For more information about the Practical Placement Logbooks contact:

  • Patricia Robinson, Senior Account Manager 0417 238 088
  • Matthew Bowes, Account Manager 0417 238 551


Practical placement forms part of the total learning and assessment experience. It provides the learner with the opportunity to:

  • experience the workplace to gain an understanding of performance expectations in the workforce
  • develop skills and apply knowledge within the workplace, promoting stronger embedding of learning
  • gain exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning environment or simulation.


Aspire has developed a logbook to complement selected units of competency from the CHC Community Services Training Package (and relevant imported units from the HLT Health Training Package) for which it has developed learning resources. Logbooks are also available for selected ECEC units of competency. The User guide is relevant for, and must be provided to:

  • relevant RTO trainers and assessors
  • the learner
  • the workplace supervisor who will be responsible for the learner while on work placement.


Each practical placement logbook includes:

  • a time sheet for the learner to record their work placement hours and for their workplace supervisor to sign these off; this ensures that the learner completes the required work placement hours for the relevant qualification they are undertaking
  • a log showing the unit of competency requirements relevant for work placement, how these can be demonstrated in practical terms, and space for the learner to record the tasks they have undertaken
  • an observation assessment to be used by the workplace supervisor (and signed off by the assessor) that addresses the performance criteria, performance evidence, knowledge evidence and foundation skills that are best assessed in a practical setting.


A User guide explaining how to use the Practical Placement Logbooks is also available and is relevant for:

  • relevant RTO trainers and assessors
  • the learner
  • the workplace supervisor who will be responsible for the learner while on work placement.