Training and Assessment (TAA) Certificate IV, is a training industry course delivered to TAFE NSW students and Open Training and Education (OTEN) students via distance. This course is designed to develop the skills of workplace trainers, replacing the previous course Assessment and Workplace Training. The task was to develop a resource that could be delivered as part of the TAFE Connect (online) initiative, incorporating content available in the TAA Flexible Toolbox (originally developed by West One). The brief was to develop additional resources including face-to-face and distance-based student and teacher guides, additional video resources and an additional Distance Education unit.
As Instructional Designer and Producer of the video resources, I consulted with teachers and trainers to analyse the learning requirements, training package (curriculum) and existing content gaps and opportunities for the inclusion of video. We identified a range of interview subject across a range of TAFE industry areas, developed questions and worked with a video crew to capture interviews and additional footage and edit into final clips. For the Distance Education Unit I managed an Instructional Designer and Writer and together developed content, activities and assessment items, and then worked closely with Screen Designers and html/flash Programmers to develop the interface and final resource.
The final resource was distributed to all NSW TAFE institutes, to be uploaded into local Learning Management Systems (eg Blackboard) and ultimately made available to TAFE Students.