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TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools

TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

The recent amendments to the Standards for RTOs 2015 and this ministerial release have changed the minimum qualifications required of trainers and assessors within the vocational education and training sector. From 1 July 2019, training and assessment must only be delivered by persons who have either:


A choice of study options

Our TAEASS502 unit is available via the following pathways:

  • Three-day iClass+ program ($690) – recommended
  • Two-day iClass+ program ($395)
  • Virtual+ Class ($345)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning ($345)

Advantages in studying with Plenty

There are some compelling reasons to choose Plenty Training for your TAEASS502 training:

  • Payment choice – Start today and pay nothing upfront with our 6 month interest free payment plans.
  • Trust – We deliver the goods!  We’ve been offering Training and Assessment training for several years and our students rate us an average of 4.4 out of 5 on Facebook.
  • Flexibility – We offer a range of study options to suit your preferred mode of study, your timeframes, your prior knowledge, and your budget!

FURTHER INFO:

QualificationTAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
Nationally RecognisedYes
Course CodeTAEASS502
Finance Available?Yes - $0 deposit, 6 months interest free via zipMoney
Delivery Modes
  • Two or three day iClass+ workshop plus online learning and support
  • Virtual class / webinar plus online learning
  • RPL
  • Click HERE for current delivery locations (these may change from time to time).
    Duration and WorkloadStudents undertaking training have six months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessment workbooks for this course. RPL candidates have six months from their enrolment date to complete their RPL interview and submit all required evidence. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply as detailed in our schedule of fees.) Students may complete and submit their assessment workbooks at any time during their enrolment.
    The Course Workload & Assessment table available in the Units Tab above summarises the anticipated student workload as per our Training and Assessment Strategy for this qualification. This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. These figures represent a combination of all formal training delivered in this course (however students are not obligated to avail themselves of all offered training and resources), and the anticipated self-study and assessment workload for a student who has no knowledge or skills in any of the content of the delivered units.
    Assessment TurnaroundThe turnaround time for assessment submissions received by Plenty Training is approximately 20 working days from the date it is received. This time frame can vary depending on the number of assessment submissions being received at any given time. Once a student has been deemed competent in all units they will be issued with their qualification within 30 calendar days.
    AssessmentAll students receive a learner's guide and assessment workbooks. You can either work through the assessment workbooks on your computer or complete a printed version by hand.
    • Class - The trainer will take students through learning material in class as well as some assessment, but the majority of assessment will be completed in the student's own time.
    • Virtual - Students will access their live and recorded class online, and complete assessment at their own pace.
    • RPL - Students will complete the RPL form / kit and supply any required evidence.
    Equipment RequirementsAll students will require access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection. Participants may also require a skype-style headset (for virtual classes), access to a video and/or audio recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record themselves undertaking certain assessment activities (when required).
    Student AuthenticityWe are obliged under the Standards for RTOs 2015 to ensure the authenticity of our students’ submitted assessment work. Students are required to:
    • A. Present a valid form of government-issued photo identification card (such as a driver’s license) for our trainer to review at the commencement of all face-to-face classes;
    • B. Include a paper or scanned copy of your government-issued photo identification when submitting any video recording of you undertaking an assessment task remotely; and
    • C. Provide us with your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
    Start Dates
    • Virtual - Start now!
    • RPL - Start now!
    • iClass+ - Refer to Schedule at the top of this page, or contact us to discuss corporate bookings.
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    Terms and ConditionsEnrolment into this course is as per the terms and conditions as listed in our Student Guide. Please review these terms and conditions prior to enrolment. Please also familiarise yourself with the volume of learning requirements of this course as well as the turnaround time for submitted assessments before enrolling.
    Awarded ByPlenty Training (RTO #32371)

    Interactive three-day iClass+ program ($690):
    Our three-day iClass+ workshop provides students with the ability to attend three-days of online interactive training led by one of our experienced trainers via the Adobe Connect platform. During this three-day workshop unit theory will be re-capped and significant time will be dedicated to completing assessment tasks. Students will have the chance to develop and trial two assessment tools over the three-day period. The remaining assessment tool will be developed outside of the classroom in the student’s own time along with the short answer questions.


    Interactive two-day iClass+ program ($395):
    Our two-day iClass+ workshop provides students with the ability to attend two-days of online interactive training led by one of our experienced trainers via the Adobe Connect platform. During this two-day workshop unit theory will be re-capped and significant time will be dedicated to completing assessment tasks. Students will have the chance to develop and trial one assessment tool over the two-day period. The two remaining assessment tools will be developed outside of the classroom in the student’s own time along with the short answer questions. Students have the opportunity to upgrade to the three-day iClass+ program at a later date if they wish. Individuals who choose to upgrade will simply attend day three of the three-day program.

    Note: To view our TAEASS502 three-day interactive iClass+ program schedule please visit our TAE class schedules page HERE. To enrol in our Three-day program please call the office on 1800 786 651.

    This type of learning environment offers the perfect blend of flexibility and support. Students can attend a full day live session consisting of trainer-led discussions, and participation in group collaboration activities from any location without the cost or hassle of travelling to a particular venue. The only thing needed is a computer with reasonable Internet connection, webcam, and audio functionality. Unit theory will be covered via recorded lessons available 24/7. The live sessions are available every month, and students may attend as many sessions as required. This option also includes recorded assessment tutorials and access to fortnightly Q&A support sessions.

    The virtual classes are a popular option as students are able to attend live sessions to collaborate with their fellow students and also access the unit theory via recorded lessons at any time that suits their study schedule. Students can also re-attend live sessions as many times as is required. Sessions can be attended from anywhere provided you have a computer with reasonable Internet connection, webcam and audio functionality.

    You can read full information about virtual classes here, and view the schedule for upcoming sessions here.


    RPL is an assessment only process that is designed for those who possess substantial existing skills and knowledge in a specific industry. It allows people to demonstrate their competence in these skills without first having to be trained. Our RPL kit is based on a combination of evidence submission and a competency interview conducted via phone.

    Not sure if you have the required experience and knowledge to enrol in this pathway?

    If you already have extensive experience in this industry, we offer a simple RPL process to complete this unit.

    Click here to complete our online free RPL eligibility kit NOW!!

    We are the preferred supplier to a number of large Australian corporations, and our feedback is excellent. We can deliver in-house training at your premises in Australia or even internationally on dates that suit the schedules of your staff. Please contact us on 1800 786 651 to discuss your requirements or simply complete our corporate enquiry form and we will be in touch soon.

    Compare Options

    • Determine the focus of the assessment tool
    • Design the assessment tool
    • Develop the assessment tool
    • Review and trial the assessment tool

    Students undertaking training have 12 months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessment workbooks for this course. RPL candidates have 12 months from their enrolment date to complete their RPL interview and submit all required evidence. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply as detailed in our schedule of fees.) Students may complete and submit their assessment workbooks at any time during their enrolment.

    The following figures summarise the anticipated student workload as per our Training and Assessment Strategy for this unit. This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. These figures represent a combination of all formal training delivered in this course (however students are not obligated to avail themselves of all offered training and resources), and the anticipated self-study and assessment workload for a student who has no knowledge or skills in any of the content of the delivered units.

    In addition to the following formal prerequisites we also recommend that students possess the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and / or have experience in the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services.

    1. Digital prerequisites – all students:  You must have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader and Microsoft Word installed) and a reliable Internet connection to access your learning documentation. You will also require access to a video recording device (such as a webcam or smart phone) to record yourself undertaking certain assessment activities. You must be comfortable using technology to locate information and research topics – for example to find a copy of a regulation using Google –  and in using the main features and functions of digital tools (such as word processing programs, email and printers) to complete work tasks. You must also have an understanding of how to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, be able to download, scan and upload documents, and know how to access online materials.


    2. LLN prerequisites – all students:  All students must possess the following language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) abilities:

    A. Learning ability: You must be comfortable using your experience to reflect on ways that variables impact outcomes, and identify future improvements.  You must be self-directing, able to manage your own learning, and be able to plan and balance multiple requirements and meet deadlines.

    B. English reading ability: You must be comfortable reading and interpreting a range of documentation relevant to the subject – this includes organisational policies and procedures and assessment instructions.

    C. English writing ability:  You will be required to draft and develop various documents using appropriate format and language for the context and the audience. You must be comfortable writing documents such as formal documents, including instructions, information updates and completing report templates.

    D. English speaking ability: You will be required to participate in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate tone and syntax to provide relevant information.  You must be able to use active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others.