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Evaluation is a valuable tool in improving the quality of program delivery and outcomes. This course will introduce you to the basics needed to undertake or manage evaluations.

About this course

In this course you will apply evaluative practice and thinking and learn how to analyse the assumptions and values underpinning program outcomes. This course will consist of 5 online modules that will be facilitated by our presenters through an interactive live video link, with each module of 60 minutes duration (5 hours in total).


Full price: $485 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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.

Additional course details

Course outline

This course will enable you to gain the applied knowledge and skills needed to evaluate programs and projects. Led by an academic practitioner with extensive experience in designing and conducting evaluations, the live online sessions will allow for real-time interaction between the presenter and participants, encouraging deep discussion and analysis of the course content.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • The big picture and how to put it together
  • Clarifying your program outcomes
  • From outcomes to indicators
  • Developing a logic model
  • Developing key evaluation question.

Delivery Style

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. Course materials, presentation notes and readings will be made available to participants prior to the first session.

In-house training solutions

This course can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. We also offer in-depth courses that cover specific aspects of evaluation and evidence-based decision-making. 

Course learning objectives

At the completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand broad approaches and frameworks for evaluation
  • Understand the major elements that go into an evaluation plan
  • Articulate clear program outcomes and select indicators to measure them
  • Understand different approaches to presenting program logics
  • Specify key evaluation questions and break them down into sub-questions.



To complete this online course, you will need:

  • Access to a computer or device with a reliable internet connection
  • Operating system and web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom
  • Speakers or headphones for audio
  • Microphone and video camera functionality (optional but recommended).

Contact us

Please contact if you have any questions about the course content, delivery or requirements.

If your query is in relation to enrolment or payment, please email

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for professionals seeking a general understanding of evaluation. It is suitable for people who will be conducting, managing or commissioning evaluations.

Excellent course, accomplished and knowledgeable presenters. The course has immediate and real world utility for me in my work. Thank you to the presenters. Will recommend it. 

Benjamin G.

This was a great course. It was fascinating to learn the different perspective brought by the presenters! 

Julie S.

This was an exceptionally presented course. The presenters are clearly experts in this field and were fabulous communicators. I will definitely be enrolling in more of their courses. Thank you so much! 

Simone R.

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.