Take this short course to learn basic statistical terms and steps relevant to calculating the random sample required for validation of assessment judgements

It covers:

  • Definitions of key terms - understand what you're working with when it comes time to calculate the sample required for validation of assessment judgements  

  • Examples of what is a 'population' versus a 'sample' 

  • How to apply the definitions in the context of meeting the requirements in the Standards for RTOs 2015  

  • The steps to calculate a statistically valid sample

  • How to generate a random sample

As part of the learning, there are a number of quiz questions to confirm understanding of the content in this short course.


This is a self-paced learning event - within the registration period, access the content and activities as it suits you. 

Registration grants access to all course resources for 14 days. Certificate is issued for PD recording purposes.

Others who took this course said:

"This short course is excellent! Easy to follow and navigate" 

"I love the quizzes and useful feedback given"

Course Information

  • 1


    • What you get in this short course

    • Accessing content in this course

  • 2


    • How to view the recordings with captions

    • Full recording - Statistical sampling

    • Key terms - Population

    • Key terms - Sampling

    • Key terms - Sample

    • Key terms - Random sample

    • Key terms - Error level

    • Key terms - Confidence level

    • Key terms - Statistically valid

    • Step 1 - Know the population

    • Step 2 - Use the calculator

    • Step 3 - Generate the random sample

  • 3

    Links and recap

    • Handy links

    • Recap on important points

  • 4

    Test Your Knowledge

    • Definitions

    • Selecting the sample for validation

    • Random sampling

  • 5


    • How did you go?