Project Plan

• Watch the ‘you’ll soon get the hang of it’ video and answer questions 1 -7
1. According to the video ‘You’ll soon get the hang of it’ and your own knowledge of training needs within a workplace, what are two reasons why it is so important to train effectively within an organisation?


2. Name three considerations or stages relating to “how” adults learn and give a brief explanation of what these mean. Please research if required.



3. A major factor in developing training is to ask the questions “What am I going to teach?” and “Who am I going to teach?”.
Discuss important aspects of each of these two points when considering training for an organisation:


• Name as many reasons as you can think of to support “why” adults learn, research may need to be conducted. Remember your Student Manual in your resources section on Litmos..

• Describe how you would employ these following three strategies when training in a one on one environment and their advantages?
Incentives –

Encourage –

Congratulate –

• Why should participants be encouraged to become involved in their own learning experience and environment?

• Describe strategies that you (as a lead trainer) can take to ensure your trainers meet the standards you expect?

1.2 Dimensions of competence assessment
For this exercise, you are read the given assessment items/tasks that have been set out for a course participant and identify which Dimension of Competence is relevant to that task as well as identify the associated Employability skill (or skills).

Assessment task 1
Mary is a 16-year-old student who is participating in a school traineeship program. She is doing a certificate II in Business Administration and is at the front desk of small law firm in Brisbane.
Mary has been trained to file invoices according to the reference number and the account names in file and alphabetical order. These are then cross referenced with the computer which has all the file names listed alongside of the reference numbers and other relevant details.
Mary’s supervisor in the office, in conjunction with Mary’s assessor, has given her invoices
which at times are incomplete, however, there is enough information for Mary to do her job by cross referencing.
Dimension of Competence Employability skill/s

Assessment task 2
Dimension of Competence Employability skill/s

Peter is an apprentice carpenter who has been assisting the tradesperson in fit out and finish. After watching and assisting the tradesperson with the work, he has been asked to hang three doors. The third door is slightly different to the first two and requires different positioning and size manipulation so that it will fit correctly.

Assessment task 3
Michael works in a warehousing factory on the shipping docks. From the Training Package TLI07 he is undertaking the qualification of TLI20107 Certificate II Transport and Logistics (warehousing and Storage).
He has worked at the warehouse for eight months and is familiar with most procedures. The supervisor asks Michael to oversee the moving and storing of a number of containers which have just come off a tanker to see if he has learned from the training he has received.

Dimension of Competence Employability skill/s

Assessment task 4
Joanne is 17 years old and is participating in a hair dressing apprenticeship. She has been shown how to perform simple haircuts and has had opportunity to do partial cuts to develop her skills under direct supervision. She has also had opportunity to work on mannequins for practice. Her trainer has now asked her to do her first haircut, supervised but unassisted.

Dimension of Competence Employability skill/s

1.3 Self – Directed Learning
From your notes and research, give a brief description of the concept of self -directed learning and give examples of what strategies we can use as trainers to facilitate this. Allow for a paragraph of information in your description.

1.4 Before designing and developing training material it is important to understand key concepts of learning theory. This knowledge will influence the way we structure and deliver a course.
You will be asked to research one of the learning theories below. Show who is credited with the development of this theory and how it is used in an educational setting.
Learning theory Definition and example of its use

Behavioural learning theory
Credited to:

Point form description

How can this be used in your own training?


Cognitive learning theory
Credited to:

Point form description

How can this be used in your own training?


Experiential learning theory
Credited to:

Point form description

How can this be used in your own training?


Information processing theory
Credited to:

Point form description

How can this be used in your own training?


1.5 Research an additional learning theory or strategy (that was not covered in the last question). Provide examples of how you might implement this in either your own learning environment or the environment of Stack It Storage with a maximum of 500 words written below. This research must be in your own words, showing references and examples of how it could be implemented and why.
This is not to be written as a higher educational paper, we need to see research and understanding.

1.6 Learning Styles that suit
1) What style of training would be best enjoyed by an activist? What would you need to include?

2) What style of training would best be enjoyed by a theorist? What would you need to consider?

3) In a paragraph, explain why it is important for a training designer to understand different learning styles and their application into the delivery of a nationally recognised training.

1.7 Stakeholder involvement
Why is it important that key stakeholders are involved in preliminary decision-making processes of the project plan (such as the signing off of the broad based conceptual headings)?

1.8 Project considerations
For the conceptual training, you are building for Stack It Storage, under the given headings below, name two considerations for each that should be taken into account when building the project plan.





1.9 Project plan
As part of your assessment you are required to develop resources to aid in the development of the planning process. Assessment 3.3 serves three purposes:
• It allows you to research and physically build tools for a given purpose.
• It provides a resource to assist in creating a Project Plan to present to the CEO Ross Gig deriving from your training needs analysis.
• Allows for the logical and sequential development of training to be delivered for the purpose of continual growth for the organisation.
Assuming that the broad-based headings have been approved by the key stakeholders, begin to build on these headings by developing a project plan which covers the who, what, why, when, where and (to a lesser degree) how of the project plan as well as anticipated outcomes and Return on Investment (ROI).
(When building the plan, consider the previous question and build it with the understanding that you will be actually presenting this information to the CEO)
Step 1
Investigate templates or structures that show sequenced and logical methods of creating a project plan (research training and assessment strategy docs). You may have used a similar document before and you are very welcome to use it for this purpose and adapt it. Otherwise, use the internet to investigate various templates you can use to contextualise for your project plan development.
Step 2
Using investigated and contextualised templates in conjunction with your broad-based headings, construct a training project plan that you can present to the CEO for the purpose of implementing.
Remember – You are to contextualise a training plan according to the needs of the organisation (Stack it Storage). If you have done this activity in your work place, you can submit a training and assessment plan from previously conducted work INSTEAD of creating a plan for Stack it Storage. In total, we need two different plans for two different training topics.
For ease of assessment ensure that you title your document “Assessment 2.3 Project Plan” and email it to your assessor:
Consider the following;
• How will you ensure ‘context / bit by bit / practice’?
• How will you incentivise / encourage / congratulate?
• Who needs task skills?
• Who needs job role / environment skills?
• Which employability skills need improvement?
• Where could self-directed learning fit in?
• What learning style might be Ross’ preference?
• What sort of learning would irritate Glenda?
• What’s the best way to help Terry?
• Review processes for continuous improvements
• Chosen training justification
In the space below, justify the use of the unit ‘TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods’. Consider the training objectives, what the organisation need and the purpose of this unit being chosen.

Next, expand upon the training for ‘Stack it Storage’ by choosing another appropriate unit (from that will satisfy other training needs the organisation has. Justify your chosen training in the space provided. When choosing this second unit, consider the learning pathways these two units could create and identify the learning pathway in the following box as indicated.

This document is for ‘your eyes only’ – not for Stack it storage. It is to be used as a tool to help prepare for your meeting with Ross Gig.

Chosen training Justification
Training Package:

Unit of Competence
TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods Who

Why (analysed work roles)

Objectives (ROI)

Training Package:

Unit of Competence Who

Why (analysed work roles)

Objectives (ROI)

Potential future training pathway
Training Package:

Qualification (code and title) Who


Objectives (ROI)

Review process to ensure continuous improvements – Describe who with and when

1.11 Consolidation: Imagine your workplace requires training of a particular kind; it is your job to identify the learning objectives, choose a current unit of competence from and complete the following details on the learning and assessment plan below:
For this activity, you are to create a project plan (similar or the same as the previous project plan you used for Stack it Storage) and complete it with details of a training scenario based on your workplace (or a simulated workplace if you are not able to utilise a current workplace).

• When and where is the proposed training going to occur?
• Who is the target group? Do they have any particular learning needs to be considered for the training?
• What is the purpose or objectives of the training?
• What unit of competence will accommodate the training needs of the organisation and what learning pathways are there?
• Who are your stakeholders? When will you consult with them to confirm training strategy is applicable and how will this be done?
• Describe the overall learning and assessment strategy taking into consideration the cohort of students and their learning needs.
• Develop an overview of the content to be delivered in sequential order, including timelines for delivery.
• Describe any relevant operational and licensing requirements for the training.
• List recommendations for improvements and show what rectifications need to be made as a result of making continuous improvements (this may be done on a separate template if needed).




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