TAEASS412 Assess competence

The draft TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and associated draft TAE units of competency have been released. There are six core units of competency:

The above list is in alphabetical order for the unit codes.

About this article

This article focuses on the TAEASS412 Assess competence unit of competency.

This unit has six elements:

  • Plan and prepare for assessment
  • Customise assessment tools
  • Prepare candidate
  • Collect evidence
  • Make assessment decision
  • Review assessment practice.

I have unpacked the elements and performance criteria to create a simplified 3-part assessment process. This will make it easier for TAE Students to comprehend the requirements for this unit of competency.

The following diagram illustrates the 3-part process and outlines what is covered by each part.

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Assessment requirements for the TAEASS412 unit

Knowledge evidence

An assessment task will be required to gather the specified Knowledge Evidence. A TAE Student must demonstrate they have the following knowledge:

  • VET regulatory requirements relating to assessing competence
  • Assessment system policies and procedure
  • Competency-based assessment
  • Key content of training and assessment strategies related to assessing competence
  • Structure, content and application of units of competency relevant to assessing competence
  • Difference between assessment tools and assessment instruments
  • Key contents of assessment tools
  • Assessment purposes and contexts
  • Types of evidence
  • Assessment methods
  • Nature and scope of reasonable in assessment, when it applies and how to check and maintain the rigor of the assessment process
  • How the principles of assessment and rules of evidence guide the assessment process
  • Practices and methods that promote safe and inclusive assessment environments
  • Cultural sensitivity and equity and wellness considerations in assessment
  • WHS responsibilities relating to assessing competence.

Performance evidence

The volume of performance evidence will require the TAE Student to assess 5 different candidates against one unit of competency.

Assessment conditions

An RTO that plans to deliver the TAEASS412 Assess competence unit of competency will need to provide the TAE Student with the following:

  • RTO policies and procedure relating to assessing competence (TAEASS412 Performance Criteria 1.1)
  • Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) that includes the unit of competency being assessed by the TAE Student (TAEASS412 Performance Criteria 1.2)
  • Assessment tool for the unit of competency being assessed by the TAE Student (TAEASS412 Performance Criteria 1.4) – and this assessment tool must be current and validated.

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