Course Title: Participate in assessment validation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4377 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Title: Participate in assessment validation

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 35

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.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (MAR1)

Course Contact: Jo Bradford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254347

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process. It applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment validation responsibilities participating in, but not necessarily leading, the process.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation


1. Prepare for validation

2. Participate in the validation of assessment tools

3. Contribute to validation outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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

  • actively participate in a minimum of three validation sessions that address the critical aspects of validation
  • clearly identify the purpose for each validation, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of assessors
  • collate and present documentation for each validation in a logical manner
  • communicate and liaise with relevant people
  • provide feedback and interpret documentation in validation sessions
  • record their contribution to validation findings.

Overview of Assessment

The unit TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation is holistically assessed with 3 other units within the TAE40116 qualification namely TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes, TAEASS402 Assess competence and TAEDES502 Design and develop assessment tools.   Assessment of these 4 units consists of   ASS Short-answer knowledge questions ASS Task 1:  Prepare for assessment and assess competence ASS Task 2:  Plan assessment activities and processes on two (2) occasions ASS Task 3:  Plan, design and develop three (3) assessment tools ASS Task 4:  Participate in validation of three (3) assessment tools ASS Task 5:  Assess competence on four (4) occasions