Course Title: Assess competence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4377 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Title: Assess competence

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE5918C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019

TCHE5918C

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE5918C

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

VE 2018 (MAR1)

Course Contact: mark.mossuto@rmit.edu.au

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254929

Course Contact Email: mark.mossuto@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an assessment plan, and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools. It applies to teachers, trainers and assessors in enterprises and registered training organisations (RTOs) and those providing assessment advisory services.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS402 Assess competence

Elements:

1. Prepare for the assessment

2. Gather quality evidence

3. Support the candidate

4. Make the assessment decision

5. Record and report the assessment decision

6. Review the assessment process


Learning Outcomes

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

  • assess at least five candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context against at least one endorsed or accredited unit of competency according to the organisation's assessment processes and practices.
  • use recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes in the assessment of at least one candidate (which may be one of the five candidates above)
  • make reasonable adjustments in the assessment of at least one candidate.

The assessments must be undertaken under the supervision of a qualified assessor and cover an entire unit of competency for each candidate. Where candidates do not have access to a qualified assessor to supervise their assessments they should contact the program coordinator so that suitable arrangements can be made.


Overview of Assessment

The unit TAEASS402 Assess competence is holistically assessed with 3 other units within the TAE40116 qualification namely TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processesTAEDES502 Design and develop assessment tools and TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation.   Assessment of these 4 units consists of   ASS Short-answer knowledge questions ASS Task 1:  Prepare for assessment and assess competence ASS Task 2:  Plan assessment activities and processes on two (2) occasions ASS Task 3:  Plan, design and develop three (3) assessment tools ASS Task 4:  Participate in validation of three (3) assessment tools ASS Task 5:  Assess competence on Five (5) occasions