Course Title: Assess competence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4280

Course Title: Assess competence

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 15.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Angela Hassell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254476

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess the competence of a candidate.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no prerequisite requirements for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS402A Assess competence


1.Prepare for assessment

2. Gather quality evidence

3. Support the candidate

4. Make the assessment decision

5. Record and report the assessment decision

6. Review the assessment process

Learning Outcomes

By completing this unit of competency you will demonstrate competence in the following skills:

Prepare for assessment 

Gather quality evidence 

Support the candidate 

Make the assessment decision 

Record and report the assessment decision 

Review the assessment process

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit of competency is determined via a combination of assessment strategies which may include :

responses to knowledge and skill questions based on the candidate’s experience

discussion of the candidate’s experience and current practice

specific evidence-gathering tasks in the form of completed case studies

provision of evidence of qualifications

observation conducted in the workplace

professional conversation conducted face-to-face