This unit covers identifying, planning and carrying out assessment; recording the results; and reviewing the procedure. Methods of assessment may include observation, documentation, demonstration, projects, oral tests, computer based assessment, written tests, etc.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - obtaining and interpreting relevant competency standards and assessment guides; - discussing and confirming evidence required and the assessment arrangements; - performing assessments; - gathering and documenting evidence; - evaluating evidence and making assessment decisions; - providing clear and appropriate feedback; - advising on training needs and/or the appeals procedures; - recording assessment results; - storing records, and; - reviewing and revising the assessment procedure.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - area and purpose of the assessment; - persons to be consulted when determining the assessments to be carried out; - relevant competencies; - evidence required to establish competency; - reasons for identifying the evidence to be obtained; - industry assessment procedure; - reasons for discussing and confirming the assessment arrangements with the assessment candidate; - time and location of the assessment; - reasons for selecting the time/location for the assessment; - methods of gathering the evidence; - reasons for using the selected methods of obtaining evidence; - procedures for documenting the assessment; - procedures for evaluating the gathered evidence; - need to provide clear and positive feedback to the assessment candidate; - appeals procedure; - any further training required by the assessment candidate; - procedures for recording assessment results; - need to keep records securely stored; - procedures for storing assessment records; - procedures for reviewing assessments undertaken; - reasons for evaluating assessment methods/procedures, and; - procedures for revising assessment procedures.

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