VET Co-assessment

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VET Co-assessment Procedure

Policy Code: LT1854


Co-assessment Responsibility Plans need to be completed when a person conducting assessments on behalf of the University does not have all of the assessment competencies set out in Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Element 1.4 or the Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations 2011. The staff member carrying out the supervision must hold the assessment qualifications.

Assessor Qualifications and Competence

Source: SNR and AQTF Standards in conjunction with the National  Skills Standards Council (NSSC) Determination, 17 June 2013

Assessors must:

  1. Hold the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set or be able to demonstrate equivalence of competencies; and
  2. Be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  3. Be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Note: If a person does not have all the assessment competencies as defined in (1) ,(2) and (3) then one or more persons with the combined expertise in (1), (2) and (3) may work together to conduct the assessment.

Definition of Co-assessment

If a person does not have all the assessment competencies defined by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) or the relevant vocational competencies, one person with the defined assessor skill set and one or more people who hold the relevant vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed may work together to conduct the assessments.

Management of Co-assessment

  1. The decision to undertake a team assessment will be approved by the Deputy Dean/Director.
  2. The Deputy Dean/Director or Program Coordinator will appoint a lead assessor with the assessment qualifications as outlined in Element 1.4.
  3. The lead assessor and other members of the assessment team, will document who is responsible for each part of the assessment process in an assessment plan.
  4. The assessment plan must clearly set out each member's responsibility for planning, monitoring, recording and reviewing the assessment process. Refer to the A Co-assessment Responsibility Plan.
  5. The assessment team will undertake the assessment process as outlined in the plan and document meetings and assessment decisions.
  6. The team or nominated person will maintain ongoing assessment records of student progress. The Co-assessment Responsibility Plan, together with records of meetings, should be retained in the School for 2 years.

Implementation and Communication

The procedure will be implemented and communicated throughout the University via:

  • Announcement the University’s News webpage;
  • Inclusion in the University Policy Library;
  • Annual professional development including assessment activities and workshops.

Records Management

Title Location Responsible Officer Minimum Retention Period
Co-assessment Responsibility Plan School/Centre/College Deputy Dean/Director 2 years

Records Disposal

University records must only be disposed of in accordance with the University’s Records Disposal Process as outlined in the Records Framework Procedure. Authorisation must be obtained from the Deputy Dean/Director, Records Management Services and the Director of Academic Services or their delegate prior to disposal. Records must not be destroyed where it is known that those records may likely be required in evidence, either now or in the future.