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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process
  2. Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering
  3. Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan
  4. Record and report findings

Required Skills

Required skills

observation skills to observe candidate performance

cognitive and interpretation skills to ensure collection of valid and reliable evidence

organisational skills to collect evidence

timemanagement skills to schedule assessment events and activities

literacy skills to

read and interpret relevant information

prepare required documentation and collate evidence in required format

communication skills to

discuss evidencegathering processes with practitioners and candidates

provide constructive and supportive feedback

ask appropriate questions to clarify and confirm instructions for evidence gathering

provide clear and concrete options and advice

Required knowledge

competencybased assessment including


competency standards as the benchmarks for assessment

competencybased reporting

principles of assessment

rules of quality evidence

different purposes of assessment

diversity of assessment contexts

evidence including different types of evidence

evidencegathering methods what are assessment methods and different types of methods

purpose and features of assessment tools and assessment plans

potential barriers and processes relating to evidencegathering procedures and assessment processes

organisational assessment system policies and procedures relevant to this unit of competency

technical or subject area being assessed

cultural sensitivity and equity considerations

relevant policy legislation codes of practice and national standards including commonwealth and state or territory legislation thatmay affect training and assessment in the vocational education and trainingsector

OHS relating to the work role and OHS considerations to be included in collecting evidence including

hazard identification and risk control measures

requirements for reporting hazards and incidents

emergency procedures

procedures for use of relevant personal protective equipment

safe use of relevant equipment

sources of OHS information

role of key workplace personnel

responsibilities of learners

Evidence Required

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

Assessment must address the scope of this unit and reflect all components of the unit A range of appropriate assessment methods and evidencegathering techniques must be used to determine competency A judgement of competency should only be made when the assessor is confident that the required outcomes of the unit have been achieved and that consistent performance has been demonstrated

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the ability to

carry out a minimum of three evidencegathering activities with different candidates for each activity

present documentation of the evidence in a clear and concise manner

present documented feedback from others involved in the assessment

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Evidence must be gathered in the workplace wherever possible Where no workplace is available a simulated workplace must be provided

Method of assessment

Guidance information for assessment

For further information about assessment of this and other TAE units refer to relevant implementation guidance published on the IBSA website wwwibsaorgau

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Purpose of assessment may be:

recognise current existing competency of candidates

determine if competency has been achieved following learning

establish candidate progress towards achievement of competence

determine language, literacy and numeracy needs of candidate

certify competence through a Statement of Attainment

establish progress towards a qualification

determine training gaps of candidate

measure work performance

classify employee and support career progression

meet organisational requirements for work, such as operating equipment or developing new skills

satisfy licensing or regulatory requirements.

Relevant people must include:

qualified assessors


Benchmarks for assessment:

refer to criteria against which candidate is assessed

may be a competency standard/unit of competency, assessment criteria of course curricula, performance specifications, or product specifications.

Assessment plan must include:

purpose and aims of assessment

context of assessment

relevant benchmarks for assessment

other assessment information and documentation identified as relevant.

Assessment system policies and procedures may include:

candidate selection

rationale and purpose of competency-based assessment

assessment records, data management and information management

recognition of current competency, recognition of prior learning and credit arrangements.

Assessment context may include:

environment in which assessment will be carried out

relationship between units of competency and candidate's workplace

time period over which assessment takes place.

Reasonable adjustments may include:

taking into account candidate's language, literacy and numeracy requirements

providing personal support services, such as arranging for:

member of the community to accompany the candidate



attendant carer


using adaptive technology or special equipment

providing flexible assessment sessions to allow for such things as fatigue or administering of medication

format of assessment materials, such as:

in Braille

in first language

use of audiotape or videotape

making adjustments to the physical environment

revising proposed assessment methods and tools

considering age and gender

considering cultural beliefs, traditional practices and religious observances.

Resource requirements may include:

resources specific to evidence-gathering activities

access to assessors

access to policy and procedures

access to subject and technical experts

OHS requirements

plant, equipment and technology.