Plan and organise assessment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAAASS401A, 'Plan and organise assessment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Determine focus of assessment


Candidate/s are identified/confirmed and the purpose/s and context of assessment are established/ confirmed with relevant people in accordance with legal/organisational/ethical requirements


The assessment strategy is accessed and used to guide the development of the assessment plan, where applicable


The benchmarks for assessment are identified/confirmed and accessed


Prepare the assessment plan


The assessment benchmarks are interpreted to determine the evidence and types of evidence needed to demonstrate competency in accordance with the rules of evidence


Where competency standards are used as benchmarks, all component parts of the competency standards, are addressed in defining and documenting the evidence to be collected


Any related documentation to support planning the assessment process is accessed and interpreted


Assessment methods and assessment tools are selected/confirmed which address the evidence to be collected in accordance with the principles of assessment


Specific material and physical resources required to collect evidence are identified and documented


Roles and responsibilities of all people involved in the assessment process are clarified, agreed and documented


Timelines and time periods for evidence collection are determined and all information to be included in the assessment plan is documented


The assessment plan is confirmed with relevant personnel


Contextualise and review assessment plan


Characteristics of the candidate/s and any allowances for reasonable adjustments and/or specific needs are identified/clarified with relevant people and documented


Where required, competency standards are contextualised, to reflect the operating environment in which assessment will occur, in accordance with contextualisation guidelines


Selected assessment methods and assessment tools are examined and adjusted, where required, to ensure continuing applicability taking into account: - any contextualisation of competency standards, - reasonable adjustment/s, where identified, - integration of assessment activities, where appropriate and practical, - capacity to support application for recognition of current competence


Adjusted assessment tools are reviewed to ensure the specifications of the competency standards are still addressed


The assessment plan is updated, as needed, to reflect ongoing contextualisation needs, any changes in organisational resource requirements or changes in response to the conduct of assessment


Assessment plan/s are stored and retrieved in accordance with assessment system policies and procedures and legal/organisational/ethical requirements


Organise assessment arrangements


Identified material and physical resource requirements are arranged in accordance with assessment system policies and procedures and legal/organisational/ethical requirements


Any specialist support required for assessment is organised and arranged in accordance with organisational/ethical/legal requirements, where required


Roles and responsibilities of all people involved in the assessment process are organised


Effective communication strategies are established to encourage regular communication flow and feedback with relevant people involved in the assessment process


Assessment record keeping and reporting arrangements are confirmed

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAAASS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40408 - Certificate IV in Racing (Greyhound Trainer)
  • RGR50108 - Diploma of Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • RGR40108 - Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SIR40107 - Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy