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TAE PD Week - Planning Assessment Activities & Processes

30 November 2020

This webinar is part of our very popular TAE PD Week which is being repeated in 2020 due to popular demand!

To find out more about TAE PD Week Click here

Feedback from past attendees of this webinar:
  • It was a great refresher and got deep insight and practical application of this unit  (Melbourne City College Australia)
  • Reinforced existing knowledge, updated and confirmed relevant information and application I use in planning assessment (M Barratt)
  • Excellent content (Get Licenced Driver Training)

About this Webinar 

As trainers and assessors, we are familiar with the unit TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes.

It defines the skills and knowledge required to plan an assessment strategy. It applies to individuals with assessment planning responsibilities. These responsibilities include identifying components of assessment tools, analysing and interpreting assessment tools, and developing assessment instruments and assessment plans.To ensure that our assessment suits the specific needs of learners, the assessment ‘planner’ should determine the appropriate assessment approach/es and incorporate these into their plan (including modification and contextualisation of the assessment activities and processes as required).

This webinar applies these requirements to the assessment planning work you do in your industry area.Acknowledging that units of competence, as written, are generic, designed to be applicable in different industry contexts and with different learner groups, this webinar focuses in particular on contextualisation to:

(1)   meet the particular needs of your learners;
(2)   address the requirements of the assessment environment in which you are working; and
(3)   align assessment activities with the work roles associated with your specific industry area.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Preparation of a documented assessment plan
  • Addressing major features of a unit of competency in assessment activities and processes
  • Methods of assessment
  • Assessment tools and assessment instruments
  • Guidelines for contextualisation of unit(s) of competency and assessment tools
  • Contextualisation of commercially available assessment resources
  • Incorporation of reasonable adjustment strategies
  • The purpose and features of evidence, and different types of evidence, used in competency-based assessments, including RPL
  •  Principles of assessment and rules of evidence

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Date & Time

30 November 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)


Who should attend

This event has been specifically designed to assist Trainers & Assessors in professional development activities that maintain/upgrade and/or develop training and assessment practice. It would be suitable for:

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • VET Teachers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by John Dwyer, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


John Dwyer


John Dwyer is a national VQF/AQTF trainer/assessor and consultant with experience in education and training spanning more than 60 years. He brings extensive Registered Training Organisation (RTO) experience and has a comprehensive history in developing and delivering a range of workshops and webinars on assessment, compliance, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), moderation and validation processes relating to VQF/AQTF compliance.

Also speaking at:

Your Way: Designing a Robust and User-Friendly RPL Process

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, John Dwyer, before the session, please email

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