This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify own learning goals and needs and develop a learning plan and strategies to assist in participation in a vocational or workplace learning environment.

An individual performing these tasks may work with an expert or mentor where support is available if requested.

This unit applies to individuals who use, or are preparing to use, learning skills to complete workplace activities. This includes existing workers and individuals preparing for employment through vocational education and training. This unit should be integrated and contextualised with vocational training to support achievement of vocational competency.

The unit is aligned to, but does not fully address, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) learning core skill indicators .01 and .02 at level 2 in the workplace and employment domain of communication.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identify at least two work related learning goals and develop a personal learning plan to support goal achievement, and; - check and review progress against plan and goals on at least one occasion. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - own strengths and weaknesses as a learner; - different learning approaches and their application to work related learning; - common barriers to learning and solutions to address them; - own learning goals and needs; - at least three simple strategies to support learning goals; - support resources and appropriate techniques to assess information relevant to work related learning goals; - typical features of learning plans, and; - approaches to check and respond to progress of learning plans.

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