Training Services Australia

TAE Assessor Skill Set

workplace assessment

Who should do this training?

The aim of the workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to plan, organise, conduct and validate assessment against nationally recognised units of competency, and to develop and trial assessment tools.  The course has been designed 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, and consultants.

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 5 days. Before submitting their assessment, participants are also expected to attend an assessment support day so that a TSA facilitator can review their progress.

What is the cost?

$1300 per person.
This price is for public workshops delivered 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 at our training centre in Mt Lawley. In-house private training can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your business.

When is the course available?

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date to enrol.

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 tools, and complete assessment paperwork. Those wishing to participate in this course should first complete TSA’s TAE Literacy Skills Check.  For further information about this, please contact a TSA Training Advisor.

Which unit(s) are covered?

TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 – Assess competence
TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 – Design and develop assessment tools

These units contribute to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and also satisfy the requirements for the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set.

What topics and activities are included?

Throughout the course, learners will be required to undertake case studies which involve planning, organising and validating assessments.  Participants will also be required to conduct simulated assessments of candidates against units of competency from a nationally recognised Training Package.

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
  • Planning assessment activities and processes
  • Developing assessment tools

Day 3

  • Developing assessment tools (continued from Day 2)
  • Conducting assessments

Day 4

  • Conducting assessments (continued from Day 3)
  • Assessment validation

Day 5

  • Assessment validation (continued from Day 4)
  • End of course assessment task
  • Course review and conclusion
  • Commence work on post-course assessment activities (if time is available)

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 ‘Introduction to Training Packages’ module 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
  • Plan and conduct an RPL assessment and participate in assessment validation (Days 2 – 5)
  • Plan and conduct an RPL assessment (Day 5)

Activities to be completed after the training

  • Plan, develop, validate, conduct and review an assessment (x3)
  • Written questions

Resource requirements

To complete the assessment for this course, you will need to have access to at least 3 people who you can assess against nationally recognised units of competency, as well as access to any resources / equipment needed to conduct the assessments.  You will also need access to a qualified assessor who can observe you conducting assessments in the workplace and provide feedback to TSA.

Additional information

Click here for more detailed information about this course. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. For further information, we invite you to  email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444