I need to get the TAEASS502. Which delivery method is right for me?

 

You might be wondering which delivery method is right for you. In this blog, we attempt to describe each process to help you make your decision.

 

The three methods of delivery available for the TAEASS502 are:

  1. Fully self-paced
  2. Workshop blended
  3. Recognition of Prior Learning / RPL

 

Regardless of which delivery method you choose, remember that the TAEASS502 requires 40 nominal hours to complete. This may be higher or lower depending on the individual but provides a good estimation of the time investment you will need to make to complete the unit – regardless of delivery mode.

 

Also, keep in mind that AITT have moved away from a paper-based assessment. As of January 2019, all modes of delivery will require you to submit digital work.

 

 

1. Fully Self-Paced Learning

Fully self-paced learning means that you and your facilitator set guidelines about how and when you want to complete your unit by. Your facilitator then works with you to achieving this target.

 

The steps required to undertake self-paced learning are:

  1. Register at this link https://aitt.com.au/product/taeass502/
  2. Once you have chosen your delivery method as self-paced and paid, you will be sent an email to complete an online enrolment form. Once this has been submitted and processed, a facilitator will be in touch to give you access to the online learning system (Canvas)
  3. In Canvas you will have access to all the materials required to complete the assessments. You will also have various channels of support should you need it.
  4. There are three assessments to complete:
    1. Assessment A – Knowledge Questions
    2. Assessment B – Case Study Scenario
    3. Assessment C – Design Three Assessment Tools

 

There are components of the assessment which require you to work with others in validation. You may work with your colleagues or peers for this. Alternatively, we can assist you with finding others in a similar situation.

 

 

2. Blended Workshop Delivery

The blended workshop delivery is the same as the fully-self paced learning, except there is a workshop to attend. The workshop can be beneficial as there is a lecture overview along with face to face support to complete the assessments. There is also the benefit of being able to work directly with other students.

 

The steps required to undertake the blended workshop delivery are:

  1. Select your dates and location and register at this link: https://aitt.com.au/product/taeass502/
  2. Once you have chosen your date, you will be sent an email to complete an online enrolment form. Once this has been submitted and processed, a facilitator will be in touch to give you access to the online learning system (Canvas).
  3. In Canvas you will have access to all the materials required to complete the assessments. You will also have various channels of support should you need it.
  4. There are three assessments to complete:
    1. Assessment A – Knowledge Questions
    2. Assessment B – Case Study Scenario
    3. Assessment C – Design Three Assessment Tools
  5. You then attend your workshop and finish off any outstanding work associated with your assessments

 

 

3. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is a process where you have to collect and submit evidence to prove that you have the skills and experience associated with the TAEASS502.

The process for RPL is as follows:

  1. Register and pay at this link: https://aitt.com.au/product/taeass502/
  2. Once you have chosen your delivery method as RPL, you will be sent an email to complete an online enrolment form. Once this has been submitted and processed, a facilitator will be in touch to give you access to the online learning system (Canvas).
  3. In Canvas, you must read the “What to do” and then download your RPL Toolkit (workbook) for instructions and guidelines on how to gather your evidence.

 

The evidence required to complete your RPL in the TAEASS502 are as follows:

 

A plan for a target group of students, i.e. DAS / QDAS / Learning assessment summary that indicates the target group, the purpose of assessment and industry requirements, units selected.

 

Evidence where you have designed and developed 3 x Assessment tools using 3 different assessment methods, and address at least one unit of competency each. (but it doesn’t have to be the whole unit).

 

Each assessment tool must have instruments to collect evidence for example i.e. observation checklists / instructions / verbal questioning instrument / marking guide / assessment mapping / portfolio assessment reflection journal.

Each assessment tool must be clearly mapped to the elements / performance criteria / performance evidence / knowledge evidence / meet assessment conditions.

 

Each assessment tool must indicate how the dimensions of competency is incorporated in the development of the assessment tool ( i.e. task management, multi task management, contingency management and environmental management).

 

Each assessment tool must indicate how it relates to the Principles of assessment and rules of evidence.

 

Each assessment tool must have clear instructions on how the assessment will administered to the assessor and the student ( process of assessment in steps or a flowchart).

 

Each assessment tool must indicate (if applicable) where and how you have demonstrated contextualisation.

 

Each assessment tool must indicate assessment systems policies and procedures for document storage, version controlling, review, retrieval and evaluation. (generally in the footnote of a document indicating the network drive and folder location on a server and version number).

 

Each assessment tool must go through a trial and review process (similar to your pre and post validation process) and must be clearly documented and version controlled.

 

Each assessment tool must provide information on reasonable adjustments and how they can be incorporated in to the assessment, generally indicated at the front of assessments informing the students if they need extra help / support etc.

 

Each assessment tool must follow the organisations style guide and format (standard organisational templates used).

 

Each assessment tool must indicate where WHS requirements need to be considered for assessment ( such as induction/ introduction/ any PPE required or provided).

 

Additional evidence provided can also include third party reports, resume, transcripts from your qualifications, job description, PD history, emails etc.  the toolkit will provide you with a list of recommended evidence to support the above documents.

 

Knowledge questions will need to be completed (these will be presented to you in the RPL Toolkit workbook which will be available for download from Canvas (our LMS).