Design and Develop Assessment Tools

About the course

Designed for experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services, this unit describes 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.

Learing outcomes

Students should achieve the following learning outcomes on successful completion of the course

  • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
  • Design the assessment tool
  • Develop the assessment tool
  • Review and trial the assessment tool

Learning strategies

Learing will take place in a classroom face to face environment led by an industry qualified TAE trainer. PowerPoint presentation, case studies, classroom exercises and group discussion will form the learning strategies.

Assessment strategies

Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner, consisting of short answer questions, research, and workplace-based projects. In case, learners are unable to find a real life workplace for their project, a simulation may be arranged in the classroom. The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit including developing at least three assessment tools that support different assessment methods, and address at least one unit of competency each.

Each assessment tool must:

  • include the instruments for collecting evidence, reflecting the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and related instructions to the assessor/s and candidates
  • show how the contextual needs of different environments are addressed

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can demonstrate current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of some of the units in this course, please consult with your trainer to apply for recognition.

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Training Design and Development TAE50216.
  • Design and develop assessment tools (TAEASS502)

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