Unit of competency details

TAEASS402 - Assess competence (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 10/Mar/2017
(View details for release 1) Replaced06/Apr/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TAEASS402B - Assess competenceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 05/Apr/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 3.1-4.0 
TAE - Training and Education Training PackageTraining and Education Training Package 2.1 
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 2.0 
MAR - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 5.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 1.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI31918 - Certificate III in Mechanical Rail SignallingCertificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling 
TAE40116 - Certificate IV in Training and AssessmentCertificate IV in Training and Assessment 
RGR50118 - Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer) 
RGR40418 - Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer)Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer) 
PPM50116 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process ManagementDiploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management 
PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking OperationsCertificate IV in Papermaking Operations 
PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping OperationsCertificate IV in Pulping Operations 
PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking OperationsCertificate III in Papermaking Operations 
PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping OperationsCertificate III in Pulping Operations 
PMC40116 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral ProductsCertificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products 
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Classifications

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 

Comments 

Release 2

This was first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Release 2.1.

Minor update to Assessment Conditions.

Release 1

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

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement an assessment plan, and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools.

It applies to teachers, trainers and assessors in enterprises and registered training organisations (RTOs) and those providing assessment advisory services.

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

Unit Sector

Assessment

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for the assessment

1.1 Interpret assessment planning documentation and applicable organisational, legal and ethical requirements for conducting the assessment and confirm with the relevant people

1.2 Access and interpret units of competency that are to be used as benchmarks for assessment, and the nominated assessment tools, to confirm the requirements for the evidence to be collected

1.3 Determine opportunities for integrated assessment activities and document any changes to the assessment instruments, where required

1.4 Determine opportunities for evidence-gathering in actual or simulated activities, through consultation with the candidate and relevant personnel

1.5 Conduct a candidate briefing and explain, discuss and agree on the details of the planned assessment

1.6 Arrange identified material and physical resource requirements

1.7 Identify any specialist support requirements for the assessment, and organise if necessary

2. Gather quality evidence

2.1 Use agreed assessment methods and tools to gather, organise and document evidence in a format suitable for determining competence

2.2 Apply the principles of assessment and rules of evidence in gathering quality evidence

3. Support the candidate

3.1 Discuss and guide candidates in gathering their own evidence to support the recognition of prior learning (RPL)

3.2 Use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills to develop a professional relationship with the candidate that reflects sensitivity to individual differences and enables two-way feedback

3.3 Make decisions on reasonable adjustments with the candidate, based on the candidate’s needs and characteristics

3.4 Access specialist support, if required, in accordance with the assessment plan

3.5 Address any workplace health and safety (WHS) risk to a person or equipment immediately

4. Make the assessment decision

4.1 Assess the collected evidence, and to evaluate whether it reflects the evidence required to demonstrate competence

4.2 Use judgement to infer whether competence has been demonstrated, based on the available evidence

4.3 Make the assessment decision in line with agreed assessment procedures and according to the agreed assessment plan

4.4 Provide clear and constructive feedback to the candidate regarding the assessment decision, and clearly document follow-up, if required

5. Record and report the assessment decision

5.1 Record assessment outcomes promptly and accurately

5.2 Complete and submit required assessment documentation, according to assessment procedures and confidentiality conventions

5.3 Inform other relevant parties of the assessment decision, according to confidentiality conventions

6. Review the assessment process

6.1 Review the assessment process in consultation with candidates and other relevant people to improve future practice

6.2 Document and record the review according to relevant assessment system policies and procedures

Foundation Skills

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

Skill 

Performance 

Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1

  • Accesses and interprets procedural and compliance documentation relevant to the assessment process
  • Examines and evaluates assessment evidence

Writing

1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.2

  • Completes workplace documentation accurately using appropriate language and following organisational requirements

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.4, 4.4, 5.3, 6.1

  • Communicates information and assessment process requirements clearly, using techniques appropriate to the audience and environment
  • Interacts appropriately with candidates to build rapport and understanding, and obtain specific information to support the assessment process

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 3.5, 5.3

  • Identifies, confirms and takes responsibility for adherence to legal and ethical requirements
  • Recognises, and follows, explicit and implicit protocols and meets expectations associated with own role

Interact with others

1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 5.3, 6.1

  • Adjusts personal communication style in recognition of the values and experiences of others to build rapport
  • Cooperates and collaborates with others and contributes to activities requiring joint responsibility and accountability

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2

  • Uses systematic, analytical processes in complex, non-routine situations, gathering information, and identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteria
  • Organises work according to specific requirements taking some responsibility for decisions regarding the format of information
  • With guidance, reviews the effectiveness of solutions in relation to the set goals

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

TAEASS402 Assess competence

TAEASS402B Assess competence

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=35337905-785d-4f93-8777-e9991ad4c6c3

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This was first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Release 2.1.

Minor update to Assessment Conditions.

Release 1

This version first released with TAE Training and Education Training Package Release 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:

  • assessment of at least five candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context against at least one endorsed or accredited unit of competency according to the organisation's assessment processes and practices.
  • using recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes in the assessment of at least one candidate (which may be one of the five candidates above)
  • making reasonable adjustments in the assessment of at least one candidate.

The assessments must be undertaken under the supervision of a qualified assessor and cover an entire unit of competency for each candidate, including:

  • the application of different assessment methods and instruments involving a range of activities and events
  • using two-way communication and feedback with the candidate
  • exercising judgement in making the assessment decision
  • recording and reporting assessment outcomes in accordance with the assessment system and organisational, legal and ethical requirements

reviewing the assessment process.

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, including:
  • VET as a competency-based system
  • how competency based assessment differs from other types of assessment
  • competency standards as the basis of qualifications
  • structure and application of competency standards
  • the principles of assessment and how they are applied
  • the distinction between assessment tools and assessment instruments
  • the rules of evidence and how they are applied
  • the range of assessment purposes and assessment contexts, including RPL
  • different assessment methods, including suitability for gathering various types of evidence, suitability for the content of units, and resource requirements and associated costs
  • reasonable adjustments and when they are applicable
  • types and forms of evidence, including assessment instruments that are relevant to gathering different types of evidence used in competency-based assessment, including RPL
  • the training and assessment strategies, including policies and procedures established by the industry, organisation or training authority
  • RPL policies and procedures established by the organisation
  • cultural sensitivity and equity considerations in assessment activities
  • current legislative requirements relevant to the assessor and the assessment process
  • workplace health and safety (WHS) responsibilities associated with assessing competence, including:
  • requirements for reporting hazards and incidents
  • emergency procedures
  • procedures for the use of relevant personal protective equipment
  • the safe use and maintenance of relevant equipment
  • sources of WHS information.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in a real assessment environment. The assessment environment must include access to assessment tools and recording materials.

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

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=35337905-785d-4f93-8777-e9991ad4c6c3

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