Learning Strategy Guide

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Who is this AUR Learning Strategies Guide for?

This purpose of this guide is to introduce and describe diversity of learners and learning strategies for the delivery of automotive training. It provides information about delivery of training, the importance of industry context and the requirement to meet industry needs. It also includes sample training programs and information about learning styles, addressing learner needs and the delivery of Foundation Skills. For more information about this Learning Strategy Guide, select the 'Read More' buttons below for the online version or the 'Print Version' button below.

Learning Principles

There are many different theories about adult learning – underlying them all is the notion that adults learn in different ways. This section provides information about two well-known theories for you to consider when designing training programs, but remember that these are only two. If adult learning theory is an area of interest, we recommend that you refer to the contacts and links section.

Designing Training

There are a number of stages involved in designing training. Each is identified in the diagram below. This appears to be a sequential process, but the reality is that the stages often overlap or need to be revisited as requirements change and issues arise. Each stage is explained in more detail in this section.

Delivering Training

All training delivery and assessment must be conducted by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that has the Automotive Training Package qualifications or specific units of competency on its scope of registration, or that works in partnership with another RTO.

Meeting Learner Needs

Under the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations and the AQTF, RTOs need to have a strategy that details how it will establish the needs of learners. Often potential learners’ needs are established through interviews, the completion of a form or sometimes through both methods.

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills comprise Core Skills that are incorporated within the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and Employability Skills. It includes language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills, and skills used in the workplace which are summarised in the automotive units of competency as communication, planning and organising, problem solving, teamwork and digital literacy. Foundation Skills may range from very basic skills to specialised and highly developed skills.