Recording how an assessment meets unit requirements 

Did you know the Standards for RTOs 2015 do not prescribe a mapping document for training and assessment tools?  They do, however, require RTOs to meet all requirements in the relevant training package or VET accredited course (Clause 1.4), and a well constructed, accurate mapping document is one way to provide proof of meeting Clause 1.4.  Similarly, the mapping document is a way to demonstrate that an assessment tool has been designed to support and meet the requirements in the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence stipulations contained in Clause 1.8.

Creation of the mapping document is an important part of the assessment development phase.  It is also a critical document for any pre-implementation validation or assessment review activity.  It should be designed to display exactly which assessment questions/tasks cover a particular part of the unit.  It should enable quick, clear identification of where the evidence lies.  And yet, in recent years, ineffective mapping has been cited as a major issue at audit by ASQA.

Knowing how to create a precise and accurate mapping document is a key step in supporting the RTO’s compliance approach and this session will give a step by step overview of how to do this.  Join Michelle Charlton as she shows:

  • How to navigate the national register of VET to find the unit information
  • What to include from the unit in a mapping document
  • Suggestions for logical, clear layout of the matrix
  • How to plot your data to record your assessment coverage on the map
  • The importance of precise, accurate data plotting - and the associated risks if it’s not


Whether you are new to assessment writing or simply wish to hone your own practice, you are welcome to this beginner-level session.  All participants will receive a ‘Quick Check Mapping Checklist’ to ensure their assessment mapping documents reflect best-practice.


Included in the registration for this session are:

  • Participant handout (as above)
  • Access to a recording of the session for 30 days
  • Record of Participation

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About your presenter

Michelle Charlton

As the Principal of her organisation, Michelle works with her team to provide specialised VET and RTO support services including:

  • Writing and resource development
  • Assessment review
  • Assessment marking
  • Assessment validation
  • Professional Development information and activities


Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. 

She holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.


Contact and connect with Michelle:

E: michelle@specialisedvetservices.com.au

W: specialisedvetservices.com.au

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