Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: TCHE5751C
Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4277 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Course Contact: Paschal Somers
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Building 53 - level 1
18 Cardigan St Carlton 3053
Ph: 9925 54933
Nominal Hours: 20
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and organise the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system. It also includes the development of simple assessment instruments. This unit typically applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment planning responsibilities; and trainers or other assessors responsible for planning assessment, including RPL. The unit is suitable for those with an existing assessment strategy which documents the overall framework for assessment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
1. Determine assessment approach
1.1 Identify candidate and confirm purposes and context of assessment/RPL with relevant people according to legal, organisational and ethical requirements
2. Prepare the assessment plan
2.1 Determine evidence and types of evidence needed to demonstrate competence, according to the rules of evidence
3. Develop assessment instruments
3.1 Develop simple assessment instruments to meet target group needs
The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:
• plan and organise the assessment process on a minimum of two occasions
collect evidence that demonstrates:
• documented assessment plans
• having covered a range of assessment events
• catering for a number of candidates
• different competency standards or accredited curricula
• an RPL assessment
• contextualisation of competency standards and the selected assessment tools, where required
• incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies
• development of simple assessment instruments for use in the process
• organisational arrangements.
Details of Learning Activities
All training undertaken in the course will be focused on Competency based training. Competency based training develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to undertake a job to the standard expected in the workplace. For each course in this program you will receive a result of ’competent’ or ’not yet competent’.
You will participate in class learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, role plays, group discussions and working in pairs. Other activities will include: reading and discussing the text, online research, and reading articles provided by your trainer.
At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for students to experience either real or simulated workplaces. WIL activities in this program include:
• Simulations of training and assessment work environments
• Projects completed in your own workplace.
Many students who undertake this program are already employed in training and assessment. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and many students use their own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.
A detailed teaching schedule for each TAE program will be handed out on the first day of class.
For the TAE Intensive program, 10 days of training in the months of February and May 2012, have been scheduled as follows:
Week 1 – 2 days Thursday and Friday
Week 2 – 3 days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Week 3 – 2 days Thursday and Friday and
Week 4 – 3 days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The ‘1 Day a Week’ program is conducted on 10 consecutive Tuesday’s – program 1 commences Feb 7th 2012 and program 2 commences April 17th 2012.
The TAE Semester Long program runs for 17 weeks (three (3) hour evening sessions with one (1) Saturday) commencing in February 2012.
Blackwater Projects Learner manuals available on the RMIT Blackboard site.
Electronic resources are located on Blackboard. Handouts pertaining to in class activities will be handed out during class.
Overview of Assessment
The unit ’TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes’ 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’.
For your Assessment Projects for the Cert IV TAA ’Assessment’ module – refer to your Learner Guide for details on the tasks and Blackboard for electronic copies and templates.
See the ’Assessment’ module assessment workbook for details.
“In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”
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