Course Title: Participate in assessment validation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: TCHE5758C

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

Course Contact

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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 as an assessment only pathway for our industry partners in the Community Services workforce.

Your competence will be assessed in preparing for validation, contributing to the validation process, and contributing to validation outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS403B 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

This is an assessment only pathway where your current skills and knowledge will be assessed.

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 preparing for validation, contributing to the validation process, and contributing to validation outcomes.

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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