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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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.

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Enrolment

Enrolment is essential.

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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.

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Assessment tasks for the TAE40122 qualification

The draft TAE40122 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification and associated draft TAE units of competency had been released. I have used these draft documents to create a ‘standard TAE40122 program‘. The following table shows the seven core units and the five elective units that I have selected.

Assessment tasks

My ‘standard TAE40122 program‘ is structured around seven learning blocks:

  • The VET framework (VET)
  • Competency-based assessment (ASS)
  • Competency-based training design (DES)
  • Competency-based training delivery (DEL)
  • Language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy (LLN)
  • Online learning and assessment (OLA)
  • Personal effectiveness (EFF).

This article gives information about the assessment tasks that are associated with each learning block of my ‘standard TAE40122 program‘ .

The VET framework (VET)

The VET framework (VET) learning block covers one unit of competency.

There are two assessment tasks covering the TAEDES411 Use nationally recognised training products for accredited vocational training and assessment unit of competency:

  • VET Assessment Task 1. Knowledge evidence
  • VET Assessment Task 2. Use nationally recognised training products.

Competency-based assessment (ASS)

The Competency-based assessment (ASS) learning block covers three units of competency:

  • TAEASS412 Assess competence
  • TAEASS311 Contribute to assessment
  • TAEASS413 Participate in assessment moderation and validation.

There are four assessment tasks. The following matrix shows the connection between assessment tasks and units of competency:

Competency-based training design (DES)

The Competency-based training design (DES) learning block covers one unit of competency.

There are three assessment tasks covering the TAEDES412 Design and develop plans for accredited vocational training unit of competency:

  • DES Assessment Task 1. Knowledge evidence
  • DES Assessment Task 2. Design a training plan for group learning
  • DES Assessment Task 3. Design a training plan for an individual.

Competency-based training delivery (DEL)

The Competency-based training delivery (DEL) learning block covers three units of competency:

  • TAEDEL411 Facilitate accredited vocational training
  • TAEDEL412 Facilitate training in the workplace
  • TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction.

There are five assessment tasks. The following matrix shows the connection between assessment tasks and units of competency:

Language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy (LLN)

The Language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy (LLN) learning block covers one unit of competency.

There are four assessment tasks covering the TAELLN421 Integrate core skills support into training and assessment unit of competency

  • LLN Assessment Task 1. Knowledge evidence
  • LLN Assessment Task 2. Identify and address core skill gap
  • LLN Assessment Task 3. Identify and address core skill gap
  • LLN Assessment Task 4. Identify and address core skill gap.

Online learning and assessment (OLA)

The Online learning and assessment (OLA) learning block covers two units of competency.

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

There are three assessment tasks. The following matrix shows the connection between assessment tasks and units of competency:

Personal effectiveness (EFF)

The Personal effectiveness (EFF) learning block covers one unit of competency.

There are two assessment tasks covering the TAEPDD401 Work effectively in vocational education and training unit of competency:

  • EFF Assessment Task 1. Knowledge evidence
  • EFF Assessment Task 2. Work effectively in VET.

In conclusion

My ‘standard TAE40122 program‘ consists of 23 assessment tasks.

The first assessment task for each learning block gathers the specified Knowledge Evidence for the unit or units of competency. The other assessment tasks gather the specified Performance Evidence. The number of assessment tasks for each learning block depends on the specified volume of performance evidence and making it a simple as possible.

The assessment approach is designed to:

  • Easy for the TAE Trainer to implement
  • Easy for the TAE Student to comprehend what to do
  • Compliant with the TAE Training Package requirements.

This article give you an outline of my assessment approach. Each assessment task that gathers performance evidence consists of several parts presented in a logical sequence. And sometimes, these parts have steps to be performed.

All assessment tasks, all parts of an assessment task, and all steps to be performed are clearly described. All instructions to the TAE Trainer and instructions to the TAE Student are written in plain English.

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