Design and develop assessment tools – [TAEASS502]

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Learn how to acquire assessment tool design and development skills and knowledge required to successfully collect performance evidence that is authentic, valid, current and sufficient to effectively assess competence

SKU: TAEASS502 Category:


Nationally recognised training

The skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment can be acquired by successfully completing this unit. This competency reflects the role of any trainer and assessor responsible for designing and developing an assessment service to meet workplace performance and credentialing requirements. There are no specific prerequisites.

Why this course

Trainers and assessors with the TAE40110 qualification must be able to design and develop a range of assessment tools by 1 April 2019 to meet regulatory credentialing requirements. This credential is also a core unit in the Diploma. Successful completion enables a credit transfer.

Who should do this course?

Experienced training and assessing practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services in any industry.

Successful completion provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to:

  • Meet regulatory trainer and assessor credentialing requirements as applied from 1 April 2019.
  • Design and develop assessment tools
  • Improve your training and assessment performance
  • Meet professional development regulatory requirements by maintaining currency.

Structure and what to expect

This unit of competency may be delivered face to face or online to an individual or groups in a manner that best suits your circumstances. This credential includes a total of fifteen performance criteria (learning topics) and can be undertaken at your own pace in a manner that best meets your needs. The learning strategy adopted enables you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Design the assessment tool based on best suited assessment methods, including RPL, use of various assessment instruments, relevance to context, administration needs and compliance with principles of assessment.
  • Determine the focus of the assessment tool eg, target group of candidates, purpose of assessment, context for use, relevant benchmarks, industry requirements and related documentation.
  • Develop the assessment tool consisting of specific assessment instruments to collect authentic, valid, current and sufficient evidence, with clear assessor and student instructions regarding use in accordance with relevant organisational policies and procedures.
  • Review and trial the assessment tool against evaluation criteria, amend as required, conduct a trial to validate content and applicability, collect and document feedback and make amendments to the final tool accordingly.

Text and Materials Provided

We provide a learning guide either print based or in a pdf format, demonstrations, practical instructions, access to online media, including videos via our learning management system, other freely available supporting resources and a workbook.


An Australian Government endorsed Nationally recognised credential

Industry Engagement

We work closely with you and your employer to ensure your learning meets individual and industry needs.