Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4277 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Title: Plan assessment activities and processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017


Brunswick Campus


360T Education

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Paschal Somers

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and organise the assessment process, including recognition of prior learning (RPL), in a competency-based assessment system. It also includes the development of simple assessment instruments. This unit typically applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment planning responsibilities; and trainers or other assessors responsible for planning assessment, including RPL.  The unit is suitable for those with an existing assessment strategy which documents the overall framework for assessment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes


1. Determine assessment approach

2. Prepare the assessment plan

3. Develop assessment instruments

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for this course will enable the learner to:

• plan and organise the assessment process on a minimum of two occasions
collect evidence that demonstrates:
• documented assessment plans
• having covered a range of assessment events
• catering for a number of candidates
• different competency standards or accredited curricula
• an RPL assessment
• contextualisation of competency standards and the selected assessment tools, where required
• incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies
• development of simple assessment instruments for use in the process
• organisational arrangements.

Overview of Assessment

The unit ’TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes’ is holistically assessed with other units within the TAE40110 qualification.  A detailed list of units can be found in the ’In Class assessment task Project 1, Workplace Project 2 and Workplace Project 4’.