Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: TCHE5756C

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

For 2013 you may also contact Ms Kath Williams on

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 pre-requisites for this Unit.

Course Description


This unit is offered to provide an assessment only pathway for our industry partners in the Community Services workforce. In this Unit you will be assessed for your competence in determining the assessment approach , determining the assessment methods, and developing simple assessment instruments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS401B 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. Determine assessment methods

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 personnel


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

This Unit is offered as an assessment only pathway.

Details of Learning Activities

This program is designed to provide an assessment only pathway for our industry partners in the Community Services workforce. It does not provide learning activities, but rather individual support as required for candidates through the assessment process.

Teaching Schedule

There is no teaching schedule as this is an assessment only program. Candidates enter the program at times negotiated with the employer and the candidate.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

On enrolment you will be provided with either the hard copy or electronic copy of the Candidate Guide which further outlines the Program, and the knowledge questions and case study format to guide your evidence-gathering for assessment.
The assessor will meet with you and discuss your experience and assist you in planning how your individual pathway will progress, incorporating particular support or guidance you may require.

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

For this Unit you need to provide evidence of competence in determining assessment approach, determining the  assessment methods, and developing assessment instruments on a minimum or two occasions - in the VET context.

The assessor will discuss with you how your evidence can be assembled to show that you have met these requirements. You will be provided with a case study format to record your experience against the performance criteria. If you are seeking recognition for more than this single unit the case study may also integrate the requirements of this unit with a number of other units in the qualification.

You will also be provided with key knowledge questions to consider that will support your preparation for assessment in this unit.
The assessment timelines are negotiated between you and the assessor, however enrolments need to show an assessment result within RMIT reporting periods. Your assessor will provide you with details of this.

Assessment Matrix

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