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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Critically examines the structures, processes and practices of assessment that are common in the vocational education and training sector, with particular emphasis on their importance in the context of recognition of prior learning. Students demonstrate advanced skills and creativity in planning, designing and developing valid and rigorous student assessment frameworks.

Unit content

  • The nature and function of assessment in VET
  • Structures, processes and practices for assessment in VET
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Grading in a competency based system
  • The nature of validity and rigour in assessment
  • Creative approaches to assessment
  • Planning, designing and developing valid and rigorous assessment

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the nature and function of student assessment in VET
2 critically examine the structures, processes and practices of student assessment in VET
3 identify issues and propose solutions to the use of grading in a competency-based system
4 identify issues and propose solutions to the practice of recognition of prior learning
5 demonstrate advanced skills and creativity in planning, designing and developing valid and rigorous student assessment frameworks.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the nature and function of student assessment in VET
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. critically examine the structures, processes and practices of student assessment in VET
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. identify issues and propose solutions to the use of grading in a competency-based system
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. identify issues and propose solutions to the practice of recognition of prior learning
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate advanced skills and creativity in planning, designing and developing valid and rigorous student assessment frameworks.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.