TAESS00011

Assessor Skill Set

Get qualified as an assessor within the national VET sector

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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!

Delivery Modes Intensive+ iClass+ Distance+
Location Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online
Duration Up to Six months
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Overview

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.

Why choose Plenty

We provide a high-quality environment where people learn the skills they need, where we can qualify their expertise and they can ultimately achieve their goals.

Flexible delivery options

Face-to-face classes

Five-days of face-to-face training, one day of online training (total six days), plus comprehensive ongoing interactive and self-paced online training and support

Interactive online classes

Five-days of practical and interactive online iClasses+, one day of online training (total six days), plus comprehensive ongoing interactive and self-paced online training and support

Online, self-paced course

Self-paced learning and assessment with recorded webinars available online 24/7

The 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).

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Price & Delivery

Intensive+ Class
Face-to-face

Five-days of face-to-face training, one day of online training (total six days), plus comprehensive ongoing interactive and self-paced online training and support:

$1,490

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
  • Out-of-class assessment activities
  • Weekly trainer-led study support sessions
  • Live online orientation webinar
  • NO vocational placement required!
  • Independent learning and assessment activities

^ 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.


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.

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for those who have all of the training and assessment skills and experience covered for this qualification and who wish to undertake an assessment-only process. Review our RPL page for more information.

iClass+ course
Interactive online

Five-days of practical and interactive online iClasses+, one day of online training (total six days), plus comprehensive ongoing interactive and self-paced online training and support:

$1,190

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.

Distance+ course
Online, self-paced

Recorded lessons and self-paced learning:

$890

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.

Corporate Training
Group-training

Plenty Training specialises in conducting customised 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 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.

Compare study options
Format Intensive+ iClass+ Distance+
Five- days face-to-face & one-day online (Six days total) plus online learningFive-days of iClasses & one-day online (Six-days total) plus online learningOnline, self-paced classes. Self-paced learning and recorded webinars
FeatureMost supported pathwayAll the benefits, onlineFor independent learners
Maximum class size2020N/A
Investment$1,490$1,190$890
TechnologyIn person and Adobe ConnectAdobe ConnectN/A
Complete all practical assessments in class
Project task assessments in break-out rooms
Recorded theory lessons
Webinar tutorials on assessment tasks
Live webinar-based study sessions
One-day iClass+ to cover TAEASS402
Closed Facebook page for student project collaboration
Six-month enrolment

Assessment

Discover the assessment requirements for each of the units included in the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set. The resources provided to students will vary depending on their selected pathway. Find out how your selected pathway compares:

  • 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

Duration: 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.

Assessment turnaround: The turnaround time for assessment submissions received by Plenty Training is approximately 20 working days from the date it is received. The 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.

Workload: This represents the notional duration of all activities required for the achievement of the learning outcomes. For students completing the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set the Volume of Learning is between 300 – 900 hours. This means a typical student will complete this course over six months with a minimum of 12 hours a week for the 26 weeks. Students completing this course via the Distance+ pathway and who need to organise others to participate in activities with them may require more than the minimum hours per week when completing this course.

Schedule

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To view the dates for your desired pathway simply use the ‘Select your pathway’ filter below to see our upcoming dates.

  • The TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set Intensive+ classes is delivered over five days and is available in all locations where the full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment is delivered. The course dates shown below 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. Remember, you do NOT complete the full course in just five days.

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    • The TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set iClass+ classes are delivered over five days facilitated by the Adobe Connect platform. The course dates shown below are not representative of all iClass+ dates that may be available. View more potential course dates HERE. To check availability for any of these dates or to enrol please call 1800 786 651. Remember, you do NOT complete the full course in just five days.

Prerequisites

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.