Diploma Blog Activity

by Darren on June 18, 2009

Good evening fellow Trainers and Assessors – I hope you are enjoying the Academic challenge as much as I am……I am trying to figure out how to get you all to see this activity so i’ll try this way.

I have been looking forward to my turn to conduct the “Blog”; it would be great if as many people as possible would participate as this is part of our assessment activities as a component of the TAA50104 Diploma.

So below is a link to my blog home page you can see it from there.
Or, please go to my home page to see my latest blog (Click on: TAATAS501B Undertake Organisational training needs analysis) as the file was too big to load to ‘EBlogger’, I have added it to ning.


Hope you can find it, give me your feedback too.

Stewart D. Robinson ;O)

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

1 StuBee June 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Hi Stewart,

Have just viewed your work and have printed a copy (yes, I still use paper) for a more detailed review. It is a great effort, well done!

An interesting article about Training Needs Analysis (TNA) appeared in the April 2009 Vol 36 No 2 edition of Training & Development, the journal of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD). An extract follows:

Making sure the solutions are the right ones:
Training needs analysis

""The foundation, the starting point, for everything (related to training, learning and performance) is effective needs assessment and analysis. – Geary Rummler.

Front end analysis
The distinction between performance analysis and training needs analysis is acknowledged by the instructional design approach that uses the term "front end analysis" instead. Front end analysis looks at issues like:
– the learning context and the business context
– assessment of learning needs, linked to performance and behaviour
– analysis of learners … who they are, their characteristics
– instructional aims and goals.

Needs analysis and Certificate IV
It's also interesting that there is little emphasis on training needs analysis in the Training and Assessment Certificate IV qualification. The "Learning design" field of competence deals with "design and development" activities and seems to assume that TNA has been already done (by someone else?).""

Stewart, I'll have a good read of your work and get back to you. You have already made a great contribution to what is already an ongoing debate.

Stuart Barrett.


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