Course Title: Participate in assessment validation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5710C

Course Title: Participate in assessment validation

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

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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 participate in an assessment validation process.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS403A Participate in assessment validation


1. Prepare for validation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss and confirm the approach to validation according to defined purposes, context, and relevant assessment system policies and procedures
1.2 Analyse relevant benchmarks for assessment and agree on the evidence needed to demonstrate competence
1.3 Arrange materials for validation activities


2. Contribute to validation process

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Demonstrate active participation in validation sessions and activities using appropriate communication skills
2.2 Participate in validation sessions and activities by applying the principles of assessment and rules of evidence
2.3 Check all documents used in the validation process for accuracy and version control


3. Contribute to validation outcomes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Collectively discuss validation findings to support improvements in the quality of assessment
3.2 Discuss, agree and record recommendations to improve assessment practice
3.3 Implement changes to own assessment practice, arising from validation

Learning Outcomes

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

Prepare for validation 

Contribute to validation process 

Contribute to validation outcomes

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

TAEASS403B: Participate in assessment validationCase study reportsKnowledge questionsObservation/Third partyProfessional conversation
Element 1 Prepare for validationXXXX
Element 2 Contribute to validation processXXXX
Element 3 Contribute to validation outcomesXXXX

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