TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes

Assessment in VET starts with these FOUR principles 

When creating and delievering assessment in vocational education. You must ensure that your systems and tools are:


When planning the assessment, consider how the questions and observations you intend to use will capture the evidence that will prove competency of the chosen task. Map each question, task and observation to the whole unit and assessment requirements and ensure that the Foundation Skills are included in the assessment.

Ensure assessment is version controlled and dated


When planning for a reliable assessment, consider different approaches, perspectives and interpretations of the criteria you’re assessing. Ensure instructions to assessor and candidates are clear, that benchmarked responses are provided in an Assessor Marking guide, that candidate instructions include details about exactly what has to be done, how many times and within what timeframe. 


We look for the reasonable adjustment guidance (in instructions) and whether the instrument/tool is designed to allow for assessment under varying conditions, and the tool may be contextualized to meet the requirements of the candidate


An assessment process is fair if it does not discriminate against particular candidates or groups. When planning an assessment, this may mean ensuring the methods and tools you use a flexible enough to cater for people from different backgrounds or with different abilities. .That language used in the assessment is not discriminatory, that the assessment will not provide financial hardship to the candidate and may be used in a variety of contexts.  Provide information about the appeals process if the candidate doesn’t agree with the assessors judgment