TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

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 TAESS00014 – Enterprise Trainer-Presenting Skill Set
  • Minimum age is 18 years of age.
  • Each participant will need to be endorsed by their Club and gain approval from their club management committee/ board to undergo this training.
  • As per SLSQ Direct Supervision Model, each Participant will need to have a Mentor who holds the current Training and Assessment qualification or relevant skill set.  The Mentor will need to sign the SLSQ Mentorship agreement and a copy sent to Membership Training Manager.
  • 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 Year10 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.
  • Participants should have an average of 10 hours per week to dedicate to completion of this course.


On successfully completing the skill set, participants will be issued a certificate for TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set with a statement of attainment including the following units of competencies:

  • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

These units provide credit towards one of the elective units for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Who Should Participate?

This skill set is the minimum requirement for Assessors working within vocational education and training (VET) sector.  It is designed to provide VET practitioners with the Assessor competencies required by the Standards for RTO 2015.

Mode of Delivery


We have developed a blended and flexible course to allow self-paced learning at your convenience.  You will have access to variety of educational resources through our online 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 a learning progression has occurred. All assessment will be completed and uploaded into CANVAS where your assessor will mark and provide feedback.


Practical assessment tasks of this skill set will utilise your club assessment schedule.  You will need to complete all course assessment and SLSQ Probationary Assessor requirements, assess at least 5 candidates against two full SLSQ qualifications or skill sets under supervision of your mentor who holds a full TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment / equivalent. You are also required to participate in three validation meetings in your Club with your mentor and other relevant members.


Components of this skill set can also be delivered through a face-to-face delivery with a TAE Trainer of 6 days over a duration of 8 months.  Due to the requirements of the assessments minimum numbers of 6 participants are required to run these face-to-face classes.

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 go through assessment requirements, however you will still be obligated to carry out the practical assessments in your Club with a Qualified Assessor who is your mentor.

Completion Time

Once you enrol, you have 8 months to complete this course.

The estimated time required to complete this course is 282 hours, an estimated 9.5 hours per week for 30 weeks, this is merely a guide as you have 8 months.

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.

  • TAEASS401 –develop 5 assessment plans using five different units of competency on five separate occasions, competed online through CANVAS
  • TAEASS402 – this assessment requires evidence of each candidate carrying out assessments on 5 candidates against at least one full unit of competency. It also requires one RPL assessment and one assessment where reasonable adjustment was made for at least one candidate. Considering this evidence 4 of the assessment must be completed in your Club using a qualified Assessor who will Supervise and sign a Third-Party Report. The ‘qualified assessor’ must hold a current relevant qualification or skill set, and hold their TAE40116 or TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set.
  • TAEASS403 – actively participate in 3 validations, this can be done through a Zoom, Teams meeting or can be done face-to-face in a Validation meeting in your Club
  • TAEASS502 – 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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