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Preparing to design a strategy for training and assessment
In the initial phase of training and assessment development, it is essential to establish clear objectives by consulting with relevant stakeholders (1.1). This involves identifying and documenting the specific characteristics of the target group, including their foundation skills and learning needs. Additionally, engaging with stakeholders to understand industry requirements is crucial. To meet the intended goals, one must carefully access, analyse, and select nationally recognised training products while ensuring alignment with the purpose and target group through consultation and confirmation.
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Designing and developing a training strategy
In the second phase of training and assessment development, it's crucial to analyse selected nationally recognised training products to identify required skills and knowledge. Explore various options for designing a training strategy aligned with the purpose, target group, industry requirements, learning environment, training products, and provider. Determine the mode of delivery, entry requirements, and additional criteria. Estimate training duration, schedule sessions, and ensure comprehensive learning resources. Lastly, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources for training.
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Designing and developing an assessment strategy
In the third phase of training and assessment development, a systematic approach is vital. Begin by analyzing the selected nationally recognized training products to pinpoint assessment requirements relevant to the assessment strategy design. Document various options for assessment strategy design that consider the training products, target group, industry requirements, assessment environment, and training provider. Identify and document the assessment methods to be used, estimate the time needed for assessment tasks, and integrate the assessment timing into the training schedule. Additionally, identify and document any necessary adjustments to assessments based on the characteristics of the target group. Ensure full coverage of unit competency requirements by identifying and documenting the assessment tools required. Finally, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources necessary for the assessment process.
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Finalising a TAS
In the final phase of training and assessment development, collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate the strategy for training and assessment. Act upon the evaluation outcomes and thoroughly document any modifications made to the strategy, ensuring transparency and accountability. Confirm the finalised strategy, meticulously aligning it with legislative, regulatory, and organisational requirements to ensure compliance and effectiveness. This comprehensive approach ensures that the strategy is refined and optimised to meet the intended goals while adhering to all necessary standards and regulations.
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TAEDES511 – Design and develop strategies for training and assessment
About Lesson

This tutorial specifically addresses the typical organisational requirements for designing and developing a TAS. This is captured in question 3 in your knowledge assessment. So, review the video and complete this question once you feel comfortable that you know the answers. 

Engaging with Industry          

Organisations may require regular consultation with industry bodies or employers to ensure training aligns with current industry standards and needs. For example, An organisation may require a bi-annual meeting with a panel of industry experts to review and update training content for their specific employee base. This is not laid out in any legislation of regulations, but rather exists as an organisational requirement given the sector and clients it operates with.

Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments            

In any training organisation, there will be some form of mandate for risk assessments and implementing strategies for inclusivity, accommodating diverse learner needs and backgrounds. For example, They may Implement a policy where every training room must be accessible to learners with disabilities and equipped with emergency protocols.

Using Training and Assessment Templates            

If you do a quick Google search, you’ll find numerous examples of standardised templates for training and assessment strategies that are used to maintain consistency and quality across the various courses that an organisation might offer. These have often been reviewed in audits and have therefore been accepted as a compliant standard for TAS documents.

Collaborating with Stakeholders  

There may be a requirement for collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, including ways of gathering feedback, that may be used for evaluating and improving training strategies. For example,  Organising quarterly feedback sessions with student representatives and trainers to gather input on the effectiveness of training strategies

Controlling Documents and Managing Records                 

Strict protocols for document management, including version control, are used to ensure accuracy and currency of training materials and records. This is led by compliance with standards and laws, but is often managed by the use of organisational procedures. For example, utilising a specific document management system that tracks changes, archives old versions, and controls access to training materials.

Gaining Required Approvals              

These are the procedures for obtaining necessary approvals from regulatory bodies or internal committees or managers before implementing training strategies. For example,  there may be a process where all new training programs must be reviewed and approved by a central education committee before being offered.