Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: TCHE5775C

Course Title: Design and develop assessment tools

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5307 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Course Contact : Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Murphy
ph 99254343

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


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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools


3. Develop assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop specific assessment instruments that address the evidence to be collected
3.2 Define and document clear and specific procedures instructing assessor and candidate
on the administration and use of the instruments
3.3 Consider requirements of assessment system policies and procedures and address storage
and retrieval needs, and review, evaluation and version control procedures as part of this process


4. Review and trial assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check draft assessment tools against evaluation criteria and amend as required
4.2 Trial assessment tools to validate content and applicability
4.3 Collect and document feedback from relevant people involved in trialling
4.4 Make amendments to final tool based on analysis of feedback
4.5 Appropriately format and file finalised assessment tool according to assessment
system policies and procedures and organisational, legal and ethical requirements


1. Determine focus of the assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify target group of candidates, purposes of assessment tool, and contexts in which
the tool will be used
1.2 Access relevant benchmarks for assessment and interpret them to establish evidence required
to demonstrate competence
1.3 Identify, access and interpret organisational, legal and ethical requirements and relevant
contextualisation guidelines
1.4 Identify other related documentation to inform assessment tool development


2. Design assessment tool

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select assessment methods that support the collection of defined evidence, taking into
account the context in which the assessment will take place and meeting the principles of assessment
2.2 Enable candidates to show or support their claim for recognition of current competency
through selected assessment methods
2.3 Consider different assessment instruments for the selected assessment methods to generate
options for collection of evidence
2.4 Consider how the assessment instruments will be administered

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

Details of Learning Activities

As part of your program you will be directed to undertake a number of activities both during scheduled class time and outside of it. 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:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • teacher-directed group activities/projects
  • work shopping of students’ own projects
  • guest lecturers
  • peer teaching
  • class presentations
  • research both online and other as required
  • analysis/critique of suggested reading
  • teacher directed activities/exercises
  • self-directed study and activities
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • project-based work

Teaching Schedule

RMIT Staff Program

9.30-4.30 Friday 12, 26 April, 2013

Public Program

6-9pm Wednesday 17, 24 April, 2013

6-9pm Wednesday 1, 8 May, 2013

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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. Handouts pertaining to in-class activities
will be handed out during class.

Overview of Assessment


During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks include:


- Workplace based projects
- Contributions to online discussion forums

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

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.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces
of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will develop an assessment tool that supports different assessment methods and addresses at
least three units of competency packaged at different Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
levels. The tool must include the instruments for collecting evidence, reflect the principles of
assessment and the rules of evidence, and have the related instructions to assessor/s and candidates.
You also need to show how the contextual needs of different environments are addressed by the tool.
You will trial the tool and then report on the trial and review the tool, including possible proposed
changes to improve it.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course site
at myRMIT Studies.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates how the assessment task(s) aligns with the relevant unit
of competency and will be made available in the first class or through myRMIT Studies.

Other Information

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.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1

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