UPDATE: TAE Interpretation Guide Release

Dear Subscribers, 

Due to the changing environment and impact that COVID-19 has caused the Education Industry, we would like to provide you with the following guidance, which will be reflected in the Issues Register relating to the next revision of the Interpretation Guide: TAE Training Package Release

Revisions: TAEDEL401 – Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 

The following guidance for this unit is no longer applicable:

  •  “A virtual classroom or simulated persons (e.g. eight learner profiles on paper) is not sufficient.” 

This guidance can be currently located on p.26 of the Interpretation Guide under: Unpacking the assessment Conditions, dot point three. 

While reference to ‘simulated persons’ will remain in the guide, we recognise that the requirement relating to ‘virtual classroom’ is not aligned to the Assessment Conditions: “Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace.” And further, that removing this guidance from the Interpretation Guide does not alter the vocational outcomes or the intentions of the unit. 

We have also recorded industry concerns and feedback around completing units of competency requiring the assessment of candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context. We understand the difficulties in sourcing candidates within the VET context under the new and changing circumstances caused by COVID-19. However, we are unable to provide further guidance on this, other than what ASQA has released in their Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Compliance arrangements FAQs, that can be accessed here.

We value your feedback on these matters and encourage you to share your feedback with us. We record all feedback in our feedback registers and ensure that they are taken into consideration moving forward. 

It is important to note that the interpretations and advice that are in the TAE Interpretation Guide are neither enforceable nor auditable and serve as guidance only, and may not be taken into consideration under audit conditions. 

We encourage you to get in touch at info@skillsforaustralia.com if you have any further questions.


Kind Regards, 

Skills for Australia