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Individuals wishing to obtain the assessment competencies to work as assessors at Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and organisations that assess nationally recognised qualifications.

The skill set consists of 4 units of competency:

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and pricesses
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

 Please note: To complete this unit you must have the following:

  • Candidates MUST have access to a qualified assessor that holds any of these qualifications TAE40110 / TAE40116 / TAE50111 / TAE50116
  • Written, reading and spoken English to read and interpret a range of documentation, develop and draft various documents, use clear language to participate in verbal conversations
  • A computer with the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Word
  • Internet access using current browsers e.g. Safari, Chrome, Firefox
  • Candidates should have access to an operational training and assessment environment providing an opportunity for applying skills and knowledge and for undertaking relevant work activities that address the performance requirements of these units of competency.
  • Contact may be conducted via Skype/Zoom, so this capabilty needs to be considered



Distance Learning – you will have 4 months to complete this skill set



What you get

  • This skill set is the minimum qualification required for assessors within the national Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
  • This skill set consists of the 4 core assessment units from the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the Assessor Skill Set (TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes, TAEASS402 Assess competence, TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation, TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools)

What you learn

  • This skill set trains the essential vocational assessment activities including how to plan, implement and participate in competency based assessment activities and processes.
  • You will learn to design and develop assessment tools against national competency standards.
  • The Standards for RTO’s 2015 states that RTO’s must undertake validation activities.  This skill set enables you to understand the assessment process and participate in validation activities.


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