A New Year – Revising TAE Resources Yet Again
The problem with writing resources for TAE40116 is that the tasks and learning materials need something specific to refer to and use. This means that they contain references to qualifications and units of competency from www.training.gov.au,
Whenever a qualification is superseded, the TAE40116 resources need to be revised so as to remain current. Because I also deliver training in TAE40116 for International Teacher Training Academy, I am seeing the tasks every day – so it jumps out and hits me when something has been revised.
I’ve been storing up the revision work, waiting for some quiet time, and this holiday period has provided it.
The revisions just completed are for:
• TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
• TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
• TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
• TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
At the same time, this gave me an opportunity to make improvements, based on my experience of training and assessing TAE40116.
The most extensive changes were to TAEASS502. In fact, I am now on Version 5.0 of this unit. This is a difficult unit for the student. I think I have now managed to create a structure for the assessment tasks which gives excellent guidance. For each of the 3 assessment tools the candidate is required to complete, I have a 3-part task.
Part A is to plan the tool, and here I have provided very detailed instructions in a step-by-step approach. The candidate must submit Part A for feedback before continuing. This is so that they don’t compound any errors by moving on – and then have to waste time going back.
Part B is the Assessor Guide. A template is provided and, provided Part A was satisfactory, it’s just a matter of copying and pasting from Part A to the Assessor Guide. Again, the candidate should seek feedback before continuing. Part C is the Candidate Guide, which is a case of copying from the Assessor Guide and deleting the information for the assessor.
I really think I have nailed it this time.
Wishing everybody a very happy and successful 2020.
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