TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools & TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Breaking news the requirements to update are now the 1 July 2019! Read the latest here from the Minister.

Units of Competency: TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools, TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities & process & TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
Qualification: No this page contains Statements of Attainment (SoA), you will receive a transcript with results
Nationally Recognised Training: Yes
Government funding: No, Smart and Skilled in NSW is not available for SoA from the TAE Training and Education Training Package 

For the full TAE40116 visit our course page here the course information below is for students looking to complete the new unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools and/or “upgrade” to the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. 

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to currently hold the full TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification. If you only require the unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools you will attend the first workshop. If you decide you want to “upgrade” to the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment you have the option to attend the third workshop. To attend the third workshop you will need to have undertaken workshop 1 or completed TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B previously (either in your TAE40110 or as a statement of attainment or in another qualification). You will need to provide the original copy of your transcript at the time of enrolment. As part of the verification requirements, NTM will need your permission to contact your previous training provider for all transcripts you submit. We run these workshops as “Advanced” for experienced trainers and assessors who have experience in designing and developing assessment tools. 

We have ceased all TAE40116 Upgrade Workshops as of November 2019. 

2019 Training Schedule and Locations –CIV Business

Workshop ONE Diploma Assessment unit workshop – Advanced
Unit: TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools 
Qualification: no, this is a Statement of Attainment (SoA)
Time:   9am – 5pm
Pattern: 2 days
September Dates: CLOSED
Enrol: 0 places left | full | closed
Cost: $350
If you complete the first workshop only, you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the new unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools.

Workshop TWO Language, Literacy and Numeracy unit – Advanced 
Unit: TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Qualification: no, this is a Statement of Attainment (SoA)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Pattern: 2 days
October: CLOSED
Enrol: 0 places left | full | closed
If you complete the second workshop only, you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the new unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
Cost: $300

Workshop THREE gap training “upgrading” to the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – Advanced 
Is for the two new units TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities & process & TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation, these units are deemed equivalent but not superseded by the previous version of the units.

You must have a complete TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, the unit TAELLN411 / TAELLN401A Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills & workshop 1 or already hold the unit TAEASS502A / B, Design and develop assessment tools, you will be sent a mapping kit before the workshop. Once you have completed the three units you will then be eligible to transition to the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. You must have industry and vocational currency to be eligible for the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Units: TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities & process 
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
Time:   9am – 4pm
Pattern: 1 day
March | Richmond  – 0 places left | full | closed
June | Kiama  0 places left | full | closed
Enrol: Closed
Cost: $400
Qualification: If you complete all three workshops (TAEASS502 & TAELLN411 & Gap Training TAEASS401 & TAEASS403) you will be eligible for the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Where can I study, what locations are available?

Illawarra | Kiama
The Old Bank, Level 1, 18 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533

Face to face times are flexible for those working and/or with caring responsibilities

How is the course delivered? Advanced

This course is run face-to-face with trainers who have real-life workplace training and LLN experience. We can also deliver the course at your workplace to individual students or small groups, or you can study flexibly including online. You will have 6 months to complete the units but may be able to complete it sooner than that. The workshops will require about 120 hours of work for the TAEASS502 unit and another 30 hours of gap training for the two new units TAEASS401 and TAEASS403. You start the course work on the day with 6 months to complete post-course assessments. We run these workshops as “Advanced” for experienced trainers and assessors who have access to three assessment tools for three different units of competency.

What units I am required to complete? One, two or three units?

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

This unit describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group.

The unit applies to individuals who teach, train, assess and develop resources.

Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.

TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools, including tools used in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

An assessment tool is used to guide the collection of quality evidence in the assessment process. It includes the specific instruments for collecting evidence, as well as information about assessment methods and the procedures to be followed in conducting the assessment.

This unit typically applies to those involved in training and assessment or in the development of learning resources or products, assessors, learning resource or product developers, and training and assessment consultants.

How much is the course?

At NTM you can choose the way you would like to study, including in a classroom, blended or one-to-one. All learning materials and a USB (for classroom or one-to-one training) are included in the price.

Workshop 1: for the unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
$350
* attend the first workshop

Workshop 2: for the unit TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
$300 * attend the second workshop

Workshop 3: Gap Training for the two units TAEASS401 & TAEASS403
$400 * attend the third workshop

Pathways to further study

After successfully completing the two units (in addition to holding the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment), graduates have several pathways options:

  • Transition or “upgrade” to the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, visit our upgrade page for more information. Technically TAE40116 is not an “upgrade” but a new qualification.

How do these units fit with the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment? Do I need to “update”?

Originally training providers were informed that the only change to the upcoming TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be the addition of the LLN unit, however, since the release of the qualification the diploma level assessment unit TAEASS502 has been added. Consequently, the vast majority of TAE40110 holders have to complete both TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills & the new unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. There is no requirement for current TAE40110 holders to upgrade to TAE40116 if students already hold the full TAE40110 qualification and both the units TAEASS502B and TAELLN411 (or equivalent). Read our article on the implications of the new TAE40116. All student must read the update from the Minister on the new requirements, remember if you have TAELLN411 and TAEASS502B there is no requirement to “upgrade”. Technically the TAE40116 is not an “upgrade” but a new qualification, as long as you meet the new requirements, this may mean a transition to TAE40116 or just completing two extra units TAELLN411 and TAEASS502.

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