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      • Design and Develop Assessment Tools

        Important note for TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment holders - Please note that from 1st of July 2019, you must have TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools (or its successor), TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or (its successor) or TAELLN401A if you wish to continue to use your TAE40110 qualification for delivering training and assessment services. Please note that if you have a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, you may not need to complete this course; however it is imperative that you consult with your employer to understand their requirement. Please copy and paste the following ASQA link on to your browser for further information:


        Before you enrol into this course, please see if you already hold TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B and if yes, you don’t need to do TAEASS502. If you identify that after enrolment, you may not receive a refund. You may, however, choose to apply for a credit transfer to TAEASS502 if you can demonstrate currency in desigining and developing assessment tools as the current TAEASS502 is equivalent to the previous version. Please download the Flowchart of eligibility for TAE40110 update available at the bottom of this page to further help you with making the right decision.

        Designed for experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services, the TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

        Learning outcomes

        Students should achieve the following learning outcomes on successful completion of the course

        • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
        • Design the assessment tool
        • Develop the assessment tool
        • Review and trial the assessment tool

        Learning strategies

        Due to Coronavirus situation, as of 1st of April 2020 this course will be delivered in a virtual classroom environment via video conferencing led by a qualified and industry experienced trainer. Learning methods will include face to face lecture via video conference, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers. 10 – 15 hours per week of practice and practical study is expected. We will supply Australian core skills framework booklets and a USB with training and assessment materials.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner, consisting of short answer questions, research, and workplace-based projects. In case, learners are unable to find a real life workplace for their project, a simulation may be arranged in the classroom. The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit including developing at least three assessment tools that support different assessment methods, and address at least one unit of competency each.

        What do the assessments involve?

        Assessments for this unit largely include developing at least three assessment tools supporting different assessment methods and addressing at least one unit of competency each. Please note that the units must be from a Nationally Recognised Training Package. You must include in each of these assessments the instruments for collecting the evidence, reflecting the rules of evidence and principles of assessments with related instructions to the candidates and assessor/s and show how you will address the contextual needs of different environments. One of these assessments have to be on recognition of prior learning (RPL). You will start working on your first assessment on the first day (i.e. the first week). The trainer/assessor will give you a questionnaire to complete at home. You will need to conduct a research at home to answer these questions and bring them on the second day when you will complete the second assessment tool. You will complete the third assessment tool after the class and send it back to the trainer within 4 weeks from the last session. You will also complete some in class activities to demonstrate your knowledge about designing, developing and reviewing the assessment tools including workplace health and safety (WHS) responsibilities.

        Please note assessments for this course involve significant work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission with significant gaps prevailing in your submissions, you may be asked to re-enroll into the course.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        Parramatta College recognises that some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can provide sufficient evidence (according to the rules of evidence – see Standard 1.8 – 1.12 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015) of your current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of any of the units in this course, please consult with the Education Manager prior to enrolling to apply for recognition. The RPL application will be reviewed by a qualified trainer/assessor. Please note that applying for RPL may nor automatically result in issuing of the qualification or statement of attainment. No refund will be made In case of a partial qualification or if no certificate can be issued as a result of the RPL assessment.

        Pre-requisite for this course

        Whilst there are no prerequisites for this course, it is expected that you have strong language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills (e.g. opening and shutting down a computer, create documents using MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint, use internet including search engines, print and share documents via email) to be able to design and develop Assessment tools. Please note that, you will receive learner resources in electronic format and electronic submission is also required. It is assumed that you already have some training delivery and assessment experience in the context of RTOs. Having such experience means you are already familiar with Australian vocational education and training system, the training packages used as industry standards and the legislative requirements for the delivery of accredited or competency based training in Australia. This course is delivered as part of the upgrade program for those who wish to continue to use their TAE40110 qualification. For those who don’t have any TAE qualification, we strongly suggest you to enrol into the full TAE40116 qualification.

        If the course is scheduled to be delivered on Zoom video conferencing system, you will need to have a good understanding of participating in classes on Zoom. Please contact the college on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.edu.au for a step-by-step guide for joining Zoom classes.

        Is this course for me?

        You may be thinkging why you should do this course as you may not be even teaching training package qualifications or skill sets. As a general rule, you don’t have to have a TAE qualification if you are delivering only non-accredited components and you are not involved in assessing competency. However, some employers such as TAFE still wants their trainers to have the TAE qualification including TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. If so, please consult with your employer to understand their requiremens before you enrol.

        Need more information

        Should you require further information, please ring our friendly enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

        For more information re the relevant standards, please visit https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards.

      • Excel Intermediate

        About the course

        Are you using excel to its full potential? You will be amazed at the potential of Excel. Learn to manage your finances, business data, use as a calculator, display, interpret information, use relative and absolute references and more. On completion of successful assessment a statement of attainment will be issued for BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets from Certificate III Business Administration BSB30415. If you wish to gain a Statement of Attainment, you will need to complete all the assessments covering the following elements and performance criteria:

        Learning outcomes

        Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to -

        Select and prepare resources
        1.1. Adhere to ergonomic, work organisation and occupational health and safety requirements
        1.2. Use energy and resource conservation techniques to minimise wastage
        1.3. Identify spreadsheet task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output and presentation

        Plan spreadsheet design
        2.1. Ensure spreadsheet design suits the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
        2.2. Ensure spreadsheet design enhances readability and appearance, and meets organisational and task requirements for style and layout
        2.3. Use style sheets and automatic functions to ensure consistency of design and layout

        Create spreadsheet
        3.1. Ensure data is entered, checked and amended to maintain consistency of design and layout, in accordance with organisational and task requirements
        3.2. Format spreadsheet using software functions to adjust page and cell layout to meet information requirements, in accordance with organisational style and presentation requirements
        3.3. Ensure formulae are tested and used to confirm output meets task requirements, in consultation with appropriate personnel as required
        3.4. Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production

        Produce simple charts
        4.1. Select chart type and design that enables valid representation of numerical data, and meets organisational and task requirements
        4.2. Create charts using appropriate data range in the spreadsheet
        4.3. Modify chart type and layout using formatting features

        Finalise spreadsheets
        5.1. Preview, adjust and print spreadsheet and any accompanying charts, in accordance with task requirements
        5.2. Ensure data input meets designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy
        5.3. Name and store spreadsheet in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss/damage

        Learning strategies

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment led by a qualified and industry experienced training. Learning methods will include face to face lecture, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers

        Assessment strategies

        Assessment for this course will include both summative and formative through written questions and answers, observations and practical demonstration of knowledge and skills

        Need further information?

        Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Microsoft Office Basics

        About the course

        Acquire a basic understanding and become productive using Word, Excel and Outlook. After completing this course (or if you have similar experience) you may progress to one of our Intermediate courses. The course will focus on the following learning outcomes:

        Microsoft Word:

        • work with the basic features of Word
        • create a new document
        • find the information you need in Help
        • work with a document
        • select and work with text in a document
        • cut and copy information within and between documents
        • use a range of font formatting techniques
        • format paragraphs
        • work effectively with features that affect the page layout of your document
        • create and modify tables
        • print a document

        Microsoft Excel:

        • create a new workbook
        • open and navigate within workbooks and worksheets
        • understand and work with ranges in a worksheet
        • understand, create and work with formulas and functions used to perform calculations
        • copy and paste data in Excel
        • understand and use formula cell referencing to create more complex formulas
        • use font formatting techniques to greatly enhance the look of a worksheet
        • align the contents of cells in a number of ways
        • format rows and columns in a worksheet
        • understand and use the number formatting features in Excel
        • print your workbook data
        • create effective charts in Microsoft Excel

        Microsoft Outlook:

        • Work with the Ribbon, Tabs, Groups, and Commands.
        • Work with the Backstage View (FILE MENU).
        • Set up accounts and work with messages.
        • Work with calendars and contacts.

        Delivery method and resources required

        This course will be delivered face to face classroom-based facilitation with a qualified and skilled trainer. Please note that this is a basic course and not Nationally Accredited and therefore, you won’t receive a Statement of Attainment. However, on successful completion of the full course, you will receive an attendance certificate. After completing this course, you may wish to enrol into the accredited programs such as Introduction to Word, Excel Introduction or Intermediate, Excel Pivot Table, Excel Formulas and Functions etc.

        Further information

        Should you require further information, please feel free to ring our enrolment office on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

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