Assessor Skill Set (TAESS00011) from Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116 (Fully funded by the NSW Government)

The TAESS00011 is the Assessor Skill Set designed to equip VET practitioners with the essential vocational knowledge and skills to plan, organise, conduct and validate assessment against nationally recognized qualifications and units of competency. This course covers the four assessment units that are embedded into the TAE40116.

  • TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 - Assess competency
  • TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 - Design and develop assessment tools

Please ensure that you have read the WEA Sydney Student Handbook before applying to enrol. The Assessor Skill Set is fully funded by the NSW State Government.

For those wishing to obtain the full qualification of TAE40116 which consists of ten units of competency, a credit can be applied for these four units.

The TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the minimum qualification required to work as a trainer/assessor in a structured training environment such as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. It is also relevant for those wishing to deliver one-on-one mentoring to staff, coaching students or training of apprentices or trainees. Successful participants will also be qualified to conduct workplace assessments and skills audits. Once the full Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is completed, employment opportunities with this qualification enables you to work in the vocational education and training (VET) sector as as a Trainer or Assessor.

What you will achieve from completing this course:

  • A nationally recognised qualification in Assessment SkillSet to provide a credit towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • This skill set is designed to provide VET practitioners with the assessor competencies to meet Standards for RTO’s requirements.

This course must be completed within 6 months. All assignments are completed online making it easy and portable to keep track of where you are up to.

Units of Competency

  • TAEASS401 - Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 - Assess competency
  • TAEASS403 - Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 - Design and develop assessment tools

Course entry requirements

Those entering this program must be able to demonstrate vocational competency in their proposed teaching and assessing area. Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience. Effective language, literacy and numeracy skills to plan, research and write a range of documentation and present information as well as access to a computer and internet is also required. Please notify us during the enrolment process of any additional learning needs to maximise your potential.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

No, this is a competency-based course. You will need to show that you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received and will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all units of learning.

An Accredited Statement of Attainment or Certificates of Qualifications will be issued in hard upon being assessed as 'Competent' by the assigned assessor. Students must provide verified official photo ID before these are issued. The first issue will be free of charge and any replacement must be authorised by the VET Manager or Executive Director.

Replacement fees:

  • $55 (incl. GST) for Statement of Attainment
  • $110 (incl. GST) for Certificate of Qualification

For further enquiries, email us at info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au or ring us on (02) 9264 2781.
Registered Training Organisation Number: 90194

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Assessor Skill Set TAESS00011.
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (TAEDEL401)
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace (TAEDEL402)
  • Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills (TAELLN411)
  • Design and develop assessment tools (TAEASS502)
  • Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs (TAEDES402)
  • Provide work skill instruction (TAEDEL301)
  • Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401)
  • Assess competence (TAEASS402)
  • Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403)
  • Design and develop learning programs (TAEDES401)