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"Youth Work Toolbox
(ANTA Flexible Learning Toolboxes, Series 3)"


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  Team: Holmesglen Training & Development, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE


  Focus: Project/Case Study
  Discipline: Arts & Humanities
  Target: Vocational Education & Training
  ICT used: Web
  Scope: Entire subject

Designer's Summary


Learners experience a task-based approach to their learning as they undertake authentic activities directly related to the competency standards addressed by the web-based resource referred to as the "toolbox".

While working through each activity, learners may choose to access a range of content resources to assist in completing the task. A variety of support mechanisms are also incorporated, including a learner's guide, links to external web resources, chat and discussion topics and face-to-face tutors.

This learning design facilitates flexible learning opportunities for the learners. That is, there is flexibility in the selection of tasks, the completion of tasks, the timeframe of learner participation and the mode of access to the learning materials.

Learning may occur in a variety of contexts, such as wholly online, in a face-to-face setting or via a blended approach.

A trainer would set assessment tasks, provide feedback and facilitate collaborative activities (group tasks, discussions, chats, etc).

NB: The 'Flexible Learning Toolboxes' are a federal initiative developed under the Australian Flexible Learning Framework 2000 - 2004.

Rationale for Inclusion


This exemplar has been selected for inclusion for the following reason:

  • It illustrates a constructivist learning design tailored for competency-based outcomes. The strength of the design is that it is based on a "learning by doing" philosophy. Learners undertake authentic tasks to achieve certain competencies. Learners are given control over the selection of tasks and are supported with an online "toolbox" which contains descriptions of the tasks relating to certain competencies and all required resources to complete tasks and learning guides.

Please Cite As:

  Holmesglen Training & Development. (2002). Description of Youth Work Toolbox (ANTA Flexible Learning Toolboxes, Series 3). Retrieved , from Learning Designs Web site:
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