Course Title: Contribute to assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

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 learning acitivities you will undertake within the Cert IV in Training and Assessment program are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform training and assesmsent to the standard expected in the workplace. For each course in this program you will receive a result of ’competent’ or ’not yet competent’ as your final mark, no graded assessment is used.

You will participate in class learning activities such as: analysis of case studies and scenarios, role plays, developing assessment tools and instruments, group discussions and working in pairs. Other activities will include: reading and discussing the perscribed text, online research, and the reading articles provided by your trainer.

At RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) refers to opportunities for you to experience either real or simulated workplaces within your program. WIL activities in this program include:

• Simulations of training and assessment work environments
• Work based projects completed within your own workplace.

Many students who undertake this program are already employed in a training and assessment role. Some assessment activities are conducted in a workplace and you are encouraged to use your own workplaces for this. If you do not have a workplace please consult your trainer about alternative arrangements.

Teaching Schedule

TAEASS301B Delivery Matrix - This course is delivered and assessed with and TAEASS401B and TAEASS402B

Intensive prog session no Semester long prog session no Content/Topic Element
9 16 and 17 • Planning assessment activities and processes: steps to take
• Project 1.1: Prepare an assessment plan
• Project 1.2: Develop simple assessment instruments
• Project 1.3: Organise assessment
Elements 1,2 & 3

Elements 1 & 2

10 17 and 18 • Clarifying my role in the assessment
• Supporting the candidate throughout assessment
• Project 1.4: Assess Competence
• Recording and reporting assessment
• Reviewing assessment.
• What is assessment validation and how do we validate?
• Validate an assessment tool
Elements 1,2,3,4,5 & 6

Elements 3 & 4
Elements 1,2 & 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


RMIT Learner Guide Workplace Assessment

Other Resources

Electronic resources are located on Blackboard. Handouts pertaining to in class activities will be handed to you as required 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

Assessment for this course is made up of in class activities, holistic assessment with other Assessment units in the form of two (2) projects - project one (1) completed in the classroom and project two (2) completed in your workplace or simulated workplace environment. There are also Short Answer questions pertaining to the Assessment module that also form part of your assessment. This unit is co-delivered and co-assessed with the other Assessment units, namely TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes, TAEASS402B Assess competence and TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation.

Project 1 - You will be required to plan an assessment, you will work as part of a team during training time to 1. Develop a plan for a competency-based assessment and 2. Develop an assessment instrument for one method of assessment noted on the assessment plan.  Once you have planned the instrument you are to gather evidence using the instrument developed.  You will assess and program participnat with another participant observing you.  They will provide feedabck and recommendations as to this task.  Your TAE trainer will oversee this process and will verify the assessment result recommended by your participant observer.

Project 2 - You are to Plan and conduct two (2) competency-based assessments - at least one (1) assessment must be an RPL assessment, each assessment must fully address at least one unit from a nationally-recognised training package and you must prepare the instruments needed for each assessment.

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

TAEASS301B Assessment Matrix

Name and summary of task TAEASS301B
Project 1:
Plan assessment and gather evidence
Short answer questions X
Project 2:
Plan and conduct two assessments
  • one must be an RPL assessment
  • one should be a training and assessment pathway assessment
  • you must develop or modify the instruments used to conduct each assessment

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.”

Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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