Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: TCHE5912C

Course Title: Provide advanced assessment practice

Important Information:

In order to successfully undertake assessment of this unit you need access to a workplace.

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5354 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact: Program Adminsitrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254933

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Paschal Somers

ph (03) 99254911

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead assessment processes as a part of a continuous improvement strategy among a group of assessors within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

It applies to experienced assessors who provide leadership, or guidance to others, who conduct assessments for an RTO.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS501 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 Investigate and implement a range of assessment methods, in order to meet the requirements of related unit or units of competency

2.2 Investigate and implement a range of assessment tools to meet the context requirements of different 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 this 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 the assessment moderation process

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. develop and extend assessment expertise
. practice assessment
. lead and influence other assessors
. evaluate and improve assessment approaches

Details of Learning Activities


This course is online. Activities may 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 2017

This course is taught over 3 sessions in semester 2 as follows:

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

Session 1 

Develop and extend assessment expertise

Self-reflect on current assessment practice

Define/determine what advanced assessment practice means

Source current research on assessment 

Discuss how to incorporate research and new methods into existing assessment practice in order to extend it


Session 2

Practise assessment & evaluate and improve it

Revise principles of assessment, rules of evidence and assessment tools

Consider categories of different assessment methods 

Discuss how different methods might be used with different units of competency in different industries and for different candidates' circumstances

Ensure quality assessment tools are used

Discuss how assessment practice can be evaluated

Explore ways, formal and informal, to monitor assessment practices of a group of assessors

Participate in and reflect upon the assessment moderation process


Session 3

Lead and influence other assessors

Demonstrate how to model high standards of ethical and compliance assessment practices

Determine professional development (PD) needs of fellow assessors

Implement approaches to build the skills and experience of this group





Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


"Professional Training and Assessment" by D.Hill, T.Hill & L.Perlitz, McGrawHill Education, 2013


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 :

  • Workplace based projects
  • Online assessment (eg discussion forum, blog, wiki, quiz)
  • Professional conversation
  • Third-party reports

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 3 individuals

Lead assessment among a group or team of assessors, consisting of at least three (3) individuals and demonstrate how that leadership has led to improved processes and outcomes

Task 3: Online discussion forum

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 knowledge evidence required of you as an advanced assessor.

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 2 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip Training Design and Development (TAE50216) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the "2017FEBTDDVET" 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

February intake

Tasks 1, 2 & 4 need to be submitted by midnight November 3

Task 3 needs to be conducted during the fortnight September 25 - October 13

Grades used in this unit are as follows:


SA Satisfactory 

NYS Not Yet Satisfactory

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 2 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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