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Your Way: Creating Multiple Choice Questions

This 90 minute webinar is from our suite of Your Way offerings. It is ready to be presented to your staff at a time that suits you! Need more information? Simply fill out our enquiry form below for a quote.

This webinar will look at writing and developing Multiple Choice questions as part of your VET delivery and assessment. It is often thought that Multiple Choice questions are not applicable to VET; additionally, people assume they are the easiest assessment questions to write. These are incorrect assumptions. 

Based on many years of experience writing formal assessment questions for local, state, national and international assessments, Dave Tout will share with you some of his insights on:

  • the benefits and challenges of writing Multiple Choice Questions
  • how to write good Multiple Choice Questions
  • an alternative type of Multiple Choice question – what ACER refers to as a CMC

Dave will provide helpful tips and advice on best practices when developing Multiple Choice questions, regardless of online or face-to-face delivery. He will also provide insights into how to write questions that are designed to be more accessible to learners with LLN issues.

Key topics covered

  • Best practice multiple choice questions
  • The benefits and challenges
  • How to write good multiple choice questions
  • Writing questions for learners with LLN issues
  • An alternative type of multiple choice question

Who should attend

  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Manager
  • Private Individuals
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • RTO Managers

What to expect

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


Dave Tout


Dave Tout is a Senior Research Fellow in the Tertiary and Vocational Assessment Services unit at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He has over 40 years’ experience, mainly in the VET sector, working across schools, TAFEs, ACE providers, university, and industry.

Dave has extensive experience in developing literacy and numeracy assessments for school students, youth, and adults for a range of clients, including Australian and New Zealand governments, across the Pacific Islands and for the OECD, and has run test development workshops for a range of organisations across different countries. Dave has been involved in various international numeracy and maths assessments including PIAAC and PISA. In 2018, Dave was appointed by the OECD as Chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for the second cycle of the International Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).

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