Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5708C

Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4280 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact : Angela Hassell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254476

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 20

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

There are no prerequisite requirements for this unit

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and organise the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system. It also includes the development of simple assessment instruments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS401A Plan assessment activities and processes


1.Determine assessment approach

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify candidate and confirm purposes and context of assessment/RPL with relevant people according to legal, organisational and ethical requirements
1.2 Identify and access benchmarks for assessment/RPL and any specific assessment guidelines


2.Prepare the assessment plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine evidence and types of evidence needed to demonstrate competence, according to the rules of evidence
2.2 Select assessment methods which will support the collection of defined evidence, taking into account the context in which the assessment will take place
2.3 Document all aspects of the assessment plan and confirm with relevant personnelh relevant people according to legal, organisational and ethical requirements


3. Develop assessment instruments

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop simple assessment instruments to meet target group needs
3.2 Analyse available assessment instruments for their suitability for use and modify as required
3.3 Map assessment instruments against unit or course requirements
3.4 Write clear instructions for candidate about the use of the instruments
3.5 Trial draft assessment instruments to validate content and applicability, and record outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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

Determine assessment approach

Prepare the assessment plan 

Develop assessment instruments

Details of Learning Activities

This program is offered as an RPL mode (Recognition) rather than a learning and teaching program. However, prior to enrolment candidates are given face-to-face assistance in understanding the requirements of the unit. On enrolment candidates are given assistance in developing a plan for how to undertake the Recognition process and detailed information about the assessment tools.

Teaching Schedule

The Program is available for enrolment throughout the calendar year. Candidates are advised that an assessment of competence needs to occur prior RMIT’s end of year cut-off dates.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Candidates are provided with the Candidate Information Guide for the Program that outlines the key features of the unit of competence, how the program is arranged, and copies of the assessment tools.
Online materials are available to support the candidate.

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

Assessment Tasks

Evidence of competence for this Unit may be developed by the candidate using RMIT program tools that include knowledge questions, case study framework and third party verification template to be presented at a professional conversation meeting.
Assessment methods:
A    The case study report is a structured document that allows the candidate to describe a current experience that addresses the requirements for this Unit.
B    The knowledge questions task is for candidates to respond to verbally or in writing to demonstrate their knowledge and experience as required for this Unit.
C    An observation checklist and third party template is available for candidates to seek verification of their workplace experience and submit as evidence to meet the requirements of this unit.
D    The Professional Conversation is the preferred method for candidates to undertake final assessment where the evidence assembled by the candidate is evaluated by the assessor in consultation with the candidate to meet the requirements of this Unit.

Assessment Matrix

 Case study reports <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />Knowledge questionsObservation/third partyProfessional conversation
1. Determine assessment methods       X         X           X           X
2. Prepare the assessment plan       X         X           X           X
3. Develop assessment instruments       X         X           X           X

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