VET sector, this licence facilitates the inclusion of copyrighted material such as text excerpts and images, ensuring that resources are rich, engaging, and informative. Understanding and adhering to the terms of this licence is vital to use copyrighted materials correctly in educational publications.

 

Tailoring Resources to Target Groups

VET learners come from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of skills, experiences, and learning needs. Tailoring print-based resources to the target group involves considering these factors to ensure the materials are accessible, relevant, and engaging for all learners. This could involve differentiating content, using inclusive language, and providing support for those with foundation skill needs, ensuring the resources meet the diverse requirements of learners.

 

Engaging with Industry and Ensuring Industry Relevance

 

The VET sector is closely aligned with industry needs, preparing learners for specific occupational outcomes. Engaging with industry stakeholders in the development of print-based resources ensures the content is current, relevant, and reflects real-world practices. This engagement can inform case studies, examples, and scenarios included in the materials, making learning contextual and applicable to the workplace. Ensuring industry relevance in learning resources is key to maintaining the vocational integrity and employment outcomes of VET programs