Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
February, April, and July intakes
Week 1: Develop and extend assessment expertise
Week 8: Develop and extend assessment expertise
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.
"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.
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.
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 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
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.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
- do Assessment 7.2 (workplace project) as described on pp 240-1 of the prescribed text
- do Assessment 7.1 as described on pg 239 of the prescribed text
In completing the above tasks please also follow any extra instructions provided by your facilitator.
Feb intake: midnight Sunday November 16, 2014
April intake: midnight Sunday September 7, 2014
July intake: midnight Sunday June 28, 2015
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit of competency and can be found on pg 242 of the prescribed text.
Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.
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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