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Preparing to design a strategy for training and assessment
In the initial phase of training and assessment development, it is essential to establish clear objectives by consulting with relevant stakeholders (1.1). This involves identifying and documenting the specific characteristics of the target group, including their foundation skills and learning needs. Additionally, engaging with stakeholders to understand industry requirements is crucial. To meet the intended goals, one must carefully access, analyse, and select nationally recognised training products while ensuring alignment with the purpose and target group through consultation and confirmation.
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Designing and developing a training strategy
In the second phase of training and assessment development, it's crucial to analyse selected nationally recognised training products to identify required skills and knowledge. Explore various options for designing a training strategy aligned with the purpose, target group, industry requirements, learning environment, training products, and provider. Determine the mode of delivery, entry requirements, and additional criteria. Estimate training duration, schedule sessions, and ensure comprehensive learning resources. Lastly, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources for training.
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Designing and developing an assessment strategy
In the third phase of training and assessment development, a systematic approach is vital. Begin by analyzing the selected nationally recognized training products to pinpoint assessment requirements relevant to the assessment strategy design. Document various options for assessment strategy design that consider the training products, target group, industry requirements, assessment environment, and training provider. Identify and document the assessment methods to be used, estimate the time needed for assessment tasks, and integrate the assessment timing into the training schedule. Additionally, identify and document any necessary adjustments to assessments based on the characteristics of the target group. Ensure full coverage of unit competency requirements by identifying and documenting the assessment tools required. Finally, identify and confirm the availability of human and physical resources necessary for the assessment process.
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Finalising a TAS
In the final phase of training and assessment development, collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate the strategy for training and assessment. Act upon the evaluation outcomes and thoroughly document any modifications made to the strategy, ensuring transparency and accountability. Confirm the finalised strategy, meticulously aligning it with legislative, regulatory, and organisational requirements to ensure compliance and effectiveness. This comprehensive approach ensures that the strategy is refined and optimised to meet the intended goals while adhering to all necessary standards and regulations.
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TAEDES511 – Design and develop strategies for training and assessment
About Lesson

Why do we need to develop a training and assessment strategy? In this lesson, we’ll look at the legislative and regulatory reasons that RTOs must have training and assessment strategies (TASs) in place. Including why it’s important to liaise with industry partners, clients and internal stakeholders, as well as the need to maintain compliance with a myriad of regulatory requirements.

Below are some of the resources referred to throughout the video.

1.Industry representatives must be engaged as this is prescribed in the RTO standards 2015 under these sections:

1.5. The RTO’s training and assessment practices are relevant to the needs of industry and informed by industry engagement.

1.6. The RTO implements a range of strategies for industry engagement and systematically uses the outcome of that industry engagement to ensure the industry relevance of:

  • its training and assessment strategies, practices and resources; and 
  • the current industry skills of its trainers and assessors.

2. Determining the transition requirements for RTOs is outlined in this ASQA link

3. The amount of training required is discussed in detail on the ASQA website here: https://www.asqa.gov.au/resources/guides/guide-determining-amount-training

4. Determining and recording training and assessor qualifications is prescribed in the standards in sections 1.13 – 1.24. You can access the RTO standards here.