Course Title: Lead assessment validation processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: TCHE5867C

Course Title: Lead assessment validation processes

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact : Jo Bradford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254911

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

Nominal Hours: 30

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


Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide leadership in assessment validation processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS503A Lead assessment validation processes


1. Monitor assessment practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work with colleagues to systematically monitor assessment practice

1.2 Actively engage with and support other assessors as they work to improve assessment practice

1.3 Analyse assessment records ensuring legal, organisational and ethical requirements are being met and appropriate advice is provided to improve record keeping


2. Coordinate assessment validation activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Initiate validation in line with National Quality Council guidelines and organisational, legal and ethical requirements

2.2 Undertake risk assessment and analysis to determine the purpose, focus and context of validation activities

2.3 Consider and determine approaches to validation

2.4 Determine and confirm participants in validation and organise any materials and resources needed for validation

2.5 Provide guidance to support participants throughout the validation process

2.6 Finalise and process validation documentation in accordance with assessment system, legal and organisational procedures and present to relevant people, within an agreed timeframe

2.7 Identify recommendations from validation processes and forward to the appropriate authority

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. monitor assessment practice
. coordinate assessment validation activities

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities are dependent upon the mode of delivery. In this case delivery is online so activities may include but are not limited to:

• blog/wiki discussion and participation
• participation in online discussion boards/threads
• keeping an online reflective journal
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• individual or group projects conducted through electronic media
• peer teaching and workshop presentations
• online research
• other online activities as decided by the facilitator

Teaching Schedule

February, April, July and September intakes

Sem 2

Weeks 9,10, 13 & 18

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. It will be complemented by various web-based material and/or electronic copies of other learning resources as required.


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or
electronic copies of learning resources.Electronic resources are located on myRMIT Studies. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks in class which are listed at the beginning of each module. Such tasks might include but not be limited to:
- Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
- Oral or written questioning
- Tests
- Assignments and projects
- Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
- Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
- Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer

An RMIT assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc)

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will need to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • provide support to other assessors, including modelling good assessment and validation practice
  • contribute positively to the work of assessors and others involved in carrying out assessments and validation
  • take responsibility for initiating, organising and facilitating assessment validation on at least three occasions
  • use outcomes of validation and appeals to improve assessment practice.

Submission deadline: midnight of the second Sunday after the last week of the teaching schedule (eg if the last week of the teaching schedule starts Mon February 10, 2014 then the second Sunday after this last week is 23 February).

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course website at myRMIT Studies.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to
complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1

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