Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL)
SOIO employs the Australian Defence Force's Systems Approach to Defence Learning (SADL) to support training.
The principles that support SADL are:
- Learning and Development (L&D) activities contribute towards Defence capability by preparing the work force for the roles, duties and tasks assigned and anticipated.
- Defence L&D activities use common terminology, processes, and methods, wherever appropriate.
- Defence uses a SADL that ensures solutions:
- are directly related to improving the skills, knowledge required for Defence capability,
- offer value for money,
- adhere to relevant legislation, policy and guidelines,
- use learner-centred approaches for design and delivery, and
- are underpinned by continuous improvement.
SADL can be represented as a five-phase cyclical process model and the phases are:
- Analyse—job performance and capability requirements are analysed and outlined in a Training Requirements Specification (TRS) document.
- Design—the TRS document is used to create course learning outcomes, an assessment strategy and resource requirements, which together form a draft Learning Management Package (LMP).
- Develop—the learning materials, equipment and resources identified in the LMP are prepared and trialled, and the LMP is finalised.
- Implement—training is delivered in a Defence workplace or training establishment. A learning review conducted at the course conclusion confirms if the course meets requirements or if there are issues to be resolved.
- Evaluate—training is reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose, addresses performance requirements and supports Defence in achieving its mission.