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Assessment in Action

The Assessment in Action webinar event series is aimed at supporting assessors and their RTOs in implementing effective assessment practices. Assessment underpins the integrity of our VET system and as such, it is important that we have robust systems and procedures in place that reflect the needs of industry, meet the requirements of the relevant training product/s and are consistent with the expectations of regulator.

The event comprises the following sessions:

  • Mapping Assessment
  • Collecting Meaningful Evidence
  • Maintaining Industry Engagement
  • Validating Assessment
  • Understanding the Impact of Volume of Learning.

These sessions have been carefully curated to provide a balanced view of how to maintainquality assessment practice within an RTO environment and have been selected in response to some of the major non-compliances found at audit around ‘assessment’. The sessions offer an opportunity to seek both affirmation of current practice as well as a means of identifying areas of improvement and extension.

Aside from guidance and advice, each session will provide a range of comprehensive ‘take-away’ materials, such as fact sheets, bonus guides, MRWED light papers and templates to inform practice.

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:00 to Friday, November 27, 2020 - 12:00

MRWED Event Series – Assessment in Action

All 5 webinars in this series are available here as one block

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Mapping Assessment

In assessment compliance, it is important to be able to show the relationship between the standard you are trying to prove, (from the relevant training product) and the tools you are using to prove someone’s competency in that training product. Mapping is often the key to ensuring that the assessment tools used to assess candidates, cover the entire unit, skill-set or qualification requirements, giving assessors, their RTOs and the regulator confidence in the assessment process. This session will guide participants through the process of mapping, identifying best practice approaches as well as key areas of concern. It will also provide a variety of mapping tools to support the process.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Collecting Meaningful Evidence

‘Evidence’ is what protects our assessment decisions. However, what constitutes ‘meaningful evidence’? This session looks at the purpose of evidence within an assessment system and provides advice on how to focus on the best fit for both the training package requirements and the learners. This will include looking at AQF Level indicators to ensure that the evidence collected is at an appropriate level and will support attendees in determining how best to collect evidence that is relevant, meaningful, and easy to link back to unit requirements.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Maintaining Industry Engagement

To provide training and assessment that is relevant to employers and to maximise learners’ opportunities for employment, advancement or further education, RTOs must engage with relevant industry stakeholders. This will enable them to establish appropriate contexts, methods and resources, and ensure that they have suitably qualified trainers and assessors to deliver training and to conduct assessment. This webinar will explore a step-by-step blueprint for success for how to get industry engagement right and make it sustainable for the RTO.

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Validating Assessment

Validation is an important responsibility for RTOs. However, it represents some of the highest non-compliances at audit. Engaging with industry stakeholders in the validation process is critical to ensuring training and assessment is aligned to current methods, technology, products and performance expectations for the workplace tasks specified in the relevant training package or VET accredited course. This webinar will provide specific examples and advice for creating a winning industry-focused validation strategy aimed at developing better systems and outcomes.

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Understanding the impact of Volume of Learning

This webinar will assist attendees in identifying their volume of learning responsibilities, help them to determine the amount of training required for a particular program, using the AQF volume of learning indicators as a benchmark, provide advice on how to justify alternate study periods based on the learner cohort and outline where in a Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) this could be reported.