Assess competence

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 TAEASS402A, 'Assess competence'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Assess competence' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for assessment

1.1. Interpret assessment plan and confirm organisational, legal and ethical requirements for conducting assessment with relevant people

1.2. Access and interpret relevant benchmarks for assessment and nominated assessment tools to confirm the requirements for evidence to be collected

1.3. Arrange identified material and physical resource requirements according to assessment system policies and procedures

1.4. Organise specialist support required for assessment

1.5. Explain, discuss and agree details of the assessment plan with candidate

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

2.3. Determine opportunities for evidence gathering in actual or simulated activities through consultation with the candidate and relevant personnel

2.4. Determine opportunities for integrated assessment activities and document any changes to assessment instruments where required

3. Support the candidate

3.1. Guide candidates in gathering their own evidence to support 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 candidate's needs and characteristics

3.4. Access required specialist support in accordance with the assessment plan

3.5. Address any OHS risk to person or equipment immediately

4. Make the assessment decision

4.1. Examine collected evidence and evaluate it to ensure that 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 assessment decision in line with agreed assessment procedures and according to agreed assessment plan

4.4. Provide clear and constructive feedback to candidate regarding the assessment decision and develop any follow-up action plan required

5. Record and report the assessment decision

5.1. Record assessment outcomes promptly and accurately

5.2. Complete and process an assessment report according to agreed assessment procedures

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 relevant people to improve own future practice

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAEASS402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA40710 - Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicle and Accessories Retailing
  • MSA40510 - Certificate IV in Recreational Vehicles
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA50108 - Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology
  • PMA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology
  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry
  • SFL50110 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • SIH40111 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • AUR30211 - Certificate III in Bicycles
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • CHC60208 - Advanced Diploma of Children's Services
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • FPI40310 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations
  • FPI40410 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • AVI50510 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)
  • TLI31910 - Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling
  • TLI50310 - Diploma of International Freight Forwarding
  • TLI31910 - Certificate III in Mechanical Rail Signalling
  • TLI50310 - Diploma of International Freight Forwarding
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF30810 - Certificate III in Plant Baking
  • FDF30110 - Certificate III in Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • HLT41107 - Certificate IV in Ambulance Communications
  • HLT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT43807 - Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT43207 - Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • HLT50407 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)
  • HLT41007 - Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)
  • HLT42007 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT40407 - Certificate IV in Health Supervision
  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • HLT50707 - Diploma of Hyperbaric Technology
  • CUA40211 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • MSA40311 - Certificate IV in Process Manufacturing
  • DEF52212 - Diploma of Compliance
  • DEF50712 - Diploma of Range Management
  • DEF51512 - Diploma of Military Leadership
  • DEF51712 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation
  • ICP40115 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts
  • ICP50115 - Diploma of Printing and Graphic Arts
  • ICP40515 - Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Mail House)
  • DEF55115 - Diploma of Range Management
  • CUA40915 - Certificate IV in Music Industry

And the skillsets: