Contribute to assessment

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 TAAASS301B, 'Contribute to assessment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process


Purpose of assessment is discussed and confirmed with relevant people using appropriate communications and interpersonal skills


Benchmark/s for assessment are discussed and confirmed with qualified assessor


The assessment plan is accessed, read and clarified with qualified assessor


Specific responsibilities in gathering evidence and types of evidence to be gathered are discussed and agreed with qualified assessor


Confirm organisational arrangements for evidence gathering


Nominated assessment methods and assessment tools to be used in collecting evidence are clarified with the qualified assessor to ensure the instruments to collect evidence and the procedures to be followed are clear


The assessment context including candidate's characteristics and any need for reasonable adjustments are discussed and confirmed with relevant people


Resource requirements are confirmed and arranged in consultation with relevant people


Documentation setting out relevant assessment system policies and procedures, legal/ organisational/ethical requirements and any other relevant advice on assessment is accessed and confirmed with relevant people


Collect evidence in accordance with the assessment plan


The assessment process is explained to the candidate, including the different responsibilities of the parties involved, and any candidate issues/concerns are referred to the qualified assessor prior to undertaking assessment activities


Assessment tools are used to gather quality evidence using appropriate communication and interpersonal skills with the candidate and other relevant people


Evidence is collected within available time and resources, in accordance with organisational/ legal/ethical requirements


Evidence gathering assessment activities are reviewed against the principles of assessment and collected evidence is examined to determine whether it meets the rules of evidence


Limitations and issues in collecting quality evidence are identified and assistance is sought from qualified assessor/s, where required


Record and report findings


Evidence is documented and recorded in accordance with assessment system policies and procedures


Evidence is organised in a format suitable for analysis and provided to the qualified assessor in accordance with assessment system policies and procedures


Feedback is actively sought from the qualified assessor on whether the evidence gathering activities meet the principles of assessment and the collected evidence meets the rules of evidence


Areas for improvement in collecting evidence are documented for future assessment activities

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAAASS301B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41706 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA41806 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA50707 - Diploma of Public Safety (Range Management)
  • PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA41104 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA42710 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
  • PUA40210 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
  • PUA50410 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)
  • PUA40301 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • PMC30110 - Certificate III in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • CUE40403 - Certificate IV in Venues and Events (Customer Service)
  • CUE50403 - Diploma of Venues and Events
  • DEF41212 - Certificate IV in Armoured Operations
  • DEF41812 - Certificate IV in Military Engineering
  • DEF41712 - Certificate IV in Infantry Operations
  • DEF41312 - Certificate IV in Artillery Operations
  • RII40313 - Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground)