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TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

Get qualified as an assessor within the national VET sector

Our TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set course is the minimum qualification required for assessors within the VET Sector. Plenty Training delivers this course via online learning, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or face-to-face (blended) training in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

This Nationally Recognised Skill Set can be used as credit towards the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Get assessing sooner rather than later!

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 (five-day workshop) plus comprehensive ongoing online training and support – $1,490
  • iClass+ course (five-day online interactive workshop) plus comprehensive ongoing online training and support – $1,190
  • Distance+ course – $890
  • Recognition of Prior Learning – $795
  • Corporate Training Courses

View the Delivery Options to learn more.


FURTHER INFO:

QualificationTAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set
Nationally Recognised?Yes
Course CodeTAESS00011
Funding Available?Yes - ZipMoney - $0 deposit, six months interest free
Career PathwayThe 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.
Delivery Modes
  • Face-to-face plus ongoing online training
  • iClass+ course (interactive online) plus ongoing online learning
  • Distance course
  • RPL kit only
  • Corporate courses
Duration & WorkloadThe 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 is 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 via the online student portal. You can either work through the assessment workbooks on your computer or complete a printed version by hand.
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
  • Intensive+ face-to-face workshop plus online learning – Check the above schedule for course dates
  • iClass+ course plus online learning – Check the schedule for start dates (you can then attend sessions in any order you choose)
  • Distance+ course – Start now!
  • RPL – Start now!
  • Corporate courses and group pricing – Enquire now!
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Awarded ByPlenty Training (RTO #32371)

Our Intensive+ class offers students the incredible opportunity to complete all practical assessment tasks^ under the guidance of a qualified trainer.

The Intensive+ program consists of:

  • Five days of face-to-face training
  • Trainer-led interactive online session covering unit TAEASS402 (one-day)
  • Completion of all practical assessment activities^ in the face-to-face or interactive online environments
  • Pre-class activities covering some course theory and class preparation
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Weekly trainer-led Q&A support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar

^ A practical assessment activity is defined as an assessment task where you must have access to other individuals, groups or a qualified trainer and assessor to meet the task requirements. For example short answer questions are not considered a practical activity.

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.


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

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

Week Day Schedule Intensive Workshop Units
Monday TAEASS401 Plan Assessment Activities and Processes
Tuesday TAEASS403 Participate in Assessment Vallidation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
Wednesday TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
TAEASS403 Participate in Assessment Validation
Thursday TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
TAEASS403 Participate in Assessment Validation
Friday TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools
TAEASS403 Participate in Assessment Validation

2. Interactive online session: You will attend a one-day online class for the unit TAEASS402. This session is interactive and will be delivered via the Adobe Connect platform.

3. Online learning and support: students have access to recorded tutorials covering unit assessment information and weekly trainer-led Q&A sessions. All virtual classes are recorded and made available to students on-demand via their online student portal.

4. 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.

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

Intensive+ classes for this course are available in all locations where the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is delivered. The course dates shown in the schedule on this page are not representative of all class dates that may be available. Potential course dates for all locations can be found HERE. To check availability for any of these dates or to enrol please call 1800 786 651.

Our iClass+ course offers students the incredible opportunity to complete all practical assessment tasks^ under the guidance of a qualified trainer in an
online environment.

The iClass+ course program consists of:

  • Five days of interactive online training delivered via a cluster
  • Cluster delivered in two segments to provide greater flexibility
  • Interactive online session covering unit TAEASS402 (one-day)
  • Completion of all practical assessment activities^ in the interactive online environments
  • Pre-class activities covering some course theory and class preparation
  • Recorded lessons covering course unit theory available 24/7
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Weekly trainer-led Q&A support sessions
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Independent learning and assessment activities
  • Access to live orientation webinar

The iClass+ course option offers students comprehensive trainer support via an interactive online learning platform (Adobe Connect).

^ A practical assessment activity is defined as an assessment task where you must have access to other individuals, groups or a qualified trainer and assessor to meet the task requirements. For example short answer questions are not considered a practical activity.


The iClass+ course consists of the following components:

1. A five-day class delivered via one clusters (assessment): You will attend a total of five days via interactive online sessions delivered via the Adobe Connect platform. These workshops may be attended over five days weeks consecutively, or attended as a two-day segment (TAEASS401 and TAEASS403) and a three-day segment (TEASS502).  These sessions will cover all practical assessment activities included within the TAESS00011 skill set course. Pre-class activities covering unit theory lessons and pre-class preparation are required for each cluster. Please allow approximately eight hours to complete the pre-class activities for each cluster.

Units are delivered in the following order (delivery order may change without notice):

ASSESSMENT
CLUSTER
Day One TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
Day Two TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
Day Three TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
Day Four TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
Day Five TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

2. Additional interactive online sessions: You will attend a total of one day online for unit TAEASS402 (one-day). This session is interactive and will be delivered via the Adobe Connect platform.

3. Online learning and support: You have access to recorded unit theory webinars, recorded tutorials covering unit assessment information and weekly trainer-led Q&A sessions.

4. Out-of-class activities: You will 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.

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

Our Distance+ course offers students the opportunity to complete their studies at their own pace. Our distance course offers students access to a wealth of recorded resources to help them complete their studies.

The Distance+ course consists of:

  • Recorded webinars covering all course unit theory (available 24/7)
  • Recorded online tutorials covering unit assessment ‘how to’ information
  • Interactive online TAEASS402 Assess Competence workshop^
  • Optional delivery workshop (additional fees apply; subject to availability)
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • FREE weekly Q&A assessment support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar
  • Independent learning and self-paced assessment activities

^ Availability in our new interactive online TAEASS402 workshops is limited to provide the best student experience. Students must have access to a computer with audio and webcam (or smartphone) functionality to attend this workshop. View the schedule for our TAEASS402 workshop. This unit should be completed towards the end of the course so there is plenty of time to enrol now and book into this workshop later.


The Distance+ course consists of a combination of:

  • Self-paced learning and assessment: Distance learning students access their learning materials electronically, interact with their instructors and assessors via telephone or email, and submit their completed assessments via the Learner Portal. Your Learner Guide and Assessment Workbook is included in the Learner Portal, and you will work through these at your own pace.
  • Independent learning and assessment activities: Wherever possible, it will be beneficial to consider and integrate your learning into your professional practice

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.

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.

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.

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

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 will be in touch soon.

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

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

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

  • 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 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 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.

1. Distance+ course:  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. 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.


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.

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.