This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and deliver training for individuals within a group.  It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator structuring a learning program developed by others in, or with, a training and assessment organisation.

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: - facilitating group-based learning by preparing and delivering at least three training sessions, including: at least two consecutive sessions of at least 40 minutes duration, that follow one of the learning program designs, to a learner group of at least eight individuals; at least one session delivered to a learner group of at least eight individuals, with evidence of how the characteristics and needs of this group were addressed; - identifying and responding to individual needs, and; - accessing and using documented resources, and any support personnel required to guide inclusive practices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - learning theories and principles; - resources available to identify different learner styles; - the relevant industry area and subject matter of the delivery; - the learner group profile, including characteristics and needs of individual learners in the group; - the requirements of the learning program and/or delivery plan, and the content purpose; - different delivery methods and techniques appropriate to face-to-face group delivery; - different techniques for the recognition and resolution of inappropriate behaviours; - behaviours that may indicate learner difficulties, and the methods used to address these difficulties; - the purpose of organisational record-management systems and reporting requirements; - evaluation and revision techniques used to improve session plans; - specific resources, equipment and support services available for learners with special needs; - assessment and risk control measures relating to the facilitation of group-based learning, and; - policies and procedures relevant to the learning environment.

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