TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and delivery group-based learning

What are the documents you need to access and prepare to support your learning program?

Imagine yourself in the training room for a moment. What materials do you need? What information would you want on hand to ensure you delivered a great training session? 

To start with, it is recommended that you, the facilitator, have a clear understanding of the training and assessment strategy that has been created to meet the needs of your learners. The TAS outlines the who, what, when, where, and how of the learning program. Having this information will ensure that you know the goals of the program in advance and what the client (or public cohort) expects from their experience.  It will also provide you with guidance on the support mechanisms that are provided for your learners – such as LLN and student support. Lastly, it will give you confidence in the program itself, by providing information on the validation processes followed and the industry consultation that has taken place. 

Now that you have tis information – what else will you need? 

A good training session needs planning. The specific information of how you will deliver and manage the learning content will be located in your session plan.  The goal of the session planning process is to give clarity as to how your session will run from start to finish. It’s good practice to include details of your activities, key points in the content, questions you’d like to ask to start discussions and engage your learners, as well as the timing of your session and the resources you will need to use. The session plan is the most important document to keep your session on track and ensure that you’ve delivered it in a way that you intended.

The learning resources listed in your session plan must be available and ready to use. Some common resources in a learning environment include:

  • Learner guides
  • Textbooks
  • PowerPoint (or other presentation materials)
  • Your computer and presentation equipment (in a virtual session – that can include your camera set up, extra monitor, microphone or headset, green screen or backdrop, and lighting).
  • Activity materials (demonstration equipment, pens, paper, cards, posters, and so on).

Finally, it would be a good idea to have read through the assessment plan for your session. This plan may be part of the TAS, or a seperate – more detailed – plan that outlines exactly how the assessment must take place. While it’s not intended for you to ‘teach to the assessment’, having pre-existing knowledge of how the assessment will run will help you and your learners prepare for it.