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Assessment, Qualification and Issuing Units Policy (AQIU)

INTRODUCTION

The Assessment, Qualification and Issuing Units Policy was formulated in consideration of the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. The college is committed to maintaining a fair environment that supports and encourages the achievements of every learner.

OVERVIEW

To gain the AQF nationally recognised qualification, learners must complete the required number of units to meet the packaging rules of each course.

Learners can do this through any of the following combinations:

  1. Complete required units through completion of written and workplace related activities
  2. Recognition of Prior Learning
  3. Credit Transfer

Learners who do not complete the course in its entirety will obtain a Statement of Attainment for the units in which competency has been demonstrated. To achieve a result of competent, a learner must be deemed satisfactory in each component of the assessment, including:

  1. Written work
  2. Observation report
  3. Third party/Supervisor report

Learners will complete their course externally and it is self-paced. Trainers and assessors will collaborate with the learner’s workplace supervisors where possible to assist with course progression. Learners will be given additional assistance and support if required. They will receive regular contact from trainer consistent with the requirements of the training product, including assessment guidance and phone calls, as well as one-on-one assistance, where feasible.

Should a learner present with language, literacy, or numeracy (LLN) difficulties, additional needs, or a lack of skills, knowledge or experience, trainers will increase their allotted time to the learner, as deemed suitable. Adjustments may be needed to cater for different learner characteristics or needs.

Adjustments include:

  • Trainer Assistance
  • One-on-one Guidance
  • Access to hard and soft copy learning material

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment:

  • Fairness
  • Flexibility
  • Validity
  • Reliability

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Rules of Evidence:

  • Validity
  • Sufficiency
  • Authenticity
  • Currency

Trainers and assessors will strive to work closely with learners and their workplace supervisors, as well as providing advice and guidance to learners regarding their role in the workplace.

The college systematically monitors its training and assessment strategies and practices to ensure they are compliant and designed to achieve the strongest outcomes for its learners. ACFPT evaluates its strategies and practices in cooperation with relevantly qualified professionals.

During these evaluations, the college examines:

  • AVETMISS data
  • Quality indicator data
  • Validation outcomes
  • Client feedback
  • Trainer and assessor feedback
  • Complaints and appeals

The college then uses this information to inform its activities and practices.

The College offers RPL to each of its learners. The College has developed extensive RPL assessor guides and toolkits for qualifications on its scope. Trainers and Assessors will assist learners with this application should they decide to use it.

Credit Transfer is available to all eligible learners. Credit will be given to learners who provide access to their USI transcript or provide a copy of their record of results. The college will refer to the issuing organisation for verification.

Written Assessments

The college has developed an extensive assessment policy and plan for ongoing systematic validation of assessment practices and judgements.

Once you have completed your course, you will receive the following:

  • A certificate of completion
  • An academic transcript: this record follows AQF guidelines and is a list of the competencies you have achieved

A Registered Training Organisation issues a Statement of Attainment when an individual has completed one or more units of competency from a Nationally Recognised Training qualification. To find a detailed description of the units of competency within your course, please check the relevant course information on the college website.

To be awarded your Statement of Attainment, you must have:

  • Successfully completed all assessments and work placement
  • Been deemed to be competent in all your areas of study
  • Met all your financial obligations

POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

It is a condition of enrolment with the college that all learners sign the “Enrolment Form”. By signing, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the college’s policies and procedures and agree that you will make all reasonable efforts to ensure compliance with these policies and procedures.