Provide evidence when applying for TAE products

All RTOs must meet additional evidence requirements when applying to add any of the following Training and Education (TAE) Training Package products to their registration:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
  • TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set*
  • TAESS00010 Advanced Assessor Skill Set.*

* ASQA does not register RTOs for skill sets. RTOs must register for individual units explicitly if they don’t have implicit unit registration courtesy of qualifications on scope.

Submitting an application for TAE Training Package training products

When submitting an application in asqanet:

Clearly label each document you are submitting as evidence. ASQA needs to be able to easily identify what type of evidence each item is, and which training product it relates to. For example, file names might be:

  • CIV40116 Training and assessment strategy
  • CIV40116 Trainer and Assessor qualifications summary—John Smith

Where possible, you should also include the file name within the document (e.g. in the title or footer).

If your application is incomplete, it will be returned.

If you have not clearly labelled each document uploaded as evidence to indicate the related training products and evidence type, your application will be returned.

What evidence is required?

1. The details of all AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued in the previous six months

You must include the following information:

  • Student name (first name and surname)
  • Student date of birth
  • The code and title of the awarded qualification
  • The code and title of the units of competency issued in the statement of attainment
  • Date the student commenced
  • Date the student completed
  • Date the certificate/statement of attainment was issued.

2. Evidence relating to the training and assessment strategies for each TAE product

You must provide evidence showing that for each TAE product you have applied for, your RTO has training and assessment strategies that:

  • are consistent with the requirements of the TAE Training and Education Training Package
  • enable each learner to meet the requirements for each unit of competency they are enrolled in, and
  • are responsive to industry and learner needs.

The evidence provided must be sufficiently described to guide trainers and assessors and must:

  • describe how the training and assessment that meets training package requirements will be conducted
  • describe the characteristics of each learner group that has influenced the development of the training and assessment strategies
  • identify the amount of training to be provided, including
    • the rationale for the amount of training, taking into account the learners’ existing skills, knowledge and experience, and the mode of delivery
    • how the amount of training that has been determined enables each learner to meet the requirements for each unit of competency
    • how consideration has been given to the AQF volume of learning indicators, or explain any significant variations
  • identify where training and/or assessment is—or will be—provided by a third party
  • identify how your RTO ensures training and assessment provided by the third party meets the requirements of the Standards for RTOs 2015
  • identify explicitly all of the training and assessment resources to be used and how using the resources meet each unit of competency requirement; the evidence provided must clearly identify if each resource is a purchased resource (by name and title) and/or if each resource has been developed by the RTO or a person/organisation employed or contracted by the RTO, and
  • demonstrate
    • your RTO has engaged with industry
    • that the engagement has informed the training and assessment strategies to be implemented, and
    • how the strategies are relevant to the needs of industry.

3. The learning resources, assessment materials and tools to be used

For each TAE Training Package training product requested, all the learning materials, assessment policies and procedures, assessment materials and assessment tools that will be used to deliver and assess the training products requested for the following units of competency:

  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
    • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
    • TAEASS402 Assess competence
    • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  • TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
    • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
    • TAEASS501 Provide advanced assessment practice
  • TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development
    • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
    • TAEDES501 Design and develop learning strategies

For either assessment skill set, all the learning materials, assessment policies and procedures, assessment materials and assessment tools that will be used relating to all units of competency applied for.

4. Evidence to demonstrate the training and assessment is delivered only by people with the required skills and knowledge capabilities

You must provide evidence showing that training and assessment is being delivered only by people who have:

  • the required training and assessment qualifications
  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered
  • current industry skills relevant to the training and assessment provided, and
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training.

You must include:

  • copies of the training and assessment qualifications held by each trainer and assessor
  • copies of the vocational qualifications held by each trainer and assessor or evidence to demonstrate they have the vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed, and
  • the evidence your RTO has used to determine and support the claims that each trainer and assessor has the current industry skills and holds current knowledge and skills in vocational training, learning and assessment (including verification that each trainer and assessor’s qualifications are valid);the evidence must demonstrate your organisation has used the outcomes of its industry engagement to ensure the industry relevance of the trainers and assessors current industry skills

5. Evidence showing the outcomes of your RTO’s independent external validation of its assessment system

You must provide evidence that demonstrates the independent validation of either:

  • if you have five or more qualifications or units of competency on scope, any five qualifications and/or units of competency on the RTO’s explicit scope of registration from other than the TAE or TAE10 Training and Education Training Package, or
  • if you have fewer than five qualifications and/or units of competency on scope, all training products on your RTO’s explicit scope of registration

In addition, if you have the superseded TAE training products on scope you must also provide independent validation of all TAE products.

You must also provide evidence that you have undergone an independent validation of the assessment system to be adopted in the delivery of the qualification/s or the assessor skill set/s applied for.

6. Additional evidence for RTOs that have the relevant superseded training product on scope

If you are applying for any of the products listed and have the relevant superseded training product on your scope of registration, you must also provide evidence of the training and assessment strategies that informed the training and assessment practices implemented in the last 12 months.

7. Additional evidence for RTOs seeking to deliver training and assessment qualifications for the first time

For each of the qualifications and/or units of competency that has been independently validated, you will also need to provide evidence of the training and assessment strategies that informed the training and assessment practice as implemented in the previous 12 months.

File size limits

Please note that asqanet has a maximum upload capacity of 10MB per file. Please contact enquiries@asqa.gov.au if you are unable to meet this limit when submitting the required evidence.

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