TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

The TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set (supersedes TAESS00001) is the minimum qualification required for assessors within Australia's national Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. It is suitable for those seeking to work as assessors at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), TAFEs and private training organisations. This skill set is designed to provide VET practitioners with the assessor competencies to meet Standards for RTOs requirements.

These units consist of the four core assessment units from, and also provide credit towards, the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment:

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

The Standards for RTOs 2015 allow those who possess the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill set:

  • To undertake assessments for an RTO under Clause 1.15.
  • To undertake systematic validation for an RTO under Clause 1.11. (Note: In addition to the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set you must also possesses vocational competencies and current industry skills relevant to the assessment being validated; and current knowledge and skills in vocational teaching and learning).

Course options

There are several ways to complete the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set:


Intensive+ class (three-day workshop) plus comprehensive ongoing online training and support - $1,155

The Intensive+ program consists of:

  • Three days of face-to-face training delivered as an intensive workshop covering all unit theory and some assessment project work (including the 'meatier' assessment requirements such as assessing real VET candidates under the supervision of a qualified assessor)
  • Monthly support via Virtual+ classes (described below)
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment 'how to' information
  • Fortnightly trainer-led Q&A support sessions

The Intensive+ class option is our most popular and supported training option, and provides students with comprehensive support both in the classroom as well as through extensive online training and resources. Read about what to expect at a class here.



Virtual+ class course (monthly live and interactive webinars and optional workshops) plus comprehensive ongoing online support - $955

This type of learning environment offers the ultimate in flexibility, where students can attend live webinars consisting of trainer-led sessions from any location without the cost or hassle of travelling to a particular venue. The only thing needed is a computer and reasonable Internet connection. Read more about the massive benefit of virtual classes here.

The Virtual Class+ course consists of:

  • Four four-hour live online sessions with a trainer, delivered monthly throughout the duration of the course (recorded sessions also available)
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment 'how to' information
  • One-day assessment workshop for unit TAEASS402^
  • Fortnightly trainer-led Q&A support sessions
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • Independent learning and assessment activities

During each session you interact with your trainer and can ask questions. You can attend the same session multiple times and are also able to review the recorded session afterward. We recommend that students attend or review approximately one unit session per month over the duration of the course.

^Subject to availability in each location. Students also have the option to undertake the assessment activities for this unit independently or in a workplace, subject to meeting all pre-requisites. See PRE-REQUISITES section below for full details.



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - $795

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a suitable pathway if you can provide evidence that you have all of the skills, knowledge and experience in the units for this skill set. Click here to view the evidence you will be required to submit. You must check your eligibility for this pathway prior to enrolment. 



Corporate training

Plenty Training specialises in conducting corporate training for businesses both large and small. 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 on dates that suit the schedules of your staff. Please contact us on 1800 786 651 to discuss your requirements.


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.

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

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Quick Facts

QualificationTAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set
Nationally Recognised?Yes
Course CodeTAESS00011
Funding available?Yes - ZipMoney - $0 deposit, six months interest free
Delivery modes
  • Face-to-face plus virtual (webinar-based) online training
  • Virtual (webinar-based) training plus online learning
  • RPL kit only
  • Corporate courses
Duration & workload

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. 

TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set - nominal hours

Assessment

All students receive a learner's guide and assessment workbooks via the online student portal. You can either work through the assessment workbooks on your computer or complete a printed version by hand.

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
  • Intensive+ face-to-face workshop plus online learning – Check schedule below for course dates
  • Virtual+ class plus online learning – Check schedule for start dates (you can then attend sessions in any order you choose)
  • RPL – Start now!
  • Corporate courses and group pricing – Enquire now!
Awarded byPlenty Systems Pty Ltd, RTO # 32371

Course Cost

Delivery MethodPrice*
Intensive+ class$1,155
Virtual+ Class$955
RPL$795
*GST is not applicable as per ruling by ATO 
Payment options include:
  • Credit card
  • Direct Deposit
  • Cheque (company only)
  • zipMoney six-month interest-free payment plan
 

Delivery Methods

Class

The Intensive+ face-to-face class (three days) plus online training and support consists of the following components:

1. A three-day class: units will be delivered in the following order (delivery order may change without notice):

 Day Unit
 MondayTAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes (theory)
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation (theory and practical)
 TuesdayTAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (theory and practical)
 WednesdayTAEASS402 Assess competence (theory and practical)

2. Virtual classes plus online learning and support: students have the option to attend monthly, live virtual-class sessions led by a trainer covering all unit theory, as well as access to recorded tutorials covering unit assessment information and fortnightly trainer-led Q&A sessions. All virtual classes are recorded and made available to students on-demand via their online student portal.

3. Out-of-class activities: students will be required to undertake assessment activities outside the classroom. This time will vary from student to student, but may be an average of 16 hours per unit of competency.

4. Independent learning and assessment activities: students will reflect on, consider and, where possible, integrate their learning into their professional practice.

Read about what to expect at a class here.


The Virtual+ classes consists of the following components:

1. Trainer-led live and recorded online instruction: students will be able to attend live virtual classroom-based training which will be offered every month. All three units are scheduled once per month during a one-week block, and students can attend as many or few sessions as their personal circumstances allow, and students are able to 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. All sessions are recorded, and students also have access to previous sessions which can be watched as many times as required. You can read full information about virtual classes here, and view the schedule for all upcoming sessions here. Students are provided with links inside their student portal to register for the virtual classes each month.

In addition to these webinars, students also have access to recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment 'how to' information, and fortnightly trainer-led Q&A support sessions.

2. Out-of-class activities: students will be required to undertake assessment activities outside the virtual classroom time. This time will vary from student to student, but may be an average of 16 hours per unit of competency.

3. Independent learning and assessment activities: students will reflect on, consider and, where possible, integrate their learning into their professional practice.

(Note: All webinar sessions (including any verbal contribution made by you) will be recorded and may subsequently used as a pre-recorded webinar for access by other students.  However no personal details are made available from the recording.)

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.

Click here to view the evidence you will be required to submit. You must check your eligibility for this pathway prior to enrolment. 

This is a great option if you can provide evidence that you have prior skills, knowledge and experience in leading or managing VET-sector activities and/or designing and developing VET-sector resources such as learning strategies and assessment tools. 

All RPL candidates must be deemed eligible to undertake RPL prior to enrolling.

Pre-Requisites

1. Virtual+ class:  There are some logistical issues relating to assessment which you must be able to address when undertaking the Virtual+ pathway:

  • Unit TAEASS402 Assess competence requires you to undertake assessments under the supervision of a qualified trainer / assessor.  You may either:
    • Attend a one-day workshop provided by Plenty Training in which you may undertake these assessment activities (attendance at one of these regularly-scheduled workshops is included in your course fee); or
    • Undertake these assessment activities independently or in a workplace, subject to the following: 
      • You must have access to someone who possesses either (1) the TAE50111/TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training or (2) the TAE50211/TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development or (3) a higher level qualification in adult education, and is willing to supervise you undertaking these assessment activities.  This person must be able to provide a copy of their qualification, evidence that they have current industry skills directly relevant to assessments, have current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning, and have undertaken recent professional development in the fields of the knowledge and practice of competency based training and assessment.
      • You must have access to at least five real candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context who are willing for you to undertake assessments of them.

2. 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.


3. 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.  Our Diploma and Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) courses also require students to be able to read and analyses complex WHS legislative and organisational texts. Our Project Management courses also require students to analyse and interpret a range of complex materials – students must be comfortable reviewing information relating to budgets, timelines and project requirements.

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.

Units

TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes

  • Determine assessment approach
  • Prepare the assessment plan
  • Develop assessment instruments

TAEASS402 - Assess competence

  • Prepare for assessment
  • Gather quality evidence
  • Support the candidate
  • Make the assessment decision
  • Record and report the assessment decision
  • Review the assessment process

TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation

  • Prepare for validation
  • Contribute to validation process
  • Contribute to validation outcomes

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

Career Pathways

The skill set is suitable for those seeking to work as assessors at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), TAFEs and private training organisations as mandated by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC).

Note:  This course is not the only thing needed to become an assessor!  In addition to possessing the TAESS00011, assessors of vocational education and training must also be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed.  This means that the assessor can only assess subjects in which they are personally competent.  They must also demonstrate continuing development of VET knowledge and skills and maintain the currency of their industry knowledge, such as by attending industry conferences, subscribing to relevant newsletters, etc.  Our course will show you how to satisfy these additional requirements.

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