Course Content
Develop, conduct and validate assessments
Covering the requirements of the TAEASS411 and TAEASS413
Assessing competence
Assessing the vocational competence of a candidate is an extremely important responsibility. You are effectively ‘letting the candidate loose’ to work within an industry with your personal endorsement and that of your organisation. With such responsibility comes a legal duty of care to ensure you follow the appropriate steps and comply with the national standards and industry and organisational benchmarks. The steps used in assessing competence in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector are outlined below: 1. Prepare for the assessment by reviewing the assessment plan. 2. Brief the candidate clearly and accurately. 3. Gather valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence. 4. Make an assessment decision. 5. Give feedback to the candidate regarding the process and outcomes. 6. Document and report the assessment outcomes. 7. Review the assessment for improvement.
TAE40122 Assessment Cluster
About Lesson

This lesson covers three topics. Firstly we will discuss the support options that you can access to assist your assessment candidates if necessary. Links to key documents and some useful websites are below. Secondly, we’ll be looking at common biases that you, as a qualified assessor, will need to be aware of in order to reduce their impact on your decision making. And lastly, we discuss the legal and regulatory frameworks that apply to assessment. From the RTO standards, to ethics, codes of conduct and privacy. 

Support resource links:

LLN Network: 

Reading Writing Hotline:

BE Connected Australia (for older students):

QLD State Library:


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