Course Duration: between 21 and 28 weeks of learning and assessment depending on your prior experience, based on a 20-hour study week, with up to 12 months to complete the course (Self-Paced)
Leave the training to others and focus your skills on assessing competence in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector! This course has been designed to train you on how to effectively design and review the quality of assessment tools within a VET context and how to conduct competency-based assessments. By completing this skill set, you can put some life into assessments all whilst adhering to the standards and requirements needed to ensure assessments are compliant.
Achievement of this skill set by trainers is a requirement of Clause 1.15 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 should you wish to conduct assessments only.
- Expected Outcomes
By participating in this program, you can expect to attain the following outcomes:
- Learn how to interpret a unit of competency to create assessment tools.
- Learn how to successfully assess an individual’s skills and knowledge within a vocational context.
- Understand the relationship between the national standards/competencies and the evidence needed to support someone’s claim for competence.
- Participate in the validation of assessment activities to strengthen and improve assessment practice.
- Career Opportunities
Possible job roles relevant to this skill set include:
- Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Assessor
- Workplace Assessor
- Training Adviser/Training Needs Analyst
- Target Group Description
Students are identified as belonging to Cohort 1 or 2 dependant on the factors below which are identified via the student enrolment form and subsequent enrolment process. Students are provided with the relevant training plan upon identification.
Cohort 1. Some Level of Experience with the Vocational Education and Training Industry
- May hold TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set, TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.
- Some prior training, assessment, course design or compliance experience in the VET Sector within the past 3 years.
- Are able to demonstrate Vocational Competence in their proposed assessing area by holding a relevant qualification, and/or industry knowledge and experience.
- They come with a range of generalist computer skills.
- Have undertaken professional development in their proposed teaching and assessing area and have some knowledge of the VET industry, including terminology, processes, legal and regulatory frameworks.
Cohort 2 Novice Learners
- Wish to gain entry into the VET Sector.
- Hold, or wish to gain a role which requires TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set.
- Have limited knowledge of the VET Sector and its nature and processes as an industry.
- Come with a range of generalist computer skills (see enrolment processes and entry requirements).
- Are able to demonstrate Vocational Competence in their proposed teaching and assessing area by holding a relevant qualification, and/or industry knowledge and experience.
- Are interested in learning about the VET sector and in particular, the skills and knowledge to become a qualified assessor in the industry.
- Pre-Enrolment Requirements
Student Liaison Officer Contact
During your enrolment application period, a Student Liaison Officer will contact you to run through the entry requirements specific to your course application and answer any questions that you may have about your enrolment.
Required Course Entry Skills
Existing skills needed to complete this qualification include:
- Computer skills such as typing and sending an email, and opening PDF documents,
- Basic skills to use your own printer and scanner,
- Basic skills to use Microsoft Office programs such as Word and PowerPoint such as creating and saving a new file, adding and editing text, tables, images and font,
- Basic internet skills to undertake online research.
Resources needed to complete the course
You will need to ensure you have access to the following resources:
- Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps,
- Go to speedtest.net to perform a speed test of 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 – Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
- Latest version of Adobe Reader,
- Video recording device that produces clear footage and audio,
- Desktop computer/laptop,
- Printer and scanner,
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a 10-character string unique to you which is needed to undertake nationally recognised training with iLearn eCollege, such as applying into this program. All you need is a form of Australian identification, and 10 minutes of your time to create one. Click HERE to create a USI.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool
To determine a student’s learning support needs and eligibility for enrolment, prior to confirmation of enrolment, you may be required to complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator Tool. An LLN report will be developed and utilised by your trainer and assessor to ensure your individual learning needs are supported throughout the duration of your studies. Any potential learning support strategies to address your LLN needs may be discussed with your trainer and assessor.
- Educational and Support Services
iLearn eCollege will review your LLN Indicator results to determine if support services and reasonable adjustments are required. Reasonable adjustment options are available to accommodate anyone who may have a learning need, disability or impairment. Reasonable adjustments that are made to the training materials and assessments are recorded in the student’s file.
Prospective students who require other support services (not listed) can call the office to discuss the options available prior to enrolment.
Student 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
- Dedicated Learning Support Trainers
- Additional Learning Support Supplements individually tailored from LLN results
- Access to Foundation Skills Training
Your trainer is available to support you during business hours and outside of normal business hours by appointment, either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (07) 5689 5070 during office 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.
iLearn eCollege has a dedicated Administration Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students. Contact may be made by email at email@example.com or by telephone (07) 5689 5070 during business hours.
This Skill Set contains 4 units of competency. The course is broken down into 1 cluster. This is grouped as 1 distinct ‘module’. The structure of the course for Cohort’s 1 and 2 is detailed in the table below:
Topic Module Unit code and title Assessments & Validation Module 1 TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes,
TAEASS402 Assess competence,
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation, and
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
- Mode of Delivery
iLearn eCollege utilises a combination of modes to deliver the training and assessment components of the course. This includes online training, trainer support, self-paced study, and distance-based assessing. Features of our delivery mode include:
- The online training refers to the pre-recorded webinar sessions, which take place through the online Portal. The webinars consist of a training session using relevant slides, presented by one of our trainers.
- Trainer support via email and telephone contact with the trainers.
- Students must complete and upload the assessments via the Student Portal or submit these for marking via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will require you to complete learning and assessment activities that will require training and assessing real people in a suitable environment. You will be required to organize access to people for these activities and assessments as per the following table. Please note the word “participant” refers to the people who will be participating in the training or assessment you will be providing during the learning or assessment activity. Participants must be over the age of 16 and able to interact with the student verbally and in English. Family members and work colleagues are acceptable participants as long as they meet the above criteria.
Cluster/Unit number Cluster/Unit Access to participants 1 TAEASS401_TAEASS402_TAEASS403_TAEASS502 (cluster) Project B – access to 5 participants
Project C – access to at least 1 participant
- Student Access to Resources
You will receive access to the following:
- Contact details for your allocated trainer
- All student workbooks (contains the assessment tools) via online portal
- Learner Manual (contains content about each unit of competency)
- Appendix templates and samples (access to RTO resource library)
- A knowledge bank of supporting resources (this may include industry fact sheets)
- Pre-recorded webinars
- Online discussion forums
The course duration is between 21 and 28 weeks of learning and assessment depending on your prior experience, based on a 20-hour study week. Students have up to 12 months to complete the course from the day of commencement.
Your course will commence once your enrolment application has been finalised and enrolment fees have been paid. Notification of your course commencing is sent via email with your twelve-month course period being defined in the official Enrolment Letter. Access to your course materials will be available through your student log-in on the day your course commences.
- Amount of Training
The amount of training is calculated based on the following formal learning activities:
- Pre-recorded webinar sessions
These will take place through the online portal, consisting of:
- 3 webinar sessions
- Total duration is 3 hours
- Self-paced study
Self-paced study includes accessing the learner guides and associated readings, independent research, trainer interaction via email and telephone and pre assessment questions.
- Cohort 1 (experienced learners) total self-paced study is 271 hours
- Cohort 2 (novice learners) total self-paced study is 357 hours
Where students present with Credit Transfers and/or RPL the self-paced study hours would be reduced accordingly.
Based on the above formal learning activities, the total amount of training is:
- Cohort 1 (experienced learners) total amount of training is 274 hours
- Cohort 2 (novice learners) total amount of training is 360 hours
Volume of Learning
*Estimated assessment hours are a guide only. This will vary for individual students whereby the hours may be more or less depending on the student’s comprehension.
- Information Regarding Assessments
Each module in this course contains a range of assessments including written questions and project based practical assessments.
The project based assessments require you to audio/video record the practical sessions and submit the file for marking, or as an alternative, you can submit third party reports.
A third party report is a document provided by iLearn eCollege which is completed by a third party observer. The third party observer comments on what they hear and see during each session, by filling in the third party report (the third party observer is not the assessor). If you select the third party option in the projects, a copy of the third party observer’s TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and record of results will need to be provided as evidence. iLearn eCollege may also need to evaluate your choice of third party to ensure there is no perceived conflict of interest. For example, where your third party is a direct report or a family member.
Each project will also require the assistance of participants as detailed in the “Mode of Delivery” tab.
RTO Document Library
Each module requires you to access an array of workplace documentation typically found within a training and assessment environment. iLearn eCollege has created a set of workplace documents for you to access when completing your assessments. You will receive access to the RTO document library at the commencement of your course.
Assessment Marking System
Every assessment has been developed against the competency standards in each unit. Competency standards include elements, performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, critical aspects for assessment, performance evidence, knowledge evidence, foundation skills and assessment conditions. You will be assessed against all of these standards. If your assessment responses satisfactorily meet all standards you will receive a satisfactory result. If they do not, then your assessors will provide assessment feedback to you and give you the opportunity to re submit your assessment addressing just the areas where you have not met the standards.
For more information about how results are determined, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Assessments will need to be attempted in full before being submitted for marking. You have up to three (3) attempts to demonstrate competency in each unit. If you are deemed Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) on the third attempt, you are able to apply for re-assessment, however a $50.00 re-assessment fee applies. You will then have a further three attempts to demonstrate competency. If you are still unable to demonstrate competency after three further attempts, your enrolment will be reviewed by the General Manager before any further enrolment is permitted. Please refer to the fee schedule located in the Student Handbook.
- Recognition Processes
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
iLearn eCollege offers you the opportunity to be assessed through recognition of prior learning. Please refer to the RPL Application Kit for this course. You have up to three (3) opportunities to submit your RPL application for review. If there are gaps in your RPL evidence, then you will be required to complete the remaining gaps through formal assessments which will be organised by your RPL assessor. This may result in being enrolled in specific units to complete some training and assessment for whole units and/or parts of units.
Credit Transfer (CT)
iLearn eCollege recognises statements of attainment and qualifications issued by other registered training organisations (RTOs). There is no charge to transfer these into your enrolled program, just ensure you can send these through as evidence.
- Fee Information
Non-Refundable Administration Fee
A non-refundable administration fee of $145 is to be made upon enrolment application.
Upon successful enrolment application, you will be invoiced the course fee. The course fee of $350 is inclusive of the following items:
- Student access to the resources listed in “Student Access to Resources”
- Trainer and assessor support by phone and email
- Up to 12 months’ access to complete the course
- RPL and CT applications outlined in”Recognition Processes”
- Support services listed in “Educational and Support Services”
- Certificate and a record of results upon successful completion of the course (does not include replacement certificate)
Payment for the administration fee and course fee can be made by:
- MasterCard and Visa Card
- Telephone payment for credit card payments
- Purchase Order
- Bank deposit
iLearn eCollege’s national accreditation profile was adapted from the National Register. training.gov.au is the official National Register on VET in Australia and is the authoritative source of information on Registered Training Organisations. You can check out our registration HERE
As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), iLearn eCollege is required to comply with the Standards for RTOs (2015) which is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). You can find more information about the governing body HERE
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For more information about our Refund Policy, you can refer to the Student Handbook.