Design and develop learning resources

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 TAADES502B, 'Design and develop learning resources'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Research and interpret the learning resource requirements


The brief, focus and type of learning resource is clarified with the client


The likely target audience/s, their learning needs and the learning environment for the resource are researched


The characteristics of the learners/end users of the learning resource are identified


Existing information which may be relevant is gathered, collated and analysed


Ethical and legal considerations are identified and acted upon


A development work plan is written and documented


Design the learning resource and plan the content


A range of design options is generated using a variety of principles and techniques


Time is taken to reflect on the designs, identifying the implications of each


The diversity of learners/end users and their learning styles are researched and embedded into the design specifications


An outline or prototype for the learning resource is developed and confirmed with the client


The content specifications of the learning product are analysed and the proposed content is mapped out


The breadth and depth of the proposed content is determined, in accordance with the design prototype, content specifications and financial constraints


Relevant personnel are identified to support the development phase, if needed


Develop the learning resource content


Content and content specification is developed in accordance with the agreed design


Modifications are made to the design and/or content, where necessary, to address changes in project parameters


Mechanisms for reviewing work in progress are established


Text is clear, concise, grammatically correct and appropriate for the intended audience/s


Visuals are relevant, instructive and appropriate for the intended audience/s


The resource is formatted using an appropriate style guide


Review learning resource prior to implementation


Content of the resource is checked to ensure the accuracy and relevance of information against content specifications


Text, format and visual design are checked for clarity and focus


An external review is conducted using appropriate methods, and feedback is incorporated where relevant


Final draft is reviewed against the brief and other relevant criteria to ensure it meets all requirements prior to delivery to the client


Evaluate the design and development process


The design and development process is reviewed against appropriate evaluation criteria


Time is taken to reflect and identify areas for improvement


Identified improvements are documented for future projects

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAADES502B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
  • CUS50109 - Diploma of Music
  • TAE70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice
  • AVI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction)