TAE40110: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE10: Training and Education Training Package

Recognition of Prior Learning Assessor RPL Tool Candidate Name:

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Mapping Matrix for Documentary Evidence Unit TAEASS401B: Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS401B: Plan assessment activities and processes

Evidence Requirements (tick relevant checkboxes) Assessment plans

Document No/s

 Documents are current (recent)  Documents are the candidate’s own

 range of assessment events / methods  different candidates / target groups  different competency standards  resources for conducting assessment  RPL assessment plan

S/NYS  S  NYS

work (authenticated)

TWO assessment plans are required one must document an assessment plan for RPL Assessment instruments

 Documents are current (recent)  Documents are the candidate’s own

 RPL instrument (eg competency conversation instrument)

work (authenticated)

 observation instrument containing guidance / benchmarks for assessor

 one practical activity instrument containing guidance for the candidate

 assessor guide for the practical activities  third party verification form  short answer written questioning instrument together with assessor guide containing benchmark answers

 oral questioning instrument for assessor containing questions and benchmark answers THREE assessment instruments are required

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Evidence Requirements (tick relevant checkboxes) Assessor comments on how assessment decision was made

Document No/s

Currency / Authenticity

S/NYS

Validity: Sufficiency TAEASS402B: Assess competence

 Documents are current (recent)  Documents are the candidate’s own

Assessment conducted by candidate for RPL

 a range of assessment methods  evidence of giving feedback to candidate  showing how assessment decision was made

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work (authenticated)

and any reasonable adjustments to assessment process

 correct recording and reporting of assessment TAEASS402B: Assess competence

decision Assessment conducted for a learning and assessment pathway

 Documents are current (recent)  Documents are the candidate’s own

 a range of assessment methods  evidence of giving feedback to candidate  showing how assessment decision was made

work (authenticated)

and any reasonable adjustments to assessment process

 correct recording and reporting of assessment decision TWO assessments are required, at different AQF levels Assessor comments on how assessment decision was made Validity: Sufficiency

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Third Party Verification of Competency The Candidate RPL Tool has a form for third party verification of competency. Instructions given to the candidate in that document are: The following forms are designed for completion by your supervisor, manager or a lead trainer/assessor colleague, in order to authenticate your work experience and verify your competency in each of the units that comprise the above qualification. If possible, the third party completing the forms should be a qualified assessor currently working in a training and/or assessment role. This will enable the third party verification to be given more weight than just supplementary evidence. They should hold one of the following qualifications and submit a certified copy of their certificate together with these forms, duly completed.   

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The questions are predominantly aligned to the Critical Aspects of Evidence (CAE). In other words, the third party is confirming that the candidate has actually performed the various activities. The third party is instructed as follows: Please tick each box where you can confirm from your own knowledge that the candidate has performed the activities. (It is not necessary to tick every box.) This means that you will need to check the form carefully and identify any gaps. If there are no gaps in the third party form, this will give strong evidence to address all of the CAE. The third party verification will therefore supplement the documentary evidence requirements. The third party has not been specifically asked to confirm the quality of the candidate’s work. This is something you may choose to discuss with the third party, and make notes to supplement your own evaluation of the candidate’s quality of work. Ideally, the third party will be a qualified assessor. In this case you should ensure that a certified copy of the third party’s qualification is submitted with the RPL application. This will also be evidence of authenticity. If the third party is not a qualified assessor, you MUST authenticate the evidence by telephoning or otherwise speaking to the third party - or receive the verification under cover of the organisation’s letterhead. Use the summative assessment matrix in the Candidate RPL Tool to record your review of the third party verification.

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Competency Conversation Instrument Question Bank No 1.

Question (tick if answer is satisfactory

Mapping

 Identify the legislative requirements that you need to comply with in your job role both as a trainer / assessor in the VET sector and also in the workplace generally.

 Name the relevant Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Standards that apply throughout Australia and summarise the key areas that you must comply with in each.

 Include a definition of “duty of care” in common law.

Assessor notes of candidate’s responses

Benchmark criteria for answers (tick when candidate discusses)

 The Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005 - Commonwealth Act that deals with funding arrangements for VET training

 Anti-Discrimination legislation (Cwth) - must comply with principles of Access and Equity and promote inclusivity.

 Age Discrimination Act 2004  Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986  Disability Discrimination Act 1992  Racial Discrimination Act 1975  Sex Discrimination Act 1984  Fair Work Act, 2009 (Cwth) and Regulations - controls workplace relations, EEO, safety net for employees, repeals some enterprise agreements

 Commonwealth Safe Work Act 2009 - employer to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Act also governs workers compensation arrangements. Critical for a trainer / assessor to always do a risk assessment and not put the safety of others at risk.

 The Code of Practice for Assessors - in Training Packages - 19 rules that must be complied with to ensure candidate is treated fairly and confidentiality / privacy is complied with.

 AQTF 2010 Essential Conditions and Standards for Initial Registration - RTOs must TAE40110_Assessor RPL Tool_SAMPLE © Sandy Welton

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 AQTF 2010 Essential Conditions and Standards for Continuing Registration - RTOs must comply (audited) to keep scope for qualifications

 Duty of care - should define to the effect that all people have a duty of care not to cause harm to others through act or inaction, if it can be reasonably foreseen that harm will result. Harm can include physical, mental and damage to property or reputation.

 Candidate may also refer to:  State Acts eg Workplace Health and Safety Act (Qld) 1995 and Regulations 2008.

Risk Management Code of Practice or other relevant Codes of Practice for their area of work (eg Electrical, Mining, Drilling, Transport)

 Copyright laws - plagiarism and intellectual property  Privacy laws - security of personal information  Environmental legislation (air quality, noise and vibration, waste management, water quality, land management / vegetation)

Assessment and reasons for assessment:

 Satisfactory  Not Satisfactory (knowledge gaps identified and explained above) No 2.

Question (tick if answer is satisfactory

Mapping

VET training and assessment is called “competency-based”. Explain the following terms in the context of competency based training and assessment.

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Benchmark criteria for answers (tick when candidate discusses)

 work-focused - as opposed to education which is concerned with developing the individual in a generic fashion, competency based training and assessment focuses skills and knowledge to do a job.

 criterion referenced - the criterion being the competency standard (benchmark).

Choices are only C and NYC - no grades. Norm referenced gives a grade and calculates the “pass level” as a percentage of the group’s overall performance. Criterion referenced assesses against the competency standard. Norm referenced assesses in comparison with other candidates.

 standards based - competency standards (units of competency) are the benchmarks.

For accredited courses the modules are the benchmarks. Training Package endorsed components are AQF levels, Assessment Guidelines and Competency Standards. These give a clear standard that the candidate must achieve.

 evidence based - benchmarks clearly state the evidence which must be collected and assessed in the form of demonstrating performance criteria, required knowledge and required skills. Evidence guide in each unit states what evidence must be collected as a minimum.

Assessment and reasons for assessment:

 Satisfactory  Not Satisfactory (knowledge gaps identified and explained above)

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Practical Activities The following instructions have been given to the candidate: The following section contains practical activities for each of the units. Your assessor will advise whether you need to complete any of the following practical activities. Where sufficient evidence is available through questioning, documentary evidence and third party verification, the practical activities will not be required. Evidence must be gathered in the workplace wherever possible. Where no workplace is available, a simulated workplace will be provided by your assessor.

The practical activities will only be necessary if, in your opinion as a qualified and experienced assessor, the: 

Documentary Evidence



Third Party Verification



Employability Skills questionnaire; and



Competency Conversation



Observation of Delivery / Presentation

do not provide sufficient evidence of competency. They are particularly relevant where documentary evidence does not address all of the critical aspects of evidence, as they have been designed for the candidate to provide the relevant evidence. The practical activities are also mapped to all of the performance criteria and all required skills. After you have assessed all of the evidence, you should advise the candidate if you require any practical activities to be completed and submitted. You may select only one or two activities from each sector, and for this reason the activities are all internally mapped.

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Summative Assessment Matrix KEY D

Workplace Documents / Documentary Evidence - refer to mapping matrix and tick where evidence is submitted and satisfactory

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Third Party Verification

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Employability skills questionnaire

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Competency Conversation / Questioning

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Observation of delivery

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Practical Activities

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SUFFICIENT - tick if evidence is sufficient

Assessor to complete This matrix is intended as a tool for you, the assessor, to summarise the evidence submitted and to assist you in determining whether evidence is sufficient. Tick the columns where evidence is satisfactory. Tick the SUFFICIENT column if evidence is sufficient to confirm competency NOTE: Practical activities are optional at your expert discretion. D 

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TAEASS401B: Plan assessment activities and processes Determine assessment approach   

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Prepare the assessment plan

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Develop assessment instruments

RS 1.

•cognitive interpretation skills

RS 2.

•technology skills

RS 3.

•research and evaluation skills

RS 4.

•literacy skills

RS 5.

•communication skills

RS 6.

•interpersonal skills

RK 1.

•ethical and legal requirements of an assessor •competency-based assessment

RK 2. RK 3.

RK 4.

RK 5.

•different purposes of assessment and different assessment contexts, including RPL •how to read and interpret the identified competency standards as the benchmarks for assessment •how to contextualise competency standards within relevant guidelines

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•four principles of assessment and how they guide the assessment process RK 7. •purpose and features of evidence, and different types of evidence used in competency-based assessments, including RPL RK 8. •rules of evidence and how they guide evidence collection RK 9. •different types of assessment methods, including suitability for collecting various types of evidence RK 10. •assessment tools and their purpose; different types of tools; relevance of different tools for specific evidencegathering opportunities CAE 1. •plan and organise the assessment   process on a minimum of two occasions CAE 2. •collect evidence that demonstrates:   ◦documented assessment plans ◦having covered a range of assessment events ◦catering for a number of candidates ◦different competency standards or accredited curricula ◦an RPL assessment ◦contextualisation of competency standards and the selected assessment tools, where required ◦incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies ◦development of simple assessment instruments for use in the process ◦organisational arrangements. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS ES 1. Communication   RK 6.

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Teamwork

ES 3.

Problem solving

ES 4.

Initiative and enterprise

ES 5.

Planning and organising

ES 6.

Self-management

ES 7.

Learning

ES 8.

Technology

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