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How to create a compliant and effective self-study guide

A self-study guide is a tool that can be used to help a learner extend their learning. It can be effective when learners begin to prepare for a summative assessment.

The self-study guide can also be used by learners as a document for reflection of learning, identification of strengths and weaknesses, and to build on strengths to meet training package requirements.

A self-study guide gives learners greater autonomy in their learning process by moving away from the instructor-guided model. It also gives the learner the opportunity to explore things in their own time.

The benefits of a self-study guide are:

  • Supports the learning process
  • Allows learners to learn things in their own time
  • Develops research skills
  • Encourages self-motivated learning
  • Compliments the volume of learning hours

Please note: A self-study guide is not a learner guide. The self-study guide contains references and links that allow learners to study additional information related to the unit of competency or course and as additional support to the learner guide.


Do you wish to receive a free copy of our self-study guide template in the email? Send us a request at info@caqa.com.au.

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