Principles and rules - the VET assessors' guide to live by

New to VET training and assessing or simply after a refresher on key fundamentals?

This session delves into the core requirements for conducting compliant assessment in vocational education and training.

Clause 1.8(b) of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 requires an RTO to: 

“...implement an assessment system that ensures that assessment (including recognition of prior learning) is conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment … and the Rules of Evidence…” 

What does this mean?

In simple terms, it means ensuring the assessment process asks the ‘right’ questions and allows assessors to get proof that candidates can provide the ‘right’ answers. 

The Principles of Assessment relate to how assessors should plan, conduct and review candidate assessment and the Rules of Evidence provide guidance on the collection of evidence from these candidates. 

This session focuses on how to apply the principles of assessment and rules of evidence and is designed to support VET practitioners in ensuring their assessment development and evidence collection meets these mandatory requirements. It will also provide templates and techniques to assist you to create compliant assessment systems and practices. 

As key outcomes from this session, you can expect to be able to:

  • Define principles of assessment and rules of evidence

  • Describe an RTO’s responsibilities in relation to the principles of assessment and rules of evidence

  • Identify key challenges faced when applying these principles and rules

  • Explain how to put the principles of assessment and rules of evidence into action and successfully mitigate key challenges

This session is perfect for newcomers to VET and/or for those needing a refresher on the fundamentals of conducting VET assessment.

It is excellent VET PD for the unit of competency: TAEASS412 - Assess competence

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