Participate in assessment validation

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 TAAASS404B, 'Participate in assessment validation'.
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


Prepare for validation


The purpose, focus and context of validation is confirmed and discussed with relevant people


The approach to validation is discussed and confirmed in accordance with the defined purpose/s, context, relevant assessment system policies and procedures and organisational/ legal/ethical requirements


Relevant benchmarks for assessment are analysed and the evidence needed to demonstrate that competency is collectively agreed


Any related documentation relevant to validation proceedings is identified and collectively agreed


Material/s to be used in validation sessions are obtained, read and interpreted and validation activities collectively agreed


Contribute to validation process


Active participation in validation sessions and activities is demonstrated using appropriate communications skills


Participation in validation sessions and activities, includes the review, comparison and evaluation of:

the overall assessment process

assessment plans

interpretation of competency standards or other benchmarks for assessment

selection and application of assessment methods

selection and use of assessment tools

the collected evidence

assessment decisions including the exercise of judgement


The review, comparison and evaluation is undertaken in accordance with the principles of assessment and rules of evidence


All documents used in the validation process are checked for accuracy and version control


Contribute to validation outcomes


Validation findings are collectively discussed, analysed and agreed to support improvements in the quality of assessment


Recommendations to improve assessment practice are discussed, agreed and recorded


Changes to own assessment practice, arising from validation and appropriate to assessment role and responsibilities, are implemented

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAAASS404B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM40509 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)
  • PRM30406 - Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment)
  • PRM40704 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Fire Safety Systems Inspection)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA52210 - Diploma of Public Safety (Compliance)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA50806 - Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Chaplaincy)
  • PUA51106 - Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Paralegal Services)
  • 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)
  • PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • 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
  • PMC40110 - Certificate IV in Manufactured Mineral Products
  • DEF51112 - Diploma of Defence Paralegal Services
  • DEF50812 - Diploma of Defence Chaplaincy