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Develop effective assessment tools

Learn to investigate, design and development assessment tools through this online unit as a part of your TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence and ensure learners are meeting workplace standards.

It applies to experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services.

Will you meet the Standards for RTOs (2015) in 2019?

Trainers and assessors will be required to meet revised requirements by 1 April 2019.

Find out more about the change here.

Course Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Determine the focus and purpose of assessment tools
  • Interpret assessment benchmarks to establish evidence required to demonstrate competence
  • Develop assessment tools and instruments
  • Review and trial the assessment tool to verify content and applicability.


  • Individual Facilitator support
  • Email and phone support
  • Can be offered Australia-wide through online delivery

Who should take this course

There are no formal prerequisites for this program.

  • RPL available
  • Delivered via blended learning
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How is it delivered?

Face to Face and Online

What participation is required?

Choose from face-to-face (two days from 9am–4:30pm) or online delivery

  • What are the units of competency? View details

    You will design and develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

    This program meets the following unit of competency from the TAE16 Training and Education Training Package: TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools.

  • How is the course assessed? View details

    Online reading and learning and completion of three assessment activities.

Can this course be customised?

Yes. Contact our Learner Experience team to discuss what you need.

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