Training & Facilitation Skills in Group-Based Learning

Training & Facilitation Skills in Group-Based Learning

taught by Sarah Cordiner

Course description

This competency involves developing a delivery plan that is used by the trainer or facilitator to guide and manage delivery to a group. 

It encompasses interpreting the learning environment and delivery requirements for the identified group of learners, developing session plans, and preparing and organising the resources required.

The delivery plan is based on a documented learning program and provides a context specific plan for implementation.

The competency of designing and developing learning programs is separately addressed in our other course ‘Design and develop learning programs’ or in our full ‘Train the Trainer’ and ‘TAE40110/16 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment’ courses.

In some situations the learning program and delivery plan may be developed concurrently while in other circumstances the delivery plan is developed separately. Where the application is concurrent co-learning and/or co-assessment of these two units is recommended.

The planning and organising of group delivery is essential to the effective conduct of group delivery/facilitation which is also addressed as a unit of competency in ‘TAADEL402B Facilitate group-based learning’, which we also offer as part of the TAE40110/16 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment’. 


While these two units are discrete, co-learning and assessment are strongly recommended. Both units are written from the perspective of a face-to-face delivery mode in a learning context such as a training room, classroom, meeting room, community setting or any location a group can access which is safe, relevant and conducive to learning.

The competency specified in this course is typically required by trainers/facilitators, vocational education and training teachers and training consultants.


In this course, we will cover:


  • Planning Training Delivery: Determine Delivery Requirements
  • Preparing for Training Delivery
  • Preparing for Safe Training Delivery
  • Confirm Personal & Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities
  • Refine & Contextualise Delivery & Learning Strategies
  • Prepare & Contextualise Resources for Delivery
  • Prepare Learning Facility for Training Delivery
  • Deliver and Facilitate Training Sessions - Rapport & Group Dynamics

Course Curriculum

Introduction To Group-Based Training
01:00
Welcome to the Module
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Planning Training Delivery: Determine Delivery Requirements
08:46
Access and Review Training Plans
Determine Requirements
Questions for the Facilitator
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Preparing for Training Delivery
17:38
Refine/Contextualise Lesson Plans & Objectives
Refine Plan for Learner Support
Determine Learner Needs: Learner Differences
Reminder: Principles of Adult Learning
Reminder: Learning Modes & Styles
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Preparing for Safe Training Delivery
11:20
Safety First: Induct Your Learners
Hazards vs Risks
Hazard & Risk Control Overview
Identifying Hazards
Assessing Risk Severity
Risk Control Hierarchy
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Confirm Personal & Stakeholder Roles & Responsibilities
05:57
Find Out Who is Responsible
Your Personal Role
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Refine & Contextualise Delivery & Learning Strategies
16:09
The Session Journey Overview
Plan for Variety
Sequencing & Chunking Delivery
DEDICT Method of Skills Training
Deep vs Surface Learning
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Prepare & Contextualise Resources for Delivery
01:10
Prepare Your Training Resources
Materials Prep Checklist - download
Tech/Equipment Checklist - download
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Prepare Learning Facility for Training Delivery
Facility Prep Checklist - download
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Deliver and Facilitate Training Sessions - Rapport & Group Dynamics
26:36
Group Dynamics: You’re in Charge
Build Rapport: The Relationship Management Model
Build Rapport: The Formation of Trust
Build Rapport: What Do They See?
Rapport & The Influence of Perception
Group Dynamics: The Group Behaviour Model
Group Dynamics: Understand Group Needs
Group Dynamics: Emotional Intelligence
Resolving Conflict
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CONTACT SARAH
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