Assessment issues that may impact your RTO audit (Part 1) Leave a comment


      • Around 72% of RTOs FAIL audit on Assessment
      • Approximately 50% of those FAIL to be able to rectify their assessment tools on resubmission under the OLD audit mode

According to the new audit model:

      • There may be NO opportunity to rectify critical non-compliances
      • Initial registration clients with critical non-compliances are unlikely to get an opportunity to rectify and potentially would be unable to reapply
      • Registered RTOs risk sanctions, conditions, or even worse cancellations for critical non-compliances on the first audit

There are a number of assessment-related issues that may affect your audit outcome. You should ensure your assessment resources meet the following criteria:

      • Assessment resources have sufficient and clear information regarding what, when, how, where, why for your assessment template and all assessment tasks and activities.
      • Assessment resources have robust benchmarking and/or trainers guide.
      • Assessment resources are allowing the trainer/assessor to assess the skills and knowledge of students through different assessment tasks over a period of timeto ensure “consistency” and “sufficiency”
      • Each and every question and assessment task has very clear guidelines around what is expected from the students in terms of both “quantity” and “quality”
      • You have customised the off-the-shelf resources according to your RTO needs and requirements and not using them “as-it-is”
      • Your assessment resources are written by Industry experts with subject matter experts and are “Industry-relevant” and “current”
      • Your assessment resources address all requirements of the training packaging rules
      • Your assessment resources have detailed and valid performance checklists/observation checklists for assessing and observing the students before, during and after any skill assessment activity or workplace task
      • Your trainers and assessors gather sufficient, valid evidence for competency assessment
      • Your organisation offers appropriate simulated environments for conducting assessments
      • The  authenticity of assessment, particularly in distance and online delivery is established and maintained

The information presented on the VET Resources blog is for general guidance only. While we strive for accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness or timeliness of the information. VET Resources is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. Always consult a professional for advice tailored to your circumstances.

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