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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:
Course coordinator
Maureen Cooper
ph 99254911

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

 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 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.

Session Content TAEASS502B TAEASS503A
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

E1 E1

Design tool, selecting appropriate instruments

Analysing assessment records

E2 E1

Develop tools using valid assessment instruments and student/assessor instructions

Initiating validation and determining the approach

E3 E2

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

Organising validation and giving support to participants

E3 E2

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

Finalise documentation and recommendations

E4 E2
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.

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,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.

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: 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.

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 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

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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