Validating assessment tools
in a industry, region, city, state, assessor network through licensing or similar body with co-assessors with peers/colleagues from other training and/or assessment organisations lead assessors managers, supervisors technical and subject experts, including occupational health and safety (OHS) experts and language, literacy and numeracy specialists personnel or partners with responsibilities for input into the quality assurance system training and/or assessment coordinators industry clients industry regulators employee and employer representatives members of professional associations personnel from a state or territory registering body independent validators assessment panels moderation meetings collectively developing/reviewing banks of assessment tools and exemplars benchmarking field testing, trialling and piloting assessment tools peer review team assessment internal audit process client feedback mechanisms mentoring of less experienced by more experienced assessors use of independent assessment validator to review validation processes candidate selection rational and purpose of competency-based assessment assessment records/data management/information management recognition of current competency/recognition of prior learning/credit arrangements assessors - needs, qualifications, maintaining currency assessment reporting procedures assessment appeals candidate grievances/complaints validation evaluation/internal audit costs/resourcing access and equity/reasonable adjustment partnership arrangements links with human resource or industrial relations systems links with overall quality management system legal and ethical responsibilities of assessors assessment system policies and procedures reporting, recording and retrieval systems for assessment, including documenting the agreed approach to validation licensing/legal ramifications of assessing competence requirements of training and/or assessment organisations relating to assessment and validation quality assurance systems business and performance plans access and equity policies and procedures collaborative/partnership arrangements policies, procedures and programs defined resource parameters mutual recognition arrangements industrial relations systems and processes, awards/enterprise agreements AQTF Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), in particular Standard 8, RTO assessment registration scope human resource policies/procedures and legal requirements including anti-discrimination, equal employment, job role/responsibilities/conditions relevant industry codes of practice confidentiality and privacy requirements of information relating to completed assessments OHS considerations, including: ensuring OHS requirements are adhered to during the assessment process identifying and reporting OHS hazards and concerns to relevant personnel the criterion against which the candidate is assessed which, may be a competency standard/unit of competency, assessment criteria of course curricula, performance specifications, product specifications the Assessment Guidelines of the relevant Training Package/s information from the competency standards about the resources required for assessment, the assessment context, appropriate assessment methods standards assessment activities identified in accredited modules derived from the relevant competency assessment activities in Support Materials related to the relevant competency standards any requirements of OHS, legislation, codes of practice, standards and guidelines indicators and levels of competence of the National Reporting System organisational requirements for demonstration of work performance product specifications assessment tools samples of collected evidence documentation outlining the basis of assessment decisions reports/records of assessment decisions validation templates validation checklists assessment exemplars and competency standards sampling techniques banks of assessment tools survey proformas analysing and reviewing assessment tools analysing and reviewing collected evidence analysing and reviewing assessment decisions/records of assessment outcomes examining assessment records examining assessment systems discussing the assessment process, issues, difficulties in interpretation holding interviews with each other or with management, trainers/facilitators, candidates analysing client feedback observing assessment conduct using validation tools reviewing and interpreting Assessment Guidelines examining assessor qualifications analysing appeals processes recording evidence of validation processes and outcomes the purpose and aims of the assessment the context of assessment relevant competency standards to be used as the benchmarks for assessment other assessment information/documentation identified as relevant identified personnel identified assessment methods and assessment tools possibilities for clustering units of competency for assessment purposes identified OHS hazards, including assessed risks and control strategies material and/or physical resources required organisational arrangements for conducting assessment OHS reporting requirements any special assessment needs, e.g.
Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included. an organisation registered to provide recognised training and assessment services; includes TAFE institutes, private commercial colleges/ companies, enterprises, community organisations, group training companies and schools an organisation working in a partnership arrangement with an RTO to provide recognised training and assessment services an organisation that provides non-recognised training and assessment services as part of organisational quality assurance processes to address an identified area of risk in assessment practice and quality to demonstrate compliance with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to ensure assessments meet the evidence requirements of the competency standards or other assessment benchmarks to provide evidence for external audit to provide evidence for internal audit to improve assessment practices to evaluate the quality of assessment tools to provide professional development to increase assessor confidence to determine whether different assessors using the same tools collect the same types and levels of evidence to determine whether different assessors interpret the same evidence similarly to determine whether assessment decisions reflect the principles of assessment and rules of evidence internal to the organisation, e.g.
same site or across sites external to the organisation, e.g.
This unit specifies the competence required to participate in an assessment validation process.
Validation is a process involving assessors working in collaboration to review, compare and evaluate their assessment process and their assessment outcomes in relation to the same unit/s of competency.
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