- Principles of Assessment: These are the foundational guidelines ensuring assessments are fair, valid, reliable, and flexible. They ensure that assessments are conducted ethically and effectively, measuring what they are intended to measure.
- Rules of Evidence: These rules ensure that the evidence collected during an assessment is valid, sufficient, current, and authentic. They guide assessors in making judgements about a learner’s competency based on the evidence provided.
- Assessor Requirements, including Qualifications and Currency: This refers to the necessary qualifications and ongoing professional development requirements for assessors. It ensures assessors are competent and maintain current industry skills and knowledge, contributing to the credibility and quality of the assessment process.
- Use of Industry Experts: Involving industry experts in the assessment process ensures that the assessment is relevant and aligned with current industry standards and practices. They provide valuable insights and expertise, particularly in specialised or rapidly evolving fields.
- Assessment Supervision: This involves overseeing the assessment process to ensure it adheres to established standards and principles. Supervision ensures the integrity and fairness of the assessment, providing support and guidance to both assessors and learners.
- Reasonable Adjustment: This concept involves modifying the assessment process to accommodate the specific needs of individual learners, without compromising the integrity of the assessment. It ensures equity in assessment, allowing all learners to demonstrate their competency.
- Contextualisation: This refers to adapting assessment tools and methods to suit specific contexts, such as a particular workplace or learner group. Contextualisation ensures that assessments are relevant and meaningful, reflecting the real-world application of skills and knowledge.