Course Title: Lead assessment validation processes
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
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
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
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
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. monitor assessment practice
. coordinate assessment validation activities
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
For students who commenced February 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.
|1||Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise and define what an assessment tool is composed of and what processes are used to validate assessment.||E1, E2, E3, E4||E1, E2|
Determine the focus of the assessment tool
Monitoring assessment practice with colleagues
Design tool, selecting appropriate instruments
Analysing assessment records
Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions
Initiating validation and determining the approach
Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions, continued
Organising validation and giving support to participants
Trial and review tool then incorporate feedback to improve and finalise the tool
Finalise documentation and recommendations
|7||Revision of both units||E1, E2, E3, E4||E1, E2|
For students who commenced July 2014
This unit of competency is taught as a standalone unit over 6 sessions in semester 1.
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.
Session 1: Determine focus of the assessment tool
Session 2: Design assessment tool
Session 3: Develop assessment tool
Session 4: Review and trial assessment tool.
"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course.
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,my 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.
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: Support for other assessors
Provide evidence of how you provide support to other assessors, including modelling good assessment and validation practice, and how you contribute positively to the work of assessors and others involved in carrying out assessments and validation
Task 2: Organise validation on 3 occasions
Provide evidence of how you have taken responsibility for initiating, organising and facilitating assessment validation on at least three occasions and used the outcomes of validation and appeals to improve assessment practice.
Task 3: Online discussion boards
Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- 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
Task 4: Professional conversation
Engage in a professional conversation with your facilitator. This conversation will address the varied knowledge and skills required of you as someone who leads assessment validation processes.
Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.
It is a requirement of the Dip TD&D (TAE50211) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in myRMIT>myStudies. 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.
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 2014: Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted/completed by midnight Sunday May 17, 2015
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.
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
RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals
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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