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Master Mentoring: Building Better Assessment Guides

26 July 2022
Recording of Zoom Meeting

Please note: This sixth session in our Master Mentoring  program has now occurred. However you can still purchase the recording independently or as part of the bundle.


Assessment guides are a vital part of building an effective assessment system

This is because they assist assessors in making consistent assessment decisions about competence. A well-designed assessment guide will help to minimise variations in judgements between assessors and will enable more relevant and meaningful feedback to be provided to candidates.

This session will outline how the principle of reliability can be applied through the development of a good quality assessment guide, highlighting best practice elements in terms of format, detail, and breadth of guidance.

Critically, it will focus on how to develop evidence criteria to judge the quality of performance, (including the creation of VET-based rubrics), and will provide insight into framing model answers for the evaluation of knowledge, as well the descriptions for observations needed to assess skills.

Join Marc Ratcliffe for this session who will provide suggestions on extension advice that can be included to support assessors in understanding the full intent of the unit of competency. That is: information about contextualisation options, clustering opportunities, reasonable adjustments, or the qualification details with which the unit is packaged, to confirm any relevant AQF requirements.

Key topics/outcomes from in this webinar:

  •  Common challenges with assessment guides
  • How the principle of reliability can be applied through the development of an assessment guide
  • The elements of a best practice assessment guide
  • Outline how to develop evidence criteria to judge the quality of performance
  • Explain how to use a rubric to measure performance and provide feedback
  • Identify an ideal structure for an assessment guide
  • Highlight key extension advice that can be provided to assessors to support them in understanding the full intent of a unit of competency
  • Explain how assessment guides contribute to compliance

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 26 July 2022
2.00pm - 3:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
2.00pm - 3:30pm  (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
1:30pm - 3:00pm (ACST: SA)
1:30am - 3:00pm (ACST: NT)
12.00pm - 1.30pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone who is looking to ensure their Assessment Guides are on track:

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Training Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Content and Resource Developers
  • Curriculum Team Members
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by our Master of Training and Assessment (Marc Ratcliffe), you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Any additional supportive resource/s
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Marc Ratcliffe


Marc Ratcliffe is a multi-award-winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private RTO that specialises in Trainer Training. He is a strong advocate for "edu-tainment" and believes that learner involvement and fun are integral to student success.  He has delivered over 300 training and assessment courses since 2000 and continues to be an in-demand conference speaker and workshop facilitator, having presented at more than 50 conferences in a dozen countries in the past decade and was recently named as the winner of the “Best Training and Development Leadership” Award for 2017 at the World Training and Development Congress in Mumbai.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Turn video on to see others
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Opportunity to break out into Zoom groups for discussion
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Marc Ratcliffe before the session, please email

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