UNIT COVERED : WPTASS001 – CARRY OUT WORKPLACE ASSESSMENTS
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Cost: $800 per person (public workshops)
Workshop Aim: To equip participants with the skills, knowledge and attitude to plan, organise and carry out workplace assessments following established assessment processes and using assessment tools developed by others.
Unit Covered: WPTASS001 – Carry out workplace assessments
This is a nationally recognised unit of competency from the TAE Training Package delivered by The Deering Group Training under a Third Party arrangement with Training Services Australia (RTO 1984)
Delivery Method: Face-to-face, off-the-job facilitated learning, reinforced by a practical, work-based assignment completed after the workshop.
THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THOSE WITH SIGNIFICANT TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL EXPERTISE WHO ARE EXPECTED TO ASSESS OTHERS AS PART OF THEIR WORK RESPONSIBILITIES. THE COURSE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRED TO PLAN, ORGANISE AND CONDUCT ASSESSMENTS AGAINST NATIONALLY RECOGNISED UNITS OF COMPETENCY OR ACCREDITED COURSES.
Pre-requisites: No qualifications or other formal pre-requisites are necessary to participate in this course. However, it is recommended that participants have a minimum of 12 months experience working in the industry in which they plan to assess so that they have sufficient subject matter knowledge and experience to be able to assess others effectively.
Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) Requirements: To complete this course successfully, participants need to have reasonably well developed skills in areas such as reading, writing and communication. Examples of the skill requirements include:
- Literacy skills to read and interpret information and instructions relating to the assessment
- Literacy skills to document assessment evidence
- Observation skills to observe the performance of a candidate
- Organising skills to prepare for an assessment and collect evidence
- Communication skills to discuss the assessment process with candidates, to ask questions as part of the assessment, and to provide constructive and supportive feedback.
Access to a practice environment:To complete the assessment component of this course, participants need to be working in, or have access to, an environment in which they are able to conduct assessments using assessment tools developed by others.
Pre-course work: Before attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to access and bring a copy of:
- their organisation’s assessment policies and procedures;
- an assessment tool that they will be expected to use when conducting assessments in the workplace
Topics: The topics addressed in this course include:
- An overview of assessment
- Key assessment concepts
- Assessment tools and instruments
- Preparing to assess
- The pre-assessment briefing
- Gathering evidence
- Finalising the assessment
- Reviewing the assessment
Assessment: The assessment for this course consists of:
- Short answer questions
- Simulated assessment activity conducted on the course and observed by The Deering Group Training assessor
- Completion of forms relating to the simulated assessment activity
- Two assessments conducted by the candidate in the workplace, using their organisation’s assessment tools and observed by a supervisor or qualified assessor from their organisation
- Completion of forms relating to the workplace assessments
PARTICIPANTS HAVE THREE MONTHS TO COMPLETE THEIR ASSESSMENT AFTER ATTENDANCE AT THE COURSE. THE NUMBER OF HOURS TAKEN TO COMPLETE THIS ASSESSMENT WILL VARY BETWEEN PARTICIPANTS. HOWEVER, AS A ROUGH GUIDE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PARTICIPANTS ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 6 – 10 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT FOR THIS COURSE.
Resource Requirements: To complete the assessment for this course, participants will need to have access to:
- a computer, a printer and the internet
- candidates who they can assess in the workplace
- assessment tools that they can use to conduct assessments in the workplace
- equipment and documentation relating to the subject matter being assessed
- assessment policies and procedures used in the workplace
- a supervisor or qualified assessor who can observe them conducting assessments and provide feedback to The Deering Group Training.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): RPL is suitable for those whose previous knowledge and experience will enable them to demonstrate competency in the unit on which the course is based.
Please contact TDGT for an application kit and for information about the fees and charges that apply. Note that RPL enquiries should be made before attending the course.
National Recognition: Through our partner RTO, Training Services Australia (RTO 1984), the Deering Group Training recognises qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations under the Australian Qualifications Framework. If you have already achieved some of the units covered by the course and wish to have them recognised, please contact a TDG Training Advisor. We will need to sight your statement(s) of attainment for the units and forward copies to Training Services Australia before recognition can be granted. For further information, please refer to the National Recognition Policy on the Training Services Australia website (www.tsa-wa.com.au).
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Courses can also be organised on-site upon request.