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: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development
Course Contact : Jo Bradford , Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254911
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
This unit describes 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
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
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
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
. monitor assessment practice
. coordinate assessment validation activities
Details of Learning Activities
As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities. It is important that you complete all such activities in a timely manner as they are an important component of your program. Such activities will include but are not limited to the following:
- watch and engage with online lectures using communication technologies such as Skype, Collaborate, etc
- engage in group discussion and activities using a variety of online tools such as discussion boards, wikis, blogs, etc.
- watch and engage with guest lecturers using a variety of communication technologies
- reflect upon course presentations and materials using blogs and/or wikis
- give class presentations using communication technologies
- undertake research both online and other as required
- analyse and/or critique suggested reading and other material as directed (eg comment on other students’ posts on a discussion board)
- do class exercises using online quizzes
- undertake project-based work in an online environment
February, April, July and September intakes
Sem 2, Weeks 9, 10, 13 & 18
Week 9: Monitor assessment practice
Week 10: Monitor assessment practice
Week 13: Coordinate assessment validation activities
Week 18: Coordinate assessment validation activities
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers.
Hill, D., Hill, T. and Perlitz, L. (2013) Professional Training and Assessment, McGraw-Hill Education, Sydney. This is available in both paperback and e-book versions.
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.
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
- 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 (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) 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 (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;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.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete to a satisfactory standard the two assessment tasks outlined below .
You will have 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; and 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
The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available through myRMIT Studies.
The major learning experiences involve you being an active participant in the e-learning environment. It is strongly advised that you engage with online activities such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, online quizzes etc in order to maximise your chances of achieving competency. In addition, you are expected to attend any face-to-face workshops that are organised.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers. http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter
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