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Your Way: Designing and Developing Assessment Tools for Competence - Part 1

This 1 hour webinar is from our  suite of Your Way offerings.

It is ready to be presented to your staff, at a time that suit you! Need more information? Simply fill out our enquiry form below for a quote. 

When it comes to designing and developing assessments a range of skills are required to visualise, address and implement practices and methods that give learners the best opportunities to achieve competence.

Join Melanie Alexandra for this webinar as she unpacks the essential design requirements of the unit of competency TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools.   Looking at the most common design misconceptions, this session will focus on why RTO assessment authors have difficulties creating compliant tools and resources, often resulting in non-compliant outcomes at audit.

Being the first of two sessions, attendees will concentrate initially on elements one and two from this unit which cover determining what the focus of the assessment is and actually designing the tool. An Assessor’s essential planning begins at this stage as he/she underpins the end goals and how each tool plays a part in enabling students to achieve those competent outcomes.

Attend this webinar to:

gain a clear understanding behind the purpose of each assessment tool;
take a look at an assessment tool’s primary audience, purpose and context;
explore the methods and evidence gathering techniques applied;
ensure that the tool adheres to the required assessment principles; and
look at how to correctly administer and use the tool.
The session will also address a clear set of design benchmarks to support a successful assessment development journey.

This session is for all VET assessors who use assessment tools and is irrespective of whether they are the primary author of those tools.  As RTOs are essentially responsible for their assessment systems and resources, whether developed by their own people or purchased from an externally developed source, this session covers the components which are essential for maintaining the compliance of those tools and contextualising them to meet and address student needs and outcomes.

Key topics covered within this webinar

  • Determining the focus of assessment tools
  • Understanding the primary audience
  • Designing assessment tools to enable competent outcomes
  • Using tools to direct and gather assessment evidence

Who should attend

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • VET Teachers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Melanie Alexandra


Melanie has held a variety of roles within the Academic and Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors over the past 25 years including trainer and assessor, Head of Faculty, Program Manager, RTO Manager, and Head of Quality Assurance and has won awards for practice excellence in teaching and learning, and outstanding leadership.

In recent years, Melanie worked as a Senior Lead Auditor, conducting regulatory audits and registrations against the current VET Quality Framework and Standards for RTOs 2015, and has authored and built a number of online professional development programs to support VET practitioners nationally.

Today Melanie works as an Education Services Advisor of Vocational Education, Skills and Training for Queensland schools and provides consulting support services to RTOs as a VET Consultant in her own right.

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