Unit of competency details

TAEASS301 - Contribute to assessment (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to TAEASS301B - Contribute to assessmentUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 05/Apr/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 06/Apr/2016

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TAE - Training and Education Training PackageTraining and Education Training Package 2.0-3.0 
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 4.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 3.0-4.2 
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 2.0-3.1 
PUA - Public SafetyPublic Safety 1.0-1.1 
PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 2.0 
PMC - Manufactured Mineral ProductsManufactured Mineral Products 1.0 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 1.0 
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 1.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 2.0-3.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 2.0-4.0 
CPP - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 9.0-10.3 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 3.0-6.1 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 5.0-6.0 
AMP - Australian Meat Processing Training PackageAustralian Meat Processing Training Package 2.0-4.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 4.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

TAE40116 - Certificate IV in Training and AssessmentCertificate IV in Training and Assessment1-2 
RII40515 - Certificate IV in Resource ProcessingCertificate IV in Resource Processing
RII40315 - Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground)Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground)
RII40115 - Certificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations2-3 
RGR50319 - Diploma of Horse Stud ManagementDiploma of Horse Stud Management
RGR50118 - Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)1-2 
RGR40619 - Certificate IV in Horse BreedingCertificate IV in Horse Breeding
RGR40419 - Certificate IV in Greyhound Racing IndustryCertificate IV in Greyhound Racing Industry
RGR40418 - Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer)Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer)
PUA50919 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 070109 Teacher Education: Vocational Education And Training  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 070109 Teacher Education: Vocational Education And Training  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Version 2.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the assessment process.

It applies to a person with technical or vocational expertise who is in a supervisory or mentoring/coaching work role, and for whom collecting the evidence for assessment is an adjunct to principal work responsibilities. The unit applies to those involved in collecting evidence for assessment against units of competency or accredited courses.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector


Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process

1.1 Discuss and confirm the purpose of the assessment with relevant people

1.2 Discuss and confirm benchmarks for assessment with the qualified assessor

1.3 Access, read and clarify assessment plan with the qualified assessor

1.4 Discuss and agree with the qualified assessor specific responsibilities in gathering evidence, and the types of evidence to be gathered

2. Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering

2.1 Access and confirm relevant assessment system policies and procedures, organisational, legal and ethical requirements, and other relevant advice on assessment

2.2 Clarify the nominated assessment tools and methods for collecting evidence with the qualified assessor, to ensure that the procedures to be followed, and the instruments to be used are clear

2.3 Discuss and confirm with the relevant people the assessment context, including the candidate’s characteristics and any need for reasonable adjustments

2.4 Confirm and arrange resource requirements in consultation with relevant people

3. Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan

3.1 Explain the assessment process to the candidate, including the different responsibilities of the parties involved, and refer any candidate issues or concerns to the qualified assessor, prior to undertaking assessment activities

3.2 Use assessment instruments to gather quality evidence within the available time and resources, according to organisational, legal and ethical requirements

4. Record and report findings

4.1 Organise and provide evidence to the qualified assessor in a format suitable for analysis according to the assessment system’s policies and procedures

4.2 Actively seek feedback from the qualified assessor on whether evidence-gathering activities meet the principles of assessment, and whether the evidence collected meets the rules of evidence

4.3 Document areas for improvement in collecting evidence for future assessment activities

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.







  • Seeks feedback to build knowledge to improve process and professional practice


1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2

  • Sources and interprets procedural, and compliance information


1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 4.1, 4.3

  • Completes workplace documentation accurately using the appropriate language

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1

  • Communicates information and process requirements clearly, based on techniques appropriate to the audience and environment
  • Uses appropriate speaking and listening techniques to obtain specific information, and to support the assessment process

Navigate the world of work

2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.1

  • Accesses, confirms and takes responsibility for adherence to policies, procedures, and legal and ethical requirements

Interact with others


  • Asks questions to clarify understanding, and seeks feedback and further information

Get the work done

3.1, 4.1

  • Organises work according to defined requirements, taking some responsibility for decisions regarding the format of information

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

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previous version 


Equivalence status 

TAEASS301 Contribute to assessment

TAEASS301B Contribute to assessment

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, including:

  • clarifying the role to be taken during the assessment
  • clarifying the assessment plan with the qualified assessor, including agreement about:
  • what evidence will be collected
  • how the evidence will be collected
  • carrying out a minimum of three evidence-gathering activities and, on each occasion:
  • document evidence in a clear and concise manner
  • document feedback from others involved in the assessment

reporting findings to the qualified assessor, including an explanation of how the assessment meets the rules of evidence on each of the three occasions.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge to effectively complete the task outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • competency-based assessment
  • the principles of assessment
  • the rules of evidence
  • the different purposes of assessment
  • the diversity of assessment contexts
  • different types of evidence
  • evidence-gathering methods
  • the purpose and features of assessment tools, and assessment plans
  • potential barriers and processes relating to evidence-gathering procedures, and assessment processes
  • the organisational policies and procedures relevant to this unit of competency.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Conditions must be typical of those experienced in the training and assessment environment, and include access to qualified assessors for consultation.

Assessors must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


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