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How we assess

As you progress through your course, your skills, knowledge and competence will be assessed using a range of methods.

Learning Opportunities:

Method Type of Learning Activities Methods of Assessment

LEARN (online Classroom)

Content and assessment will be available via the LEARN (online classroom) and the recommended texts will provide additional learning content. You will be given notification via email and access to the LEARN unit two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. Online Assessment
  • Activities, tasks, quizzes, assessments, multiple choices questions,
  • Written questions
  • Questionnaires

Workshop / Contact session

Compulsory attendance at Workshop / Contact sessions is required. This will include learning activities and the opportunity to participate in practical skills practice. Compulsory practical assessment is undertaken. Written assessments may be undertaken in class or out of class and may be open or closed book Practical Assessment
  • Real work and real-time activities at the workplace
  • Work activities in a simulated workplace
  • Simulation exercises and role plays (including Interviews)
  • Presentations
  • Verbal questioning
  • Self-evaluation
  • Oral examinations (at higher levels)
Written Assessment
  • Written questions
  • Tasks
  • Questionnaires
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Self-evaluation
  • Written examinations (at higher levels)
  • In addition to the above, Higher Education assessment could include: work-based projects; case studies; essays; research projects; reports; plans; campaigns; debates; annotated bibliographies; blogs and reflective journals.

Portfolio Assessment
  • Portfolios
  • Journals
  • Products as a result of a project
  • Collection of work samples

Vocational placement

In accordance with the Training Package requirements students are required to successfully demonstrate a range of skills in a Vocational Placement/Workplace. Your lecturer will let you know the length of the placement and which units of competency are assessed during placement. Direct observation
  • Real work and real-time activities at the workplace
  • Work activities in a simulated workplace
  • Verbal questioning
Third Party Verification
  • Log book
  • Self-evaluation / reflection

Workplace based training

Students who are employed will be able to complete their learning and assessment programs fully on-the-job, with support from TAFE SA lecturers. There is also the option of attending TAFE SA for training and assessment blocks. Third Party Verification
  • Log books

Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (applicable to Vocational Education Training students) or Credit for Prior Learning (applicable to Higher Education students) involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system. Discuss the application process for recognition of a subject/unit with your lecturer.

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Historic evidence
  • Information about life experience
  • Testimonials and reports from employers and supervisors
  • Evidence of training
  • Authenticated prior achievements
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