This unit describes 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.

Unit details

Study level:
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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - actively participating in a minimum of three validation sessions that address the critical aspects of validation; - clearly identifying the purpose for each validation, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of assessors; - collating and presenting documentation for each validation in a logical manner; - communicating and liaising with relevant people; - providing feedback and interpreting documentation in validation sessions, and; - recording their contribution to validation findings.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - how to determine the evidence needed to demonstrate competence in a competency-based environment; - the reasons for carrying out validation and different approaches to validation that may be appropriate before, during and after an assessment; - the components of assessment tools; - critical aspects of validation, including validation of assessment processes, methods and products; - how principles of assessment are addressed in validation; - how rules of evidence are addressed in validation; - work health and safety legislation, codes of practice, standards and guidelines that impact on assessment, and; - obligations of an assessor under applicable legislation and/or standards, particularly in relation to validation activities.

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