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Plan assessment activities and processes
The approach to assessing an individual’s or group’s skills and knowledge must be relevant to the work context and the outcomes required by the learners. It involves establishing the who, what, when, where and how of the assessment process by considering the learners’ needs, the work context and the benchmarks they must achieve for a competent outcome. The planning stage is therefore vital to the successful implementation of quality assessment activities.
Assessing competence
Assessing the vocational competence of a candidate is an extremely important responsibility. You are effectively ‘letting the candidate loose’ to work within an industry with your personal endorsement and that of your organisation. With such responsibility comes a legal duty of care to ensure you follow the appropriate steps and comply with the national standards and industry and organisational benchmarks. The steps used in assessing competence in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector are outlined below: 1. Prepare for the assessment by reviewing the assessment plan. 2. Brief the candidate clearly and accurately. 3. Gather valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence. 4. Make an assessment decision. 5. Give feedback to the candidate regarding the process and outcomes. 6. Document and report the assessment outcomes. 7. Review the assessment for improvement.
Assessment question guidance
We go through the assessment questions with you to help you approach each question in the right way.
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 Demonstrate active and appropriate participation in validation sessions and activities using agreed communication methods and modes


 Apply principles of assessment and rules of evidence during validation sessions and activities 


 Check that context and conditions of assessment include clear instructions for assessor and candidate and relate directly to the assessment conditions of the relevant unit 


 Check that tasks to be administered to the candidate include clear and concise instructions and an outline of evidence requirements


 Check that assessment decision-making rules and benchmarks, are clear and enable consistent outcomes


 Check that recording mechanisms are clear and allow for sufficient information to be recorded


 Review and use assessment maps to assist in determining validity of assessment instruments