Course Title: Contribute to assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5753C

Course Title: Contribute to assessment

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Mossuto
Coordinator - Cert IV TAA
Building 53
18 Cardigan Street
Carlton 5053

Ph: 9925 4929

Maria Dimitrakopoulos
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Building 53 - level 1
18 Cardigan St Carlton 3053

Ph: 9925 4933

Nominal Hours: 10

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the assessment process. This unit typically applies to a person with technical or vocational expertise who is in a supervisory or mentoring/coaching work role and for whom collecting evidence for assessment is an adjunct to principal work responsibilities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment


1. Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss and confirm purpose of assessment with relevant people
1.2 Discuss and confirm benchmarks for assessment with qualified assessor
1.3 Access, read and clarify assessment plan with qualified assessor
1.4 Discuss and agree with qualified assessor the specific responsibilities in gathering evidence and types of evidence to be gathered


2. Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Access and confirm relevant assessment system policies and procedures; organisational, legal and ethical requirements; and other relevant advice on assessment
2.2 Clarify nominated assessment tools and methods for collecting evidence with qualified assessor, to ensure that procedures to be followed and instruments to be used are clear
2.3 Discuss and confirm with relevant people assessment context, including candidate’s characteristics and any need for reasonable adjustments
2.4 Confirm and arrange resource requirements in consultation with relevant people


3. Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explain assessment process to candidate, including the different responsibilities of the parties involved, and refer any candidate issues or concerns to qualified assessor prior to undertaking assessment activities
3.2 Use assessment instruments to gather quality evidence within available time and resources, according to organisational, legal and ethical requirements


4. Record and report findings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Organise and provide evidence to the qualified assessor in a format suitable for analysis according to assessment system policies and procedures
4.2 Actively seek feedback from the qualified assessor on whether evidence-gathering activities meet the principles of assessment and whether evidence collected meets the rules of evidence
4.3 Document areas for improvement in collecting evidence, for future assessment activities

Learning Outcomes

 The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:

• carry out a minimum of three evidence-gathering activities, with different candidates for each activity
• present documentation of the evidence in a clear and concise manner
• present documented feedback from others involved in the assessment.

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.

Teaching Schedule

A detailed teaching schedule for each TAE program will be handed out on the first day of class.

There is 1 x ’10 Tuesday’ program commencing August 6 and conluding October 15 2013 and there is also a ’10 x Friday’ program commencing September 27 and concluding November 29 2013.

The ’Module by Month’ program runs from July 17, 18 and 19 (program 1) and September 18, 19 and 29 (program 2) (Design module), August 7, 8, 14 and 15 (program 1) and October 9, 10, 16 and 17 (program 2) (Delivery module)
and September 11, 12 and 13 (program 1) and November 12, 13 and 14 (program 2) (Assessment module)

The TAE Semester Long program runs for 17 weeks (three (3) hour evening sessions with one (1) Saturday) commencing in July.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for the TAE40110 qualification, customised Learner manuals are used.


Blackwater Projects Learner manuals available on the RMIT Blackboard site.

Other Resources

Electronic resources are located on Blackboard. Handouts pertaining to in class activities will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment

The unit ’TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment’ 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’.  

Assessment Tasks

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.

Assessment Matrix

See the ’Assessment’ module assessment workbook for details.

Other Information

“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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