22 Oct A look into the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
One of the core units of competency in the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development is TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies. This is all about creating what is arguably the most confidential document in any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The heart of any training product and the document that is always called for in Audit is called a Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS). Simply defined we can say it is the approach an RTO takes to a pathway of learning and assessment within Vocational Education and Training (VET). The document is complex and a simple explanation of how it comes into being would be as follows:
The head of an RTO calls in their course designer (usually the Compliance Manager) and will say “I want to put (say) Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety on our Scope of Registration.” The designer will ask “what is our target audience?” the Manager might reply “Construction companies”.
The designer will now call up the appropriate qualification from the National Register, training.gov.au and study the packaging rules and then he/she will select the relevant electives to orientate the course to the target audience. The designer will then commence to create a TAS detailing the first few fields where they will list the RTO background, the target audience, the trainers and assessors that will manage the delivery and assessment (their backgrounds and qualifications need to be proven) and the elective units of competency they have chosen.
There is a huge amount of very involved work to now be done including industry consultation (to prove the need for the course) and validation (to prove what you want to do is consistent with the training package rules). All of these things are documented and the resultant sophisticated, complex and minutely detailed resource is the Who, What, Where, When , Why and How of what the RTO intends to do.
This task is arguably the singularly most important auditable document you will ever produce in the world of VET and does require specific industry knowledge and experience, often a subject matter expert will be called in to assist in the TAS development.
Our next workshop for the TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development begins on the 8th of February 2020 in North Sydney or through the Virtual Classroom. Or you can start self-paced now!