This unit describes skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate learning for individuals in a workplace, using real work activities as the basis for learning.

It applies to a person working as an entry-level trainer, teacher or facilitator or an employee, team leader or workplace supervisor responsible for guiding learning through work.

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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - preparing and facilitating work-based learning; - providing a minimum of two examples of developing work-based learning pathways, that include: identifying needs for learning; analysing work practices, work environment and work activities, and; - organising and allocating work in a way that reflects learning needs, and provides effective learning opportunities through work processes; - conducting a learning facilitation relationship: - with at least two individuals; - demonstrating communication skills and flexibility, and; - demonstrating one or more of the processes, or techniques, identified.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - systems, processes and practices within the organisation where work-based learning is taking place; - systems for identifying skill needs within the workplace; - different learning styles, and how to encourage learning for those who learn in different ways; - workplace health and safety (WHS) relating to the work role, including: hazards relating to the industry and specific workplace; reporting requirements for hazards and incidents; specific procedures for work tasks; safe use and maintenance of relevant equipment; emergency procedures, and; sources of WHS information.

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