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Developing smart objectives

  1. 1. Developing SMART Objectives Delivery and Facilitation<br />-2286000Specific objectives or a specific purpose statement must be developed, so everyone involved in the change is aware of the scope of the workplace learning.<br />Once these objectives or purpose statements have been documented, appropriate personnel who represent all affected areas need to be consulted. An agreed person or persons should then be identified to provide input and agreement for the plans.<br />Appropriate personnel may include:<br />managers<br />training staff<br />RTO contact staff.<br />To build a good purpose statement or objectives, use the SMART approach. This acronym will help you to remember that every good objective needs to be:<br />Specific<br />Measurable<br />Achievable<br />Realistic<br />Time-referenced.<br />A SMART objective, written as a purpose statement, may look like this:<br />By the end of March, train Mary in the use of more advanced database skills, including the generation and printing of reports and inputting new information. <br />This purpose statement makes it clear what Mary needs to achieve by the end of March. It is measurable, as the assessment is planned for early April and will look at the specific areas of using a database mentioned. It is realistic, as Mary already has basic skills in database use, and time-referenced.<br />

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