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Outcomes Focused Program Evaluation

$ 1,980.00


15 October


Mixed (online and in-person)


3 days


3 days, 15hrs total

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Lead Presenter

Duncan Rintoul

Duncan Rintoul
Director, Rooftop Social

Duncan is an Associate of IPPG and Director of Rooftop Social: a research and evaluation firm specialising in facilitation and capacity building. He has over 20 years’ consulting experience across a broad range of policy areas, including education, justice, human services, health and urban affairs.

Duncan works with a diverse mix of government agencies and NGOs and teaches executive education programs for both the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) and Australian Market and Social Research Society. Between 2015-19, he initiated and lead evaluation capacity-building projects in the NSW Department of Education.

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Program evaluation is a valuable tool for strengthening the quality of programs and improving outcomes. Evaluation provides an opportunity for critical, strategic thinking through collecting and analysing information about a program's activities, characteristics and outcomes. It allows you to assess the effectiveness of your program and improve future services.

About this course

This evaluation course is designed to provide you with the applied knowledge and skills to develop evaluation frameworks for a variety of purposes within your workplace. This course is highly participatory and interactive allowing you to apply learning throughout. Using Program Logic and other tools, you will apply evaluative practice and thinking and learn how to analyse the assumptions and values underpinning the expectation of program outcomes.

You will also determine appropriate evaluative approaches for the purpose of tracking progress, making judgments and decisions, building understanding, improving effectiveness and using evidence in program design and reporting. In this evaluation course, you will also draw on your own work case studies connected to organisational strategic goals to build your own learning and capacity.

Key benefits of this course

By the completion of this evaluations course you should understand the context and benefits of evaluation and be able to develop evaluation frameworks for a variety of purposes within your work.


Digital badge and certificate

A digital badge and certificate will be awarded following the successful completion of any necessary tasks or assessments to demonstrate acquired learning of the short course or for meeting attendance and/or participation requirements.

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Course outline

The following content will be covered during the course:

  • Introduction to evaluation and evaluative thinking
  • Skills of evaluation
  • Building an evaluation culture
  • Strategic alignment
  • Evaluation design
  • The practice of evaluation
  • Applying evaluation tools to case studies

Delivery style

This evaluation course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Contact us

If you have a specific question on course content or requirements, please email

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for managers and technical officers charged with implementing and evaluating programs.

This course is available to a closed cohort. If you are interested in an Evaluation course please email our team at

Book a session

Tue 15 Oct 2024-
Thu 24 Oct 2024
Expert: Duncan Rintoul
  • UTS City Campus & Online via Zoom. Click on the underlined sessions and hours total link below to reveal specific session details.
  • Mixed (online and in-person)
  • 3 sessions, 15 hours total

Enrolments close 9am, Tuesday 15 October 2024 AEDT or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first.

Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.