July 27, 2017

Recently, the Hon. Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, released an amendment to the training and assessment credential requirements in the Standards for RTOs 2015.

This amendment aims to ensure that the VET workforce possess the appropriate skills in both the designing and developing of assessment tools and the evaluation of language literacy and numeracy requirements. Skills Ministers agreed to update the trainer and assessor credential requirements to align with those outlined in the TAE training package.

As of April 1st 2019, Trainers and Assessors will be required to have completed the following units to meet the new requirements: :

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools, and the
  • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

For those that have completed the TAE40116, these units have been added as core units of competency, fulfilling current requirements. The TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools, has also been included as a core to the TAESS00011 Assessor skill set.

If you currently hold:

  • TAE40110 – you will need to complete both TAEASS502 and TAELLN411, or their equivalents,
  • TAESS0001 – you will need to complete TAEASS502 or its equivalent, to meet the new requirements.

If you need to complete the TAEASS502 and/or the TAELLN411, IBSA Academy can help.

The IBSA Academy team has designed two online self-evaluation resources for both units, which allows trainers and assessors to evaluate their skills, compile evidence and demonstrate competency.

As part of a 12 month IBSA Academy subscription for $110, both the TAEASS502 and TAELLN411 self-evaluation resources are included, along with many other VET specific professional development courses, Customise and contextualise a training program,  Analyse training needs and many more.

You can also purchase 12 months access to the self-evaluation for TAEASS502 and TAELLN411 for $25.00 each.

If you’d like more information on IBSA Academy or the Self-evaluation tools, contact us today.

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