When it comes to course creation, it is vastly different from authoring a book or writing an article—as such, learning the skills to write and develop courses that communicate a learning pathway proficiently is vital.
The Certificate of Course Writing & Development is an online professional development program that will introduce you to the fundamentals of course creation.
In this course creation program, you will learn how to write curriculum materials to meet learning outcomes, understand study levels and accreditation and recognition systems, and identify and obtain qualified sources to support course materials.
You will also learn about formulative, cumulative and summative assessments, how to be guided by assessment policies, procedures and marking guidelines for assignments, and educational applications for digital technologies.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to write and develop resources for course creation and to facilitate an educational program.
Determining Appropriate Level of Study; Quantitative and Qualitative Factors
Levels of Training; eg. varying certificate levels between UK and Australia
Lessons and lesson plans
Determining level required
Identifying student needs
Allowing for different modes of study
Structuring a lesson
Timing a lesson
Evaluating and improving a lesson
Levels and kinds of Language
Language of learning, and Professional language
Determining level of Training
Skills and Training Objectives; Competence
Unit 4 – Curriculum Documentation
Scope and Nature
Structure and Layout
Unit 5 – Course Materials
PBL Project; Develop a new course with minimum use of limited resources: financial and other.
Unit 6 – Course Material Creation
Reflection and Review
Innovation and Flexibility
Types of Support Materials; documentation, visual elements and illustration, technical aids
Factors to Consider when Writing Support Materials
Writing for Distance Education; Problems and Solutions
Writing a Question
Dealing with Practical Aspects of Education
Clarity and Consciousness
Understanding Causes of Confusion
Ways to Write Concisely
Differentiating between Guidelines, Instructions and Procedures
Correspondence Course Structure
Writing PBL Documentation
Visual Materials; Illustration, Charts
Audio Materials, Recorded Presentations
Digital Technology; Educational Applications for Digital Technologies
Unit 7 – Reviewing and Updating Courses
Change and Inertia in Education
Policies and Procedures to Support Change
How to Review a Course
Procedure for Changing an Established Course
Procedure for Maintaining Currency
Unit 8 – Recognition and Accreditation
Who can Provide Education
Universal Recognition; Is it Possible
Scope of Endorsement Systems
Recognition and Qualifications
What is Accreditation
The Value of Accreditation
Recognition and Accreditation Systems
Who accredits or recognises what
Secondary, Vocational, University Education
Industry Training Boards
Other Forms of Recognition
Unit 9 – Application and Implementation
Delivering Classroom Based Courses
Delivering Practical Courses Outside a Classroom
Delivering Distance Education Courses
Customising Distance Education
Assessment and Evaluation
Purpose of Assessment
Formulative, Cumulative and Summative Assessment
Assessment Policies and Procedures
Marking Guidelines for Assignments
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.