Training Services Australia

Workplace Assessment

workplace assessmentWhy choose us?

Highly qualified and skilled assessors are essential for ensuring staff have the required skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently.  We have been delivering training and assessment qualifications for more than 18 years and during this time we have refined our approach to ensure we are the leading provider of this training in Australia. Those who complete our workplace assessment course will be well equipped to conduct high quality assessments in the workplace.

Who should do this training?

The aim of the workshop is to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and attitude to plan, organise, conduct and validate assessment against nationally recognised units of competency. It is suitable for trainers and assessors, particularly those working for Registered Training Organisations and those who are undertaking the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The course may also be useful for others who work in training and assessment roles, including training designers, managers, consultants and administrators.

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 5 days.

What is the cost?

$950 per person.
This price is for public workshops in our Perth training centre. Special rates can be negotiated with clients for group-based programs delivered exclusively for their personnel.

Where are the training locations?

Our public workshops are located in Perth at our training centre. We can also offer in-house client specific training overseas, throughout regional Australia as well as all capital cities including Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

When is the course available?

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date to enrol. In-house private training can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your business.

Are there any course pre-requisites?

There are no formal pre-requisites for undertaking this course, however:
Training Services Australia strongly recommends that those undertaking this course have previously completed TSA’s Introduction to Vocational Education and Training course.
A relatively high level of reading and writing ability is also required to complete this course, in order to analyse and interpret competency standards, write assessment plans and instruments, and complete assessment paperwork.
Those participating in this course are expected to have reasonable computer literacy, including the ability to use the internet and to perform basic word processing in order to document assessment plans and tools.

Which unit(s) are covered?

TAEASS301B – Contribute to assessment
TAEASS401B – Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402B – Assess competence
TAEASS403B – Participate in assessment validation

These units contribute to the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Note: The TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment was superseded by the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment on 5 April 2016.  Training Services Australia is permitted to continue training, assessing and issuing certification for units from the TAE40110 qualification until 4 October 2017.

What topics and activities are included?

Throughout the course, learners will be required to undertake a case study which involves analysis and interpretation of a Training Package to meet a client need.

Day 1

  • Course introduction and overview
  • An overview of assessment
  • Assessment and the National Skills Framework
  • Key assessment concepts

Day 2

  • Assessment strategies, plans, pathways and tools
  • Contributing to an assessment
  • Planning assessment activities and processes

Day 3

  • Planning assessment activities and processes (continued from Day 2)
  • Developing assessment instruments

Day 4

  • Conducting assessments
  • Note: All participants will be observed by a TSA assessor conducting a simulated assessment on Day 4

Day 5

  • Participating in assessment validation
  • Course review and conclusion
  • Commence work on post-course assessment activities (if time)

Is there any pre-course work?

It is recommended that prior to the course, participants source a nationally recognised unit of competency against which they can plan, organise and conduct an assessment in the workplace.
Those who have not attended Training Services Australia’s Introduction to VET course should complete the module ‘Introduction to Training Packages’ before attending this course.

What about homework and assessment requirements?

Some learners may find it necessary to complete work at home after each day of the course, in preparation for the following day.

Activities to be completed during the training:

  • Short answer questions
  • Evidence gathering activity (Day 2)
  • Plan and conduct an RPL assessment (Day 3 – Day 4)
  • Validate an assessment (Day 5)

Activities to be completed after the training

  • Plan an assessment for the workplace
  • Develop an assessment instrument
  • Validate the assessment plan and tool
  • Conduct the assessment
  • Short answer questions (post-course)

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for more detailed course information including Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements, RPL and other general advice. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. Additionally you can email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444.