Facilitate action learning projects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAADEL502A, 'Facilitate action learning projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Facilitate action learning projects' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for action learning


The needs of the organisation and the learners are researched and confirmed


A facilitation guide is developed with stakeholders


Resources which engender a work based action learning approach are researched and collated


Information about the action learning process is distributed to all learners in the group


Introduce action learning


An environment conducive to collaboration and safety is set up


Communication and interpersonal skills are used to welcome and engage the group


The expectations, knowledge and expertise of individuals in the group are identified and acknowledged


The principles of action learning are explained and discussed


Anticipated objectives, outputs and outcomes, and evaluation methods are clarified and confirmed


Resources are introduced and discussed


Facilitate action learning


The group is guided to jointly develop and document an action plan, and modify as required


Sessions are timetabled and varied activities are paced to suit the learning needs and learning styles of the participants and to maximise participation and engagement


Generic skill development is encouraged through facilitated learning


The strengths and relationships within the group are observed and extended to drive the learning experience and to maintain group dynamics


Problem solving, contingency management and time management skills and strategies are used to address issues as they arise


Information to assist with out of session implementation of action learning is distributed and discussed


Continuously evaluate action learning


The effectiveness of communication within the group is discussed and evaluated


Learners are supported to self assess and reflect on personal and group learning


A range of evaluation methods is used to periodically evaluate and document progress against the objectives/intended outcomes of the facilitation guide


Ongoing evaluations and reflections are synthesised and used to continuously modify or adapt action learning process and individual/group activities, as required


Identify ongoing group purpose and sustainability


Learners are supported and encouraged to determine agreed directions and future of the group


Guidance is provided to address group deliberations


The agreed directions and outcomes are defined


Facilitate group evaluation


The group's overall evaluation of the action learning process is facilitated against the action plan in line with the agreed evaluation process


The group evaluation is documented and agreed by the group


The group is supported to promote and disseminate outcomes and any outputs/products, as appropriate


All documentation in relation to the action learning project is filed according to organisational requirements


Reflect on personal facilitation skills


Feedback from the action learning group and other stakeholders is gathered and analysed


Self assessment and reflection is carried out to evaluate own performance


Feedback on personal facilitation skills is sought from colleagues or other relevant persons


Feedback is synthesised to determine improvements for future action learning facilitation

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAADEL502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management