TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools

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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:



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A choice of study options

Our TAEASS502 unit is available via the following pathways:

  • Two-day program (recommended)
    Kickstarter class, plus one-day optional tutorial workshop ($690):
    This popular two-day workshop provides students with the ability to attend our one-day kickstarter class, plus an additional one-day tutorial workshop. The one-day kickstarter class provides the ability to complete the theory for the unit, as well as a portion of the assessment with the assistance of a trainer in a face-to-face environment. The additional one-day tutorial class provides the opportunity for students to attend an additional face-to-face day and work on their assessment tasks under the guidance of a qualified trainer. Students will have the chance to develop and trial one additional tool during this time. The remaining assessment will be completed outside of the classroom in the student’s own time. We are also able to arrange two-day sessions for corporate clients at their own premises.
  • One-day program
    One-day kickstarter class, plus online learning and support ($395): This popular workshop provides the ability to complete the theory for the unit, as well as a portion of the assessment with the assistance of a trainer in a face-to-face environment. The remaining assessment will be completed outside of the classroom in the student’s own time. We are also able to arrange one-day sessions for corporate clients at their own premises.

Note: To view our TAEASS502 two-day program schedule please visit our TAE class schedules page HERE. Depending on availability two-day program dates may not be offered consecutively. To enrol in our Two-day program please call the office on 1800 786 651. 

  • Half day virtual class / webinar plus online learning ($345):  This pathway offers the flexibility to complete the unit from the comfort of your own home but with the support of a trainer via an online webinar, as well as online resources to assist you. The virtual classes are available every month, and students may attend as many sessions as required. This option also includes recorded assessment tutorials.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) ($345):  If you already have extensive experience in this industry, we offer a simple RPL process to complete this unit. It would be beneficial to speak with one of our academic staff prior to purchasing the RPL kit for this unit to ensure you meet the RPL requirements.
  • Corporate training: Plenty Training specialises in conducting customised training for corporate clients at discounted rates. If you have a group that require this unit, we can conduct training at your premises, wherever you may be. Contact us on 1800 786 651 to provide a quotation and to discuss your requirements or simply complete our corporate enquiry form.

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!

Equipment requirements

All 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).

Further information and Terms and conditions

Enrolment 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.

Refer to our further information below, in particular our Quick Facts section, to familiarise yourself with the volume of learning requirements of this course as well as the turnaround time for submitted assessments before enrolling.


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  • Corporate Training
  • Face-to-face classes
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Online/Distance
  • RPL

Further Info:

Quick Facts

Qualification TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
Course Code TAEASS502 
Yes - $0 deposit, 6 months interest free via zipMoney 
  • One day workshop plus online learning and support
  • Virtual class / webinar plus online learning
  • RPL

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Duration &

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. 

TAEASS502 hours

The 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.

All 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.

Student authenticity

We 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

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Class - Refer to Schedule at the bottom of this page, or contact us to discuss corporate bookings.

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Course Cost

Delivery Method Price*
Two-day program (recommended) $690
One-day program $395
Virtual class / webinar plus online learning $345
RPL  $345
*GST is not applicable as per ruling by ATO  
Payment options include:
  • Credit card
  • Direct Deposit
  • zipMoney six-month interest-free payment plan


Delivery Methods


One-day class, plus online learning and support

The one-day workshop is a popular pathway for this unit.  In addition to a wealth of online learning and resources, students particularly appreciate the opportunity to complete some assessment activities with the assistance of a trainer. The remainder of assessment will be completed in the student's own time outside of the classroom. All students enrolled in the face-to-face option also receive complementary access to the live and recorded virtual classes for this unit.

Virtual class, plus online learning and support

The virtual classes are a popular option as students are able to attend live trainer-led sessions, or else access recorded sessions at a time that suits their study schedule.  Students can also re-attend sessions as many times as is required for them to fully understand unit content.  Sessions can be attended from anywhere provided you have a computer and reasonable Internet connection. During each session, the scheduled unit will be covered and students will be provided with the opportunity to interact with the trainer and ask questions. You can read full information about virtual classes here, and view the schedule for upcoming sessions here.

RPL Pathways

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? 

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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.


TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools

  • Determine the focus of the assessment tool

  • Design the assessment tool

  • Develop the assessment tool

  • Review and trial the assessment tool

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