TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Course Outline

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

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

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

  • Active Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) Club members with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Surf Life Saving and who has held the qualification they wish to assess for a minimum of 12 months and are currently proficient.
  • Completion and certification of the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Each participant will need to be endorsed by their Club and gain approval from their club management committee/ board to undergo this training.
  • You will need access to a qualified Assessor within SLSQ to review and trial your assessment tools
  • Participants are required to hold intermediate digital literacy skills to complete the Online component of the course (computers and use of programs) are required. Learners are expected to have computer skills and knowledge of how to produce word processed documents, develop PowerPoint presentations, use the Internet for research and upload videos using the Canvas Student App on their phone. At a minimum, the ability to use our user-friendly learning management system, CANVAS to access all their learning resources and assessments.
  • A minimum of a Year 10 English skill is required.   Participants are expected to have effective written, comprehension and spoken communication abilities within a familiar and some unfamiliar contexts to manage the reading, oral work and writing required in this course.


On successfully completing the training and assessment, participants will obtain a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in:

  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

These units provide credit towards TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Who Should Participate?

Participants wishing to update their TAE40110 to the current Trainer and Assessor requirements to meet the Standards for RTOs. In the new TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, this unit of competency is a core unit . It is also a requirement for past assessors who have their TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set to complete this unit if they wish to continue assessing courses.

Mode of Delivery


This option is to be done online where each participant will have access to variety of educational resources through our Learning Platform, CANVAS . This will include learning manuals, PowerPoints, videos and learning activities.  A Course Coach will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have through email, phone calls and webinars.

Summative assessments are also accessed through CANVAS, however will only be accessible once learning resources are read and learning activities have been completed. This will ensure an learning progression has occurred. All assessment will be completed and uploaded into CANVAS where your assessor will mark and provide feedback.


This skill set can also be delivered through a face-to-face delivery session of 2 consecutive days.  You will have access to learning material through CANVAS and will be required to complete all the learning modules before the training session.

The Trainer will facilitate information sessions and review assessment requirements.

Completion Time

Once you enrol, you have 3 months to complete the course.

The estimated time required to complete this course is 77 hours , an estimated 10 hours per week for 8 weeks . This estimate is based on the time it will take an average student with no experience in the vocational education and training sector to complete all the learning and assessment activities. This is a guide only as everyone learns at a different pace.  If you have experience in the vocational education and training sector you will generally complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

Assessment Requirement

Questions, assessment tasks and reflective questions will all be completed online through CANVAS.

  • TAEASS502 – Underpinning and reflective questions
  • Develop three assessment tools competed online through CANVAS

Course Fees

This course is complimentary for SLSQ Members. However, clubs will be invoiced for any non-completions.

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