ASQA | Spotlight On assessment validation, Chapter 5
Validating products from the TAE package
Chapter 5 aims to help providers understand and meet the extra requirements when validating products from the Training and Education (TAE) package.
An independent validation
It is a requirement of the Standards that any TAE assessment validation is conducted independently.
A successful product validation process requires people skilled in training and assessment who understand both how to develop, and how to validate assessment tools and systems.
Consequently, there are extra requirements for training providers delivering qualifications and the assessor skills set from the TAE training package.
Clause 1.25 and Schedule 2 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations outline these additional requirements.
Putting Clause 1.25 into practice
The following requirements for those planning to add TAE products or those already with TAE products on your scope are in addition to your obligations under clauses 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11.
The role of independent validators
With the exception of undertaking your training product validation, an independent validator needs to have no association with your provider.
It is important to keep records of how you selected your independent validator and how they meet the definition of independent.
Understanding the TAE product validation process
Any assessment validation of training and education (TAE) products needs to be conducted independently.
How do you assemble an independent team, and what are the requirements? Watch this short video to find out more.
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View the webinar recording on assessment validation
ASQA held a webinar on 15 July 2021 about assessment validation. We covered the focus on self-assurance to achieve excellence in training outcomes, how to use assessment validation and its role in ASQA’s performance assessment process.