Before developing your learning plan you will need to have a clear idea of what your learning needs are. A learning need is the gap between what you know and can do to what you want to know and do. Once you have clarified your learning needs you can develop a plan to help you achieve your learning goals. Your plan should have details about what will be learned, how it will be learned, by when, what criteria will be used to evaluate the learning and how the learning will be validated. It is recommended that learners develop their plan with a mentor or facilitator.
- Goals - What do I want to learn?
- Strategies - How am I going to learn?
- Resources - What resources will I use?
- Evidence guide - What will I show to confirm I have learned it (e.g. case notes, references, supervisor feedback)?
- Review date
- Review comments
Once you have identified your needs you can match them up with the units of competence and the resources available.