Self-development and Professional Planning Parramatta College

Self-development and Professional Planning

About the course

Knowing own target and destination in life makes everyone’s life easier to develop a plan to achieve the targeted outcome. Therefore, self-development and professional planning are very important for a successful person whether it could be at work or in personal life. The plan provides a framework to identify own strengths and weaknesses which guides to develop a self-development plan to optimize and capitalize on own skills and capabilities. Moreover, the plan also identifies the learning opportunities for growth, and it keeps a track record of completion of set goals, objectives and assist to assess progress toward the anticipated outcomes. Therefore, this skillset has been designed for the people who require to work on their self-development and professional planning activities which will help them to identify the necessary skills and knowledge require to be successful in their own work or in personal life.

What I will learn

This course will provide the skills required to:

Develop a skill development plan and use basic strategies for work or self-development related learning. Identify and apply communication skills and collaborate effectively using social media tools with various statehooders.


Whilst there are no prerequisites for this course, it is expected that you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills to be able to interact with peers, trainers and completing assessments using a computer in the classroom.

Course Content

The skill set consists of Five (5) units of competency:

• FSKLRG04 Use basic strategies for work-related learning. • BSBLED101 Plan skills development. • BSBCMM101 Apply basic communication skills. • BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents. • ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement.

Delivery Strategies

Face to face classroom study led by a qualified and industry experienced trainer and the self-paced journey for a thorough understanding of the competency requirements and to prepare for the assessments. 5 to 10 hours per week of study is expected. Learning strategies include role plays, demonstrations, lectures, classroom activities etc. All participants will be supported by our qualified and skilled team throughout their learning journey.

Assessment strategies

Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner to ensure the candidate can perform in accordance with the standard detailed in the relevant Training Package. Assessment strategies include multiple choice/knowledge questions, group activities, Role Play/presentations, Observations etc.

Resource Requirements

Learner resources will be provided at no further cost than the course fee. This course requires the use of computer and internet either in the classroom or at the students’ home or workplace to research the relevant legislations, industry standards and to develop relevant workplace documents.

What if I find that the course is not suitable for me?

Once you have commenced your study, you cannot cancel your enrolment. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the course information, especially who will benefit from this course, the units of competency covered and delivery and assessment strategies. Our enrolment and refund policies are available in our Student Handbook. You can access the Student Handbook by visiting our website or you can contact us on 02 96872072 or email to for a copy of the Student Handbook.

**How much work is involved in completing the course? **

Please note assessments for this course involve considerable amount of work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission with significant gaps prevailing in your submissions, you may be asked to re-enrol into the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have skills and experience relevant to the competencies of this course, please let the trainer know for a recognition. Please note that applying for RPL may not automatically result in the issuing of the skill set. In case of any gaps found, you will be advised of those gaps and asked to provide further evidence against your RPL claim. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent (NYC), you may be offered a tutorial for those gaps, which will incur further cost.

Competency Outcome

On successful completion of all required assessments, a Statement of Attainment will be issued listing all the Units of Competencies mentioned above.


The units of competency will provide credit towards the relevant training packages.

More information

Should you require further information, please feel free to contact our office on 02 96872072 or email to

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement (ICTWEB201)
  • Use basic strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG04)
  • Produce digital text documents (BSBITU211)
  • Apply basic communication skills (BSBCMM101)
  • Plan skills development (BSBLED101)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.