Course Title: Contribute to assessment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: TCHE5715C

Course Title: Contribute to assessment

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 Email:angela.hassell@rmit.edu.au


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Nominal Hours: 10

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 contribute to the assessment process.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS301A Contribute to assessment

Element:

1.Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss and confirm purpose of assessment with relevant people
1.2 Discuss and confirm benchmarks for assessment with qualified assessor
1.3 Access, read and clarify assessment plan with qualified assessor
1.4 Discuss and agree with qualified assessor the specific responsibilities in gathering evidence and types of evidence to be gathered

Element:

2.Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Access and confirm relevant assessment system policies and procedures; organisational, legal and ethical requirements; and other relevant advice on assessment
2.2 Clarify nominated assessment tools and methods for collecting evidence with qualified assessor, to ensure that procedures to be followed and instruments to be used are clear
2.3 Discuss and confirm with relevant people assessment context, including candidate’s characteristics and any need for reasonable adjustments
2.4 Confirm and arrange resource requirements in consultation with relevant people

Element:

3.Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Explain assessment process to candidate, including the different responsibilities of the parties involved, and refer any candidate issues or concerns to qualified assessor prior to undertaking assessment activities
3.2 Use assessment instruments to gather quality evidence within available time and resources, according to organisational, legal and ethical requirements

Element:

4.Record and report findings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Organise and provide evidence to the qualified assessor in a format suitable for analysis according to assessment system policies and procedures
4.2 Actively seek feedback from the qualified assessor on whether evidence-gathering activities meet the principles of assessment and whether evidence collected meets the rules of evidence
4.3 Document areas for improvement in collecting evidence, for future assessment activities


Learning Outcomes


 

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

Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process
Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering
Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan
Record and report findings


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


References


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

TAEASS301B: Contribute to assessmentCase study reportsKnowledge questionsObservation/Third party Professional conversation
Element 1 Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment processXXXX
Element 2 Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gatheringXXXX
Element 3 Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment planXXXX
Element 4 Record and report findingsXXXX

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