How to determine whether an assessment tool covers the unit of competency

The Standards for RTOs 2015 require every RTO to implement a plan to validate the practices and judgements linked to each training product on the RTO’s scope of registration.  Trouble is, once the assessments have been conducted using tools that have flaws, the implications can be huge - from extra work for staff, dollars on redevelopment, and right up to audit rectification activity, which in worst cases, can mean needing to recall certification issued to students.

One positive step toward avoiding this type of audit angst is to conduct a pre-implementation validation of assessment tools (a training product review).  And at the very least, this should include a validation of the mapping document to confirm that the:

  • Assessment tool is going to collect all of the evidence required by the unit of competency 

  • Evidence collected will be the right type of evidence per the requirements

  • Mapping is accurate and not saying something is covered when it’s not (which, when this happens, presents a risk to the RTO)


Join this session with Michelle Charlton to go through real-life examples of assessment tools to see how to:

  • Look for gaps in an assessment against the unit - no matter if they’ve been developed in-house or purchased

  • Determine whether the mapping document is accurate

  • Confirm whether the assessment task or question has been developed to collect the right type of evidence 

  • Ascertain the level of risk to the RTO


Investment in knowing how to properly conduct a validation of mapping will also help set the RTO up for more positive outcomes when it comes time to undertake the mandatory formal validation as described in the Standards.   


Learn about the mindset and methodology as described in the Big Book of kNOw


Other Details:

  • Recorded - April 2021

  • Duration - Approx. 75 mins

  • Access - 30 days from date of purchase

 

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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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