Unit of competency details

TAEASS403B - Participate in assessment validation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validationUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Addition of performance criteria. 05/Apr/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to TAEASS403A - Participate in assessment validationThis unit replaces TAEASS403A Participate in assessment validation. 11/Oct/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 12/Oct/2011

Training packages that include this unit

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MEA11 - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 1.0-2.0 
PMB07 - Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training PackagePlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package 2.0 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.1-2.3 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0-4.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 8.2-8.4 
MEA - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 1.0-1.4 
PMA08 - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training PackageChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package 4.0-5.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.1 
PMC10 - Manufactured Mineral ProductsManufactured Mineral Products 1.1 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.2-1.3 
RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 3.0-3.2 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 1.0-4.1 
PUA12 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 1.0-2.1 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.0-2.0 
TAE10 - Training and EducationTraining and Education 2.0-3.4 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.1-2.2 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 4.1 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 4.0-4.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 5.0-5.1 
HLT - HealthHealth 1.0-8.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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HLT41112 - Certificate IV in Ambulance CommunicationsCertificate IV in Ambulance CommunicationsSuperseded
CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and ManagementCertificate IV in Dance Teaching and ManagementSuperseded1-4 
FDF40811 - Certificate IV in Advanced BakingCertificate IV in Advanced BakingSuperseded
FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical ManufacturingCertificate IV in Pharmaceutical ManufacturingSuperseded
PUA40212 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)Superseded1-2 
HLT41812 - Certificate IV in PathologyCertificate IV in PathologyDeleted1-2 
FDF30111 - Certificate III in Food ProcessingCertificate III in Food ProcessingSuperseded3-4 
RII40315 - Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground)Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground)Superseded
RII41215 - Certificate IV in Well Servicing OperationsCertificate IV in Well Servicing OperationsSuperseded
HLT41115 - Certificate IV in Health CareCertificate IV in Health CareSuperseded
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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  02/Oct/2012 
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Released with TAE10 Training and Education Training Package version 2.0

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process.

Application of the Unit

This unit typically applies to those participating in assessment validation. It does not address leading the validation process.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare for validation

1.1 Discuss and confirm the approach to validation according to defined purposes, context, and relevant assessment system policies and procedures 

1.2 Analyse relevant benchmarks for assessment  and agree on the evidence needed to demonstrate competence

1.3 Arrange materials  for validation activities 

2. Contribute to validation process

2.1 Demonstrate active participation  in validation sessions and activities using appropriate communication skills

2.2 Participate in validation sessions and activities by applying the principles of assessment and rules of evidence

2.3 Check all documents used in the validation process for accuracy and version control

3. Contribute to validation outcomes

3.1 Collectively discuss validation findings to support improvements in the quality of assessment

3.2 Discuss, agree and record recommendations to improve assessment practice

3.3 Implement changes to own assessment practice, arising from validation

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • planning skills to participate in validation activities within agreed timeframes
  • problem-solving skills to identify information that is inconsistent, ambiguous or contradictory
  • evaluation skills to:
  • determine evidence requirements from competency standards
  • review assessment process, tools and methods
  • review collected evidence
  • communication skills to share information in validation meetings.

Required knowledge 

  • how to interpret competency standards and other related assessment information to determine the evidence needed to demonstrate competence, including:
  • criterion-referenced assessment as distinct from norm-referenced assessment
  • various reasons for carrying out validation and the different approaches to validation that may be appropriate before, during and after assessment
  • critical aspects of validation, including validation of assessment processes, methods and products
  • relevant OHS legislation, codes of practice, standards and guidelines, impacting on assessment
  • legal and ethical requirements of assessors, particularly in relation to validation activities
  • principles of assessment
  • rules of evidence.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • actively participate in a minimum of two validation sessions or meetings which, in combination, address the critical aspects of validation using different validation approaches and activities
  • clearly explain purposes of validation and the legal and ethical responsibilities of assessors
  • collate documentation relating to validation process in a logical manner
  • demonstrate communication and liaison with relevant people
  • provide feedback and interpret documentation in validation sessions
  • record contribution to validation findings.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Evidence must be gathered in the workplace wherever possible. Where no workplace is available, a simulated workplace must be provided.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • assessment reports and records
  • other documentation relevant to validation.

Method of assessment 

Guidance information for assessment 

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Assessment system policies and procedures  may include:

  • candidate selection
  • rationale and purpose of competency-based assessment
  • assessment records, and data and information management
  • recognition of current competency, recognition of prior learning and credit arrangements
  • assessment reporting procedures
  • assessment appeals
  • candidate grievances and complaints
  • validation
  • evaluation and internal audit
  • costs and resourcing
  • access and equity, and reasonable adjustment
  • partnership arrangements
  • links with human resource or industrial relations system
  • links with overall quality management system.

Benchmarks for assessment: 

  • refers to criterion against which the candidate is assessed
  • may be one or more units of competency or assessment criteria of course curricula.

Materials  may include:

  • assessment tools
  • samples of collected evidence
  • documentation outlining the basis of assessment decisions
  • reports and records of assessment decisions
  • samples of benchmarks of appropriate evidence
  • Assessment Guidelines of the relevant training packages
  • information from the evidence guide of the relevant units of competency.

Validation activities  may include:

  • analysing and reviewing:
  • assessment tools
  • collected evidence
  • assessment decisions and records of assessment outcomes
  • other aspects of assessment policies, processes and outcomes
  • recording evidence of validation processes and outcomes.

Participation  may include comparison and evaluation of:

  • assessment practices
  • assessment plans
  • interpretation of units of competency
  • assessment methods and instruments
  • assessment decisions
  • collected evidence.

Unit Sector(s)


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