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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
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A Three-Step Approach

When it comes to enhancing the effectiveness of training and assessment in educational or organisational settings, finalising a robust strategy is crucial. This process involves several key steps, each essential to ensure that the strategy not only meets the needs of the learners but also aligns with legislative, regulatory, and organisational requirements. Here’s a breakdown of the three steps in this process:

Step 1: Evaluate Strategy in Collaboration with Stakeholders 

The first step is to thoroughly evaluate the existing or proposed training and assessment strategy. This evaluation should not be done in isolation but rather in collaboration with key stakeholders. Stakeholders can include educators, trainers, management, and even the learners or client representative themselves. Their insights and feedback are invaluable in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the current strategy.

Collaboration with stakeholders ensures that multiple perspectives are considered, leading to a more comprehensive and effective strategy. This step might involve discussions or surveys to gather diverse viewpoints and opinions. The aim is to create a strategy that is not only educationally sound but also practical and applicable to real-world scenarios.

Step 2: Act on Evaluation Outcomes

Once the evaluation is complete and feedback is collected, the next step is to act on these findings. This involves making necessary modifications to the strategy to address any identified issues or gaps. It’s important to document these changes meticulously. Keeping a record of modifications not only helps in maintaining transparency but also aids in future evaluations and audits.

Modifications might include changes in delivery methodologies, assessment tools, resource selection, or even schedule adjustments. The key is to ensure that these changes enhance the learning experience and align with the overall educational goals.

Step 3: Confirm Final Strategy

The final step is to confirm and formalise the strategy, ensuring it complies with all relevant legislative, regulatory, and organisational requirements. This step is crucial as it involves a thorough check to ensure that the strategy is legally compliant and adheres to industry standards and best practices.

This confirmation often requires liaising with a compliance expert, RTO manager or similar to ensure all aspects of the strategy meet required standards. Once confirmed, the strategy can then be implemented. It’s also essential to communicate these finalised strategies effectively to all stakeholders, ensuring clarity and alignment in understanding and expectations. This can be done electronically and the strategy can be stored in the relevant area within the RTOs document management system. These can range from local IT server systems to the more popular cloud-based applications.

Finalising your TAS is a dynamic and collaborative process. It requires careful evaluation, responsive modifications, and stringent confirmation to ensure that the strategy is not only effective but also compliant and relevant. This three-step approach ensures a robust, well-rounded strategy that enhances the learning and development process for all involved.

Assessment tip:

When you’ve completed the review documents in the exercise files (or in Moodle) for each of the TASs you’ve created, you’ll then need to upload the improved and modified version of each of the TASs.

Exercise Files
TAS 1 Review V1.docx
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TAS 2 Review V1.docx
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