Course Title: Assess competence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4277 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Title: Assess competence

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 15

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017


Brunswick Campus


360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Paschal Somers

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess the competence of a candidate. This unit typically applies to assessors.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS402B Assess competence


1. Prepare for assessment

2. Gather quality evidence

3. Support the candidate

4. Make the assessment decision

5. Record and report the assessment decision

6. Review the assessment process

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:
• assess competence of a number of candidates within the vocational education and training context against different units of competency or accredited curricula, following the relevant assessment plan
• assess a candidate for RPL
• consider reasonable adjustment and the reasons for decisions in at least one assessment
cover an entire unit of competency and show:
• the application of different assessment methods and instruments involving a range of assessment activities and events
• two-way communication and feedback
• how judgement was exercised in making the assessment decision
• how and when assessment outcomes were recorded and reported
• assessment records and reports completed in accordance with assessment system and organisational, legal and ethical requirements
• how the assessment process was reviewed.

Overview of Assessment

The unit ’TAEASS402B Assess competence’ is holistically assessed with other units within the TAE40110 qualification.  A detailed list of units can be found in the ’In Class assessment task Project 1, Workplace Project 2 and Workplace Project 4’.