Course Title: Lead assessment validation processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: TCHE5867C

Course Title: Lead assessment validation processes

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

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: 30

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 provide leadership in assessment validation processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS503A Lead assessment validation processes


1. Monitor assessment practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work with colleagues to systematically monitor assessment practice
1.2 Actively engage with and support other assessors as they work to improve assessment practice
1.3 Analyse assessment records ensuring legal, organisational and ethical requirements are being met and appropriate advice is provided to improve record keeping


2. Coordinate assessment validation activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Initiate validation in line with National Quality Council guidelines and organisational, legal and ethical requirements
2.2 Undertake risk assessment and analysis to determine the purpose, focus and context of validation activities
2.3 Consider and determine approaches to validation
2.4 Determine and confirm participants in validation and organise any materials and resources needed for validation
2.5 Provide guidance to support participants throughout the validation process
2.6 Finalise and process validation documentation in accordance with assessment system, legal and organisational procedures and present to relevant people, within an agreed timeframe
2.7 Identify recommendations from validation processes and forward to the appropriate authority

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. monitor assessment practice
. coordinate assessment validation activities

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • watch and engage with online lectures using communication technologies such as Skype, Collaborate, etc
  • engage in group discussion and activities using a variety of online tools such as discussion boards, wikis, blogs, etc.
  • watch and engage with guest lecturers using a variety of communication technologies
  • reflect upon course presentations and materials using blogs and/or wikis
  • give class presentations using communication technologies
  • undertake research both online and other as required
  • analyse and/or critique suggested reading and other material as directed (eg comment on other students’ posts on a discussion board)
  • do class exercises using online quizzes
  • undertake project-based work in an online environment

Teaching Schedule

Sem 1, 2014

Weeks 7 - 9

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Hill, D., Hill, T. and Perlitz, L. (2013) Professional Training and Assessment, McGraw-Hill Education, Sydney. This is available in both paperback and e-book versions.



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.

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:

 - Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums
- A professional conversation

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 to a satisfactory standard the two assessment tasks outlined below .

Task 1 - you will have to: provide support to other assessors, including modelling good assessment and validation practice; contribute positively to the work of assessors and others involved in carrying out assessments and validation; take responsibility for initiating, organising and facilitating assessment validation on at least three occasions; and use outcomes of validation and appeals to improve assessment practice.

Task 2 - you will need to provide thorough answers, with full explanations and workplace examples where relevant, to the eleven questions about knowledge relating to leading assessment validation processes at the qualification level found on pg 303 of Hill, Hill and Perlitz.

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 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.
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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

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