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Step 2: Determine the size of the learning resource(s)

Grain size, as defined in Part A, refers to the size of the learning design in relation to the portion of the selected training package. For example, a Toolbox may cover a whole qualification but it will then be broken up into smaller learning resources at a unit or element level. A smaller learning design developed for a collaborative interaction may only cover one element of a unit of competency.

Your task in this step is to determine what your design will cover. This will be influenced largely by the scoping you completed in Step 1.

Complete the areas below you wish to include in your final learning design.
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Description of learning design

Briefly describe what the learning resource will cover here.

Parts of unit covered

For each element of competency, describe the matching performance criteria, knowledge/skills and range.

Element Performance criteria Required skills/knowledge Range


Let your project scope from Step 1, as well as your project aims, guide your decision making, but don't forget the needs and learning preferences of the audience.

  • Will it cover a whole unit or just a portion?
  • Will it represent a task that will need to be mapped across more than one competency?
  • Will it be a stand-alone learning resource or will it be one of many related learning resources?

Read the Unit of Competency carefully and make sure you consider relevant parts of the range statement and other vital information contained in the unit - not just the elements and performance criteria.

Consult with the content expert at this stage.