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TAEASS402B Assess Competence Sample Assignment

Assessment One – Written Questions

For each question, you must record your response in the space provided.

Q1a. E xplain what is meant by the term ‘competency-based assessment’.

Competency based assessment is a process where an assessor works with a trainee to collect evidence of competence, using the benchmarks provided by the unit standards that comprise the national qualifications. It is not about passing or failing a candidate and evidence collection is more than just setting a test.

Q1b. Why is this form of assessment desirable in the VET system?

This form of assessment is desirable in the vocational education system as it directly applies to real workplace skills and knowledge.

Q2. Briefly explain the difference between criterion-based and norm-referenced assessment.

Norm-referenced assessment involves ranking a learner against their peers once a task has been completed whereas criterion-based assessment involves measuring the learner’s performance against a prescribed benchmark. The candidate can either receive a competent or not yet competent outcome.

Q3. Why are competency standards used as the benchmark for assessing a candidate for a nationally recognised qualification?

It is fundamental that competency standards are used with trainees to guarantee that the skills and knowledge being learnt meet industry, legal and organisational requirements. These verified competencies are a proven record of tasks performed effectively and efficiently and most importantly, safely.

Q4. What parts of a unit of competency should you refer to in order to cover the assessment requirements? List each part and state why it must be met in terms of the rules of evidence.

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Pre-requisites –

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Knowledge evidence - describe what a learner must demonstrate in order to be considered competent. Assessment conditions describe the conditions under which a learner must demonstrate this, including any specific requirements for resources, trainers and assessors and the context for assessment.

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Performance evidence - As above.

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Assessment conditions – These describe the conditions under which a learner must demonstrate this, including any specific requirements for resources, trainers and assessors and the context for assessment.

Q5. Briefly describe how the principles of assessment are applied in the assessment planning process.

Principle

IMPACT ON THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Q6a. Name five (5) reasons for conducting assessment/RPL.

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Q6b. Assessment can take place in the actual workplace or a simulated work environment. What are the benefits of each context?

Q7a. List three (3) instances, which would allow an assessor to apply a reasonable adjustment to the assessment process, method or tool.

Scenario

Reasonable adjustment

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Q7b. Jody advised her assessor that she was recently injured in a car accident and would like to take the knowledge test to become an office manager orally rather than sit the 30-minute paper-based examination. Given this information, would you consider Jody’s request as a reasonable adjustment? Please explain why?

Q8. You must complete the table below by identifying the following for each assessment task:

  • The most effective assessment method to assess the learner’s competency
  • The assessment instrument you would use to collect the learner’s evidence
  • The resources required for the assessment
  • The suitability for evidence gathering based on the assessment method
  • The suitability of the assessment method based on the unit content
  • The associated costs of the resources (if relevant)

Unit of competency:

FDFRB3006A Bake sponges, cakes and cookies

Unit of competency:

AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes

Unit of competency:

BSBADM405 Organise meetings

Assessment task:

Baking a sponge cake

Assessment task:

Changing a car tyre

Assessment task:

Seeking RPL for organising meetings

Assessment method:

Assessment instrument:

Resources:

Suitability for evidence gathering:

Suitability of content:

Costs involved:

Q9. List three (3) assessment methods and for each example, list an appropriate assessment tool, a potential barrier and a relevant process when planning a competency-based assessment.

Assessment method

Assessment tool

Potential barrier

Process

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Q10. List the three (3) types of evidence and provide examples. Identify the most appropriate context for each evidence type.

Evidence type

Evidence examples

Context of assessment

Q11a. Explain how licensing can be a suitable option to avoid breaching copyright laws.

Q11b. How do the privacy laws affect the use of copyright assessment material?

Q12. Consider the range of legislative requirements that may impact on training and assessment in the vocational education sector and answer the following questions:

a. Who may have access to a student’s file, including their personal information and assessment results?

b. Where should the RTO record assessment results?

c. What steps must an RTO follow to maintain the security of students’ personal information?

d. What is plagiarism? What should an RTO do to manage plagiarism?

e. Why is it important to be aware of your student’s workplace, industrial awards and enterprise agreements? Provide an example.

f. As a trainer, how would you respond to a student who behaves in a way that discriminates or demeans another student or staff member?

g. Research your state/territory piece of legislation concerning equal employment opportunities, and explain how this piece of legislation affects the vocational education and training sector.

h. Research the national piece of legislation concerning racial discrimination, and explain how this piece of legislation affects the vocational education and training sector.

i. Research the national piece of legislation concerning disability discrimination, and explain how this piece of legislation affects the vocational education and training sector.

j. How would you respond to a student asking for information about workplace awards and employment conditions?

Q13. Explain an assessor’s duty of care to a candidate in relation to work health and safety concerns.

Q14. Describe how you may determine that a unit is suitable for integrated assessment.

Q15a. Research a RTO’s assessment policies and procedures and list them below. You must provide the web link as evidence of your research.

Q15b. Research a registered training organisation’s RPL policies and procedures and list them below. You must provide the web link as evidence of your research.

Q16a. List five (5) sources of WHS information you could access to identify hazards during an assessment activity.

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Q16b. List and explain two (2) emergency procedures that a trainer needs to be familiar with when assessing a learner. Your response must be approximately 200 words in length.

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Q16c. Name two (2) types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that could be used during an assessment activity. Explain the procedures for using each PPE. You may use the internet to conduct online research. Your response must be approximately 200 words in length.

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Q16d. List two (2) types of equipment (that is not PPE) to be used during an assessment activity. Explain how you will use each piece of equipment safely and the maintenance required.

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Q16e. When a hazard and incident is identified during assessment, explain how the event should be documented and who it should be referred to.

Q17. Select one unit of competency below, and research the licencing requirements relevant to the unit of competency you have selected. Where relevant, research the requirements respective to your state or territory.

  • SITHFAB002 - Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights

Q18. Identify (2) two cultures different from your own. These may be ethnic cultures or a cultural difference between generations or genders. Explain how you will assess these learners fairly in line with the fairness principle of assessment.

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Q19. Research a training package on www.training.gov.au and select a unit of competency within the package. Based on your selection, identify the components that are competency standards.

Training package (code and title):

Unit of competency (code and title):

Components of competency standards:

Assessment Two – Practical Assessment

PROJECT 1>

Assessment Instructions

You must discuss the RPL assessment process, conduct the assessment, and review the assessment process with one (1) candidate. Project 1 focuses on a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway.

Mandatory requirements include:

· You must conduct a Skype session with two (2) ilearn online assessors.

· You must have access to one (1) participant who will partake in the practical component with you.

  • The Skype session will be approximately 60 minutes in length.

· The assessment must be based on the “Project 1 – BSBADM307” set of documents.

· You will be assessed against the Observation Checklist (Internal).

  • The conditions in Table 1 apply.

Table 1

Acceptable Evidence

Unacceptable Evidence

The footage must clearly show you and the all participants for the entirety of the session.

The footage shows you with no participants.

Use a video camera or laptop webcam to participate in the Skype session.

Footage that shows you at the start but then takes focus away for the remainder of the session.

All audio levels (from you and the participants) must be clear throughout the Skype session.

Very low or inaudible voices of you (the student) and the participants.

PART 1: Prepare for the RPL assessment process

You must use the documents in the “Project 1 – BSBADM307” folder to conduct your session. ilearn online has prepared these documents for you to use during your session.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the items in “Project 1 – BSBADM307” folder:

  • Project 1 - RPL Assessment Tool includes:

o RPL assessment plan

o Self-assessment form

o Employer verification form 1

o Employer verification form 2

o RPL portfolio matrix (contains the unit requirements)

o Assessment record

o Assessment report

o Candidate feedback form

o Assessment process review

  • Doc 1. BSBADM307 Unit of Competency
  • Doc 2. BSBADM307 Assessment Requirements
  • Doc 3. Online calendar scheduling
  • Doc 4. Accountant confirmation email
  • Doc 5. Client confirmation email

According to the assessment plan, determine the most suitable support specialist for the learner group and record your findings below.

Specialist type

Services included

Relevance to the learners

Source of information (e.g. website)

PART 2: Conduct the RPL assessment

Use the “Project 1 – BSBADM307” RPL assessment tool to assess the candidate. The candidate will require access to the additional evidence documents to submit as part of their RPL application.

During the session, you must demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills with the candidate and the assessors. This session will require you to:

· Explain the RPL assessment process with the candidate and ilearn online assessors.

  • Questions to ask include:

o Are you aware of the evidence requirements?

o Do you require any specialist support to complete the RPL assessment?

o Is there anything you are unclear about regarding this RPL assessment?

· Assess the candidate’s evidence against the principles of assessment and rules of evidence.

· Finalise the RPL application by completing the following documents:

o Self-assessment form (to be completed by the candidate)

o RPL portfolio matrix

o Assessment record

o Assessment report

You must familiarise yourself with the Observation Checklist – two qualified assessors at ilearn online will assess your session against these checklist items.

Important: ilearn online will screen capture the Skype session. ilearn online will make this clear prior to the commencement of the Skype session.

PART 3: Review the RPL assessment process

During the session, you must demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills with the candidate and the assessors. Familiarise yourself with the Observation Checklist – two qualified assessors at ilearn online will assess your session against these checklist items.

  • All attendees: You must discuss each item within the assessment process review (see the RPL assessment tool) with the candidate and two (2) ilearn online assessors. At the end of the review, you must provide a completed assessment process review located within the RPL assessment tool document.
  • Candidate: The candidate must complete a candidate feedback form, located within the RPL assessment tool.

Important: ilearn online will screen capture the Skype session. ilearn online will make this clear prior to the commencement of the Skype session.

PART 4: Follow-up action plan

You must develop a follow-up action plan if the candidate is deemed not yet competent in the unit of competency. Use the template below.

Student name:

Unit of competency:

Gaps identified:

Scheduled learning activities:

Re-assessment date:

PROJECT 2

Assessment Instructions

You must discuss the assessment process, conduct the assessment, and review the assessment process with two (2) candidates. Project 2 focuses on formal assessment. Mandatory requirements include:

  • You must conduct a Skype session with two (2) ilearn online assessors.

· You must have access to two (2) participants who will partake in the practical component with you.

  • The Skype session will be approximately 60 minutes in length.

· The assessment must be based on the “Project 2 – BSBADM406” folder.

· You will be assessed against the Observation Checklist (Internal).

  • The conditions in Table 1 apply.

Table 1

Acceptable Evidence

Unacceptable Evidence

The footage must clearly show you and the all participants for the entirety of the session.

The footage shows you with no participants.

Use a video camera or laptop webcam to participate in the Skype session.

Footage that shows you at the start but then takes focus away for the remainder of the session.

All audio levels (from you and the participants) must be clear throughout the Skype session.

Very low or inaudible voices of you (the student) and the participants.

PART 1: Prepare for the formal assessment process

You must use the documents in the “TAEASS402B Project 2 – BSBADM406” folder to conduct your session. ilearn online has prepared these documents for you to use during your session.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the items in the “Project 2 – BSBADM406” folder:

  • Assessment plan
  • Assessment instrument 1: Written questionnaire
  • Assessment instrument 2: Project
  • Assessment instrument 3: Oral discussion
  • Assessment record
  • Assessment report
  • Candidate feedback form
  • Assessment process review

For the purpose of Project 2, both candidates will complete the “Project 2 – BSBADM406” assessment tool.

According to the assessment plan, determine the most suitable support specialist for the learner group and record your findings below.

Specialist type

Services included

Relevance to the learners

Source of information (e.g. website)

PART 2: Conduct the formal assessment

During the session, you must demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills with both candidates and the assessors. This session will require you to:

· Explain the assessment process with the candidate and ilearn online assessors.

  • Questions to ask include:

o Are you aware of the evidence requirements?

o Do you require any specialist support to complete the assessment?

o Is there anything you are unclear about regarding this assessment?

· Assess the candidate’s evidence against the principles of assessment and rules of evidence.

· Finalise the application by completing the following documents:

o Assessment record (for all assessment instruments - written questionnaire, project and oral discussion)

o Assessment report

You must familiarise yourself with the Observation Checklist – two qualified assessors at ilearn online will assess your session against these checklist items.

Important: ilearn online will screen capture the Skype session. ilearn online will make this clear prior to the commencement of the Skype session.

PART 3: Review the assessment process

During the session, you must demonstrate your communication and interpersonal skills with both candidates and the assessors. Familiarise yourself with the Observation Checklist – two qualified assessors at ilearn online will assess your session against these checklist items.

  • Candidate: Each candidate must complete the candidate feedback form, located within the assessment tool.
  • All attendees: You must discuss each item within the assessment process review (see the assessment tool) with both candidates and two (2) ilearn online assessors. At the end of the review, you must send through a completed assessment process review located within the assessment tool document.

Important: ilearn online will screen capture the Skype session. ilearn online will make this clear prior to the commencement of the Skype session.

Appendix Templates

Appendix 1 - Observation Checklist (Internal)

Appendix 2 - Glossary

Refer to the Appendix Templates document.

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