Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

All enquiries:
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

This course is online. Activities include: : 

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads and Collaborate sessions or other webinar-type activities
• 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


Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced February or July 2015

This course is taught over 7 sessions in semester 2.  The course forms part of a cluster of 2 courses which together are referred to as the "Assessment" cluster; the other unit of the Assessment cluster is TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools. In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on student needs.



Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise and define what is meant by advanced assessment practice and what an assessment tool is composed of.



Using and incorporating research to inform extending current expertise and practice

Determine the focus of the assessment tool

E1 E1

Use a range of assessment methods, considering target group, context and conditions

Design tool, selecting appropriate instruments

E2 E2

Model best ethical and compliance practices

Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions

 E3 E3

Establish assessor group’s needs and build its skills

Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions, continued

 E3 E3

Monitor assessment processes in order to improve them, including moderation

Trial and review tool then incorporate feedback to improve and finalise the tool

 E4 E4
7Revision of both unitsE1,E2,E3,E4E1,E2,E3,E4



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.


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>myStudies .

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 will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Assess 20 candidates against at least 50 units of competency

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. You must document accurately the outcomes of all of the assessments undertaken. You must also critically review the assessment processes and approaches taken in these assessments and propose changes to improve both processes and outcomes.

Task 2: Lead assessment in a team of at least 5 individuals

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

Task 3: Online discussion boards

Participate in online discussion boards. Participation in such discussion boards will be evaluated using a number of criteria including: frequency of reading messages and posting responses; keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts; engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments, etc.

Task 4: Professional conversation

Engage in a professional conversation with your facilitator. This conversation will address the various skills and knowledge required of you as an advanced assessor.

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip VET (TAE50111) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in Blackboard. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines:

For students who commenced February 2015: Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday November 8, 2015

For students who commenced July 2015: Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday June 20, 2016

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.


Other Information

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.

Student Progress
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


RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage

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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