Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: TCHE5774C

Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 50

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead assessment processes among a group or team of assessors within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). It also focuses on continuously improving processes used by the assessor and the assessment team.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and /or community is integral to your experiences.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS501A Provide advanced assessment practice


1. Develop and extend assessment expertise

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access, read and analyse current research on assessment and incorporate into own practice
1.2 Source and access opportunities to extend assessment experience and expertise and incorporate this new knowledge and skill into own assessment practice


2. Practise assessment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Demonstrate a range of assessment methods in assessment practice in order to meet the requirements of the related unit or units of competency
2.2 Demonstrate the use of a range of assessment tools to meet the context requirements of a range of candidates


3. Lead and influence other assessors

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Influence fellow assessors through modelling high standards of ethical and compliance practices
3.2 Establish professional development needs of the assessor group and implement approaches to build the skills and experience of the group


4. Evaluate and improve assessment approaches

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Systematically monitor the assessment processes and activities of the assessor group
4.2 Propose and implement improvements to assessment approaches
4.3 Participate in and reflect upon assessment moderation process

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. develop and extend your assessment expertise
. practise a range of assessment methods using different assessment tools
. lead and influence other assessors
. evaluate and improve assessment approaches

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to: 

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator

Teaching Schedule

February, April, July and September intakes

Sem 1

Week 1: Develop and extend assessment expertise

Week 8: Develop and extend assessment expertise

Sem 2

Week 1: Practise assessment

Week 9: Practise assessment

Week 13: Lead and influence other assessors

Week 18: Evaluate and improve assessment approaches

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.

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

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include :

- A Professional conversation with facilitator
- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces
of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will need to provide evidence of the ability to:

• undertake the assessment of at least 20 individual candidates against a total of at least 50 units of competency from training packages or accredited courses
• document accurately the outcomes of all of the assessments undertaken
• lead assessment among a group or team of assessors, consisting of at least five (5) individuals and demonstrate how that leadership has led to improved processes and outcomes
• critically review the assessment processes and approaches taken in these assessments and propose changes to improve both processes and outcomes.

Submission deadline: midnight of the second Sunday after the last week of the teaching schedule (eg if the last week of the teaching schedule starts Mon February 10, 2014 then the second Sunday after this last week is 23 February).

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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, appeals and discipline :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.;ID=tkn8wtd23h84z
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
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.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1

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