Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5321

Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Jo Bradford, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254911

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools, including tools used in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools


1. Determine focus of the assessment tool

2. Design assessment tool

3. Develop assessment tool

4. Review and trial assessment tool

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. determine the purpose and focus of assessment tools
. design assessment tools
. develop assessment tools
. trial and review assessment tools

Overview of Assessment

During the program you will complete assessment tasks 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.