TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

On the 29th of July 2022, the second draft TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification was released for public validation. Also, the draft TAE units of competency listed in the TAE40122 qualification have been released. The public has until the 12th of August to provide feedback to the Education IRC and their SSO.

The following shows the timeline for submitting the finalised product at the AISC meeting to be held on the 29th of November 2022. [1]

We need to remember that IRCs, SSOs and the AISC cease to exist after the 31st December 2022. The Education IRC and their SSO are working to complete this project before this deadline.

TAE40122 Qualification Packaging Rules

The packaging rules for the TAE40122 qualification require a total of 12 units of competency:

  • 6 core units
  • 6 elective units

This website uses the following structure to provide information about the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification:

Introduction to the VET system

  • TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products for accredited vocational training and assessment [Core]

Competency-based assessment

  • TAEASS412 Assess competence [Core]
  • TAEASS413 Participate in assessment validation [Core]

Competency-based training design

  • TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for vocational training [Core]

Competency-based training delivery

  • TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training [Core]
  • TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning [Elective]
  • TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction [Elective]

Language, literacy and numeracy

  • TAELLN421 Integrate core skills support into training and assessment [Elective]

Online learning and assessment

  • TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning [Elective]
  • TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment [Elective]

Personal effectiveness

  • TAETAS411 Maintain training and assessment information [Elective]
  • TAEPDD401 Operate effectively in the VET sector [Core]

References:

[1] https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/project-page/education-tae/ accessed 29 July 2022

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How to design competency-based training and assessment

Unpacking a unit of competency is like solving a puzzle

Units of competency are often ambiguous. When we first read them they can be vague. Performance criteria lack content. Foundation skills may be absent or written in a way that makes no sense. The connection between performance and required knowledge is not provided.

It is important for us to understand or ‘unpack’ units of competency because they are the building blocks for Australia’s competency-based training system. Reading, interpreting and contextualising units of competency is our starting point for designing competency-based training and assessment.

In the beginning the unit of competency is ambiguous or vague. It is like looking at a colourless Rubik’s cube. By reading, interpreting and contextualising the unit of competency we begin to understand more about what competency looks like. Now it is like having an unsolved Rubik’s cube. Often, we still have to work at analysing, deconstructing and reconstructing the unit of competency so that we can clearly explain it to our learners. This moment is like having solved the Rubik’s cube.

What do we need to do after we have ‘unpacked’ the unit of competency? And what are the next steps to designing competency-based training and competency-based assessment?

How to design competency-based training

I have developed a 7-step process to describe how I design competency-based training.

How to design competency-based assessment

I have developed a 7-step process to describe how I design competency-based assessment.

What comes first?

Do we design and develop the training first? Or do we design and develop the assessment first?

I always design and develop the assessment before the training. The training program becomes the pathway to the assessment. Assessment is the destination and we need to know that first.

Do you want more details about my two 7-step approaches?

On Tuesday 2nd of August 2022, I will be delivering a 3-hour webinar about designing competency-based training and assessment for the VET Development Centre (VDC). Come along if you want to hear more details about my two 7-step approaches.

The cost is only $110.

Go to the VDC website for more information or to register.

TAESS00023 Online Learning and Assessment

Introducing the TAESS00023 Skill Set

The TAESS00023 Online Learning and Assessment Skill Set was released on the 1st of June 2022. The skill set consists of two units of competency:

  • TAEDEL405 Plan, organise and facilitate online learning
  • TAEASS404 Assess competence in an online environment.

This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and facilitate online learning and assess competence across various electronic applications and communication channels. It involves gathering evidence using both synchronous and asynchronous assessment methods, and making judgements on the outcomes of the online assessment using a range of devices and digital tools. [1]

Professional development

It is highly unlikely for these new units will be delivered as part of the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. But the new online learning and assessment units or skill set can deliver an immediate value for many TAFE teachers, trainers and assessors.

The TAESS00023 Online Learning and Assessment Skill Set can be used to deliver a structured professional development program for current trainers, assessors and TAFE teachers working in the VET sector.

In additional to being relevant professional development, the attainment of the two new online learning and assessment units can be used as credits towards the TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification (expected to be endorsed before the end of 2022). [2]

References

[1] https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/TAESS00023 accessed 1 June 2022

[2] https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/project-page/education-tae/ accessed 1 June 2022

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‘How to design competency-based assessment’ webinar

Most TAFE teachers, trainers and assessors working for an RTO learnt about designing competency-based assessment when they studied for their TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification . But designing a competency-based assessment for real is often very different to learning about it at a TAE training course.

On Target Work Skills is delivering a training webinar that provides a simple and practical approach to designing competency-based assessment. The aim is to improve capability for new and experienced VET practitioners.

Training objectives

The training objectives are:

  • Identify compliance requirements relating to the development of competency-based assessment
  • Describe a 7-step process for developing competency-based assessment
  • Determine the volume of performance evidence
  • Decide the number of assessment tasks
  • Check that the entire competency standard is planned to be assessed.

Key content points

The key content for this training are:

  • Compliance requirements (as per the Standards for RTOs 2015)
    • Definition of assessment
    • Principles of assessment and rules of evidence
  • Assessment Requirements
    • Knowledge evidence
    • Performance evidence
    • Assessment conditions
  • Sequence and structure of assessment tasks
  • Assessment methods
  • Assessment matrix
  • Assessment tools
    • Assessment instruments
    • Assessment instructions
  • Review and trial of the assessment tool before implementation
  • Nine golden rules when developing as assessment tool.

Training duration

3 hours (with two short breaks provided during the training session)

Training date

The next training dates are:

Tuesday 7th of June 2022, starting at 1:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

or

Thursday 9th of June 2022, starting at 9:00am (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Training location

You can attend from your workplace or home because the training webinar will be delivered via Zoom. The connection to Zoom is quick, and using Zoom is easy. Instructions about joining Zoom will be provided when your training enrolment is confirmed.

Training fee

The training fee is $285.

Additional consulting to your organisation about improving the design of competency-based training is available, but this would incur an additional cost.

You may also be interested in other training webinars delivered by On Target Work Skills:

Enrolment

Enrolment is essential.

Please call Alan Maguire on 0493 065 396 to reserve your place.

Contact now!

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‘How to design competency-based training’ webinar

Most TAFE teachers, trainers and assessors working for an RTO learnt about designing competency-based training when they studied for their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification . But designing a competency-based training program for real is often very different to learning about it at a TAE training course.

On Target Work Skills is delivering a training webinar that provides a simple and practical approach to designing competency-based training. The aim is to improve capability for new and experienced VET practitioners.

Training objectives

The training objectives are:

  • Identify compliance requirements relating to the design of competency-based training
  • Describe a 7-step process for designing competency-based training
  • Estimate total training duration
  • Develop a draft training agenda
  • Check that the entire unit of competency is covered
  • List the 6 essential elements of a training program plan.

Key content points

The key content for this training are:

  • Compliance requirements (as per the Standards for RTOs 2015)
    • Definition of competency
    • Units of Competency and Assessment Requirements
  • Instructional design theory
    • Robert Gagné’s 9-events of instruction
    • David Merrill’s first principles of instruction
    • Malcolm Knowles’ assumptions about adult learners
  • 7-step process for designing competency-based training
  • Modes of delivery
  • AQF volume of learning and nominal hours
  • Chucking and sequencing
  • Training session structure
    • Introductions and conclusions
    • Structure of a knowledge training session
    • Structure of a skill or task-based training session
    • Summaries, self-reflection and breaks
  • Active learning and the importance of learn by doing
  • 6 essential elements of a training program plan.

Training duration

3 hours (with two short breaks provided during the training session)

Training date

The next training dates are:

Tuesday 7th of June 2022, starting at 9:00am (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

or

Thursday 9th of June 2022, starting at 1:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Training location

You can attend from your workplace or home because the training webinar will be delivered via Zoom. The connection to Zoom is quick, and using Zoom is easy. Instructions about joining Zoom will be provided when your training enrolment is confirmed.

Training fee

The training fee is $285.

Additional consulting to your organisation about improving the design of competency-based training is available, but this would incur an additional cost.

You may also be interested in other training webinars delivered by On Target Work Skills:

Enrolment

Enrolment is essential.

Please call Alan Maguire on 0493 065 396 to reserve your place.

Contact now!

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Training trainers since 1986