Course Duration: 3 months
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Learn the art of efficient and compliant assessment tool design! This course has been designed to upskill you on current industry assessment tool planning, design, and development methods to ensure a consistent high standard of quality assessment tools in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
Achievement of this unit of competency forms one of the additional upcoming trainer and assessor credential requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (see below).
- Who Should Do This Course?
If you are looking to meet the updated trainer and assessor credential requirements coming into effect on 1 April 2019 you will need to ensure that you have as a minimum:
- The superseded TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment,
- Either one of the following:
- TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (offered by iLearn eCollege)
- TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
- Plus one of the following:
- TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (offered by iLearn eCollege)
- TAEASS502A Design and develop assessment tools
- TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools
Completing this unit of competency can be used towards maintaining currency as a trainer and assessor, and to ensure you can continue training and assessing in the VET sector past 1 April 2019 as per the changes to legislation. If you do not have TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, we strongly recommend enrolling into the combined unit program or the upgrade option offered by iLearn eCollege. Be proactive and look at meeting these requirements now before it’s too late!
Please click HERE for further information regarding the legislative updates.
- Delivery Mode
iLearn eCollege utilises online training, self-paced study, and distance-based assessing. Features of our delivery mode include:
- Assessments submitted via email or DropBox,
- Self-paced study – no class room timetables.
- Entry Requirements
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a 10-character string unique to you which is needed anytime you undertake nationally recognised training, such as applying into this program. Click here to create a USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool
This will be given to you once you have applied for the course. The LLN Indicator Tool is used for us to determine whether you require any additional support with your course and how to enhance your student experience.
Student Liaison Officer Contact
One of our Student Liaison Officer’s will contact you soon after you have made your enrolment application. We would like to discuss the course with you further, including information about the entry requirements, course structure, assessments, etc.
This pathway contains 1 unit of competency as per below:
Topic Unit code and title Planning Assessments TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
The course duration is 3 months to complete this standalone unit of competency from the day your course commences, giving you time to fulfil all necessary training requirements (see below). We understand that life can sometimes get in the way of your studies, so to help keep you on track, we will provide you with a comprehensive Training Plan.
- Amount of Training
The amount of training required to complete this course comprises three items:
- Self-paced study hours
- Assessment hours
- Independent research
1. Self-paced study hours
Theory before practice! Self-paced study refers to the time required to read and understand the course content before tackling the formal assessments. We recommend allocating at least 15 hours per week to self-paced study throughout your course enrolment period. Please note that some modules will require more self-paced study due to the nominal hours and volume of learning required. For a comprehensive breakdown of the amount of self-paced study hours, please refer to the Information Pack.
2. Assessment hours
Assessment hours refers to the expected time you should allocate towards completing the assessment activities in each module, such as written questions, case studies, and projects. The overall time taken to complete these assessments will depend on many different factors, such as time commitment and familiarity with the course content. If you would like a breakdown of the estimated assessment hours, please refer to the Information Pack.
The project will also require the assistance of a participant. The participant can be a friend, family member, work colleague, etc. Refer to the below table for more details.
Topic Unit/s of competency Access to participants Planning Assessments TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools Project 1 – access to 1 participant
3. Independent research
To complete activities within your course you will be required to undertake additional independent research. This includes researching training and assessment websites, government websites, and published articles relating to the VET sector.
Volume of Learning
Completing this course requires research, independent study and some practical tasks for particular units. Assessment of many units of competency from the TAE Training and Education Training Package requires access to a ‘practice environment’ where candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with learners in real learning contexts. For many of the units and qualifications in the package this includes having access to a suitable practice environment where candidates have access to a learner cohort and time to develop their practice with learners. The practice environment should be as realistic as possible and should reflect the environment in which candidates will be practising in future. However, iLearn eCollege is able to provide candidates with access to a simulated workplace that gives the learner the opportunity to meet the following critical criteria:
- Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry.
- Productivity – The work is performed within a timeframe appropriate for entry to the industry.
- Safety – The work is performed in a manner that meets industry safety standards.
Assessment activities are realistic and reasonable in terms of scale. Assessment conducted under simulated conditions reflect those typically found in the workplace.
- Course Requirements
To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.
You will need to ensure you have access to the following technological resources:
- Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. Go to www.speedtest.net to perform a speed test on your internet connection,
- An email account – Can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
- Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
- Compatible operating systems – Windows 8 and higher, or MAC,
- Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
- Latest version of Adobe Reader,
- Video recording device that produces clear footage and audio,
- Desktop computer or laptop,\
- Printer and scanner,
- Learning Resources
Your learning resources will include:
- Learner Workbooks (assessments),
- Appendix Templates and Samples,
- Learner Manual (contains the course content),
- A knowledge bank full of resources such as industry fact sheets,
- Access to webinars and online discussion forums,
- Access to TrainingRTO – a simulated RTO designed by iLearn eCollege.
- Educational and Support Services
iLearn eCollege offers a range of educational and support services available to students who require additional assistance with their course. Examples of these services are listed below.
Learner need Method of support offered by iLearn eCollege Language barriers
- Explain concepts in clear terms over the telephone
- Enlarge the font size of learning materials
- Allow students to be orally assessed
- Allow students to be assessed in person at the office of iLearn eCollege by an assessor
- Online discussion forums
iLearn eCollege has a dedicated Administration Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students. Contact may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (07) 5689 5070 during business hours.
During your enrolment period, your trainer is available to support you, either via email at email@example.com or by telephone on (07) 5689 5070 during business hours. There is no additional cost to speak with a trainer, as trainer support is included in your course fee. Our trainers are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.
- Examples of Learning Materials
- Fee Information
Total course price is $395. Course is inclusive of the following items
- Learning and assessment resources
- Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
- Up to 3 months to complete the course
- Additional support services (where applicable)
- Statement of Attainment issuance (does not include replacement Statement of Attainment)
- RPL applications and credit transfers applications
Payment for the course can be made by:
- MasterCard and Visa Card
- Telephone payment for credit card payments
- Purchase Order
- Bank deposit – see details below
You may directly deposit your course fee into the account detailed below. Please ensure you reference your payment with your full name. Alternatively, if depositing cash, please reference your mobile telephone number:
- Account Name: QLD Training Association Pty Ltd t/as iLearn eCollege
- Bank: Commonwealth Bank
- BSB: 064-474
- Account Number: 1059 0593
Once a prospective student has enrolled and paid for a course offered by iLearn eCollege, each individual is entitled to exercise their right as a consumer in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
For more information about our Refund Policy, you can refer to the Student Handbook.