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Clarify the target group – TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and

What would you need to consider if you were developing a profile of training participants in your TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment practice environment?
Develop a profile of the likely target group

When clarifying the purpose of the training and assessment service, you identified the target group. Now you need to develop a profile of this group. (Profiling is covered in more detail in TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment).

If your learners are in the workplace, you could visit the workplace to develop a profile of the learning needs of the likely participants. You could talk to supervisors or managers, view documentation completed by employees, or interview the training participants. If your learners are not in the workplace, you could find out information about their needs from workplace training and assessment organisation documentation such as enrolment forms or recognition applications, or through interviews. Other subject or technical experts in your department or organisation may have experiences to share with you about the typical target group your organisation caters for. Some considerations are:

* the occupational groups covered
* existing qualifications and skills of learners
* the gender ratio, education and training backgrounds, age, language and cultural backgrounds of learners
* accounts of previous education and training experience
* learners’ perception of their learning needs and attitudes to training and assessment.

Note: At the strategy planning level, your knowledge of the target group may be based on assumptions or generalisations, as the actual learners are yet to be defined. It is while developing the learning program that the real target group can be better defined.


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