Course Title: Contribute to assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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
Workforce Development
Building 51 - Level 2
80 - 92 Victoria St 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


Intensive Program Session no:

Semester Long Session no:





9 and 10

  • 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

TAEASS401B - Elm 1,2 and 3


TAEASS301B - Elm 1 and 2



  • 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

TAEASS402B - Elm 1,2,3,4,5 and 6


TAEASS301B - Elm 3 and 4

TAEASS403B  - Elm 1,2 and 3



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for the TAE40110 qualification, but several texts are recommended as reading for the program.


Knowles, M. Holton, E. & Swanson, R. (2005). The Adult learner (6th Ed). Elsevier  Butterworth, Heinemann Publishers.
Brookfield, S. (1986). Understanding the Adult Learner. Jossey-Bass
Rogers, A. & Horrocks, N. (2010). Teaching Adults. Open University Press
Biggs, J. & Tang, C. (2003) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. Open University Press.
Hill, Hill and Perlitz. (2013) Vocational Training and Assessment. McGraw Hill Education                   

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

An Online Quiz is available through Blackboard, this can be completed during the program.

Project 1 - an ’in class’ group project in which you design and develop a learning program for a simulated work environment

Project 2 - a project in which you design, develop, deliver and assess a learning program for your own workplace or a training environment of your choice.

Project 4 - this project is where you design, develop and conduct as RPL assessment for one unit of competency for an individual.

Comprehensive project briefing documents will be provided at the commencement of classes.

It is a requirement of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) program, that all assessment projects (both in-class (Project 1), the workplace (Project 2 and Project 4) are to be submitted electronically through the RMIT ‘C4277TAE’ Blackboard site. You are asked to submit each assessment project as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet - multiple project files will not be accepted.
 *Please add your name and student no: into the footer of your project document.
 *Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment
 In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: )

Assessment Matrix

TAEASS301B Assessment Matrix:

This unit is holistically assessed in Project 1 (in class), Project 2 (workplace) and Project 4 (workplace) (co-assessed with TAEASS401B and TAEASS402B) along with an Online quiz

a detailed assessment matrix in located in Blackboard

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.

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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