Course Title: Assess competence

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5287

Course Title: Assess competence

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 15.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the competence required to assess the competence of a candidate.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TAAASS402C Assess competence


1. Establish and maintain the assessment environment

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 achievement of this unit includes interpretation of competency standards, (where competency standards are used as the benchmarks for assessment).

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competence against this unit, candidates must be able to provide evidence that they can assess the competence of another individual through a process of collecting and reviewing evidence and making an informed judgement.

The evidence provided must show: how the assessment environment was established and how the candidate’s needs were met; how the units of competency were interpreted to determine the evidence requirements; how the assessment plan was followed; how the assessment tools were used in collecting evidence; the basis for the assessment decision using the rules of evidence; communication skills used to guide, support and provide feedback to the candidate during the assessment process; records and reports; and how the assessment process was reviewed.