Accellier is the provider of choice for thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in Australia and around the world. Under our former name SAVE Training, we built a solid foundation on which Accellier now stands, embodying almost 10 years of service to Australia’s Tertiary and Vocational Education Sector. As a testament to this, since our inception in 2010 we have spent only a few thousand dollars on advertising. Our clients are almost entirely referred from our happy graduates and business customers.

Accellier is the trading name of SAVE Training Pty Ltd and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32395) that offers a range of nationally recognised courses in education and business Australia wide through our online and face to face courses.

Our mission is to enhance people’s value through excellence in service and learning outcomes.


TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

This skill set provides VET practitioners with the assessor competencies to meet the Standards for RTOs requirements.

The Assessor skill set covers the following units of competency:

TAEASS401 – Plan Assessment Activities and Processes

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to plan the assessment process in a competency-based assessment system. It applies to individuals with assessment planning responsibilities.

In planning activities and processes, participants are required to identify the components of assessment tools, analyse and interpret assessment tools, and develop assessment instruments (also known as assessment tasks) and assessment plans.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Determining the assessment approach
  • Preparation of the assessment plan
  • Identifying modification and contextualisation requirements
  • Development of assessment instruments


TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools

This unit outlines 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.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
  • Designing the assessment tool
  • Developing the assessment tool
  • Reviewing and trialing the assessment tool


TAEASS402 – Assess Competence

This unit outlines the skills and knowledge required to implement an assessment plan, and gather quality evidence to assess the competence of a candidate using compliant assessment tools.

It applies to teachers, trainers and assessors in enterprises and registered training organisations (RTOs) and those providing assessment advisory service.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Preparation for the assessment
  • Gathering quality evidence
  • Supporting the candidate
  • Making the assessment decision
  • Recording and reporting the assessment decision
  • Review of the assessment process


TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

This unit outlines the skills and knowledge required to participate in an assessment validation process.

It applies to assessors and workplace supervisors with assessment validation responsibilities participating in, but not necessarily leading, the process.

The key areas covered within this unit of competency include:

  • Preparation for validation
  • Participation in the validation of assessment tools
  • Contributing to validation outcomes


Your ability to deliver excellent training and thorough assessment begins with your choice to receive the highest standard of education from an RTO who is truly passionate about supporting people throughout their journey to becoming remarkable trainers and assessors.

All units of competency obtained within this skill set are directly transferrable to the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 


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A practical, fully supported, self-paced online course with regular live tutorial sessions.

Duration: up to 6 months to complete, however many participants complete this skill set in a matter of weeks, even over a few days if they are already experienced.

To complete the course you will be required to undertake a range of projects and practical tasks, observations, written activities and interviews. We’ll work with you to help you develop the knowledge and skills to be successful, as well as give you a broad toolkit of templates and examples to work from.

Major assessment activities include:

Planning, designing and developing assessment tools, and validating them

Here you develop five plans for how you would assess five different units of competency, then choose three of these for which you will develop a full set of assessment tools. This typically includes things like developing test questions, observation checklists and assignments or projects for your students. You’ll then review the three tools thoroughly by sitting down with at least one other person and participating in what’s called an assessment validation.

While it’s quite a detailed and involved part of the course, it’s an extremely important skill-set for any VET trainer and assessor to have.

Assessing competency

This is about being an assessor. You will discover that assessment is so much more than just marking exams. You will learn how being a qualified assessor is an important and powerful responsibility to hold. To achieve this qualification you need to assess five people against a nationally recognised unit of competency. If you’re not doing this as part of a face to face course you’ll need to do the assessments under supervision of someone who already holds the TAE40116 qualification. If required, an Accellier facilitator can be this supervisor.

Most people who are new to the world of Training and Assessment take 6 months.

There are many exceptions though. For example, we have had industry-experienced people already working within the VET sector finish it in a matter of weeks because they have some RPL as well as well as a range of experience to draw on.

We have also applied additional extensions beyond the 12 month enrolment period for people who might have come upon some difficult personal circumstances during the course. You can rest assured that we will look after you and provide a service that suits you.

It is difficult to provide a more accurate time-frame without knowing more about you. You are most welcome to call us on 1300 660 609 obligation-free for a discussion about your needs, we will then be able to provide you with a more accurate time-frame.

Please carefully consider whether or not you have the time to dedicate to completing this course.

It is one level below a diploma. Up until the end of 2017, shonky providers (who have since been either shut down or forbidden to offer the course) were often found offering it in short timeframes and that has created a false perception that this course is a piece of cake. With dedication and good support it’s a challenge worth accepting!

If you’re unable to consistently dedicate at least 10 hours per week you need to reconsider if now is the right time to undertake this course. We have regular intakes so there’s no rush to enrol now. Talk to us about your situation if you’re unsure.

There are two sections we want you to read, understand and be comfortable with before enrolling with us:

  1. The Important Enrolment Information section – a combination of a client handbook and general terms and conditions which apply to all courses.
  2. The information below which includes entry requirements specific to this course.

To enrol into a Training and Assessment qualification with Accellier you must:

  • Have a good English language and literacy skills sufficient to undertake study at Certificate IV level.
  • Have access to a training organisation to practice your skills and be assessed in.
  • Be able to demonstrate vocational competency in your proposed teaching and assessing area (Vocational competency is defined as broad industry knowledge and experience, e.g., having industry experience or holding a relevant qualification).
  • Have access to a suitably experienced 3rd party person who can assist us with making our assessment decisions where required (e.g., you have the support of a manager or supervisor to do the course).
  • Have some basic computer skills – most importantly, the ability organise and manage your files and documents, edit documents, research information on the internet, install and use apps, record video on your phone/iPad or similar.
  • Have regular access to a computer with a reliable broadband Internet connection (there is a lot of video and audio material in the course, so having a good download speed and allowance is recommended)
  • Be capable of self-motivation, time management and creative problem solving.
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn – you understand that learning anything worthwhile can be a challenge and you’re ready for that challenge.
  • Bring a laptop if completing face-to-face training.

Your computer or laptop (this is just a rough guide) should be reasonably modern and you should have an up to date web browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. It will need to have a word-processing application such as Microsoft Word or access to Google Docs. Generally speaking if you can see and hear YouTube-style videos then you’ll be able to take full advantage of our resources.