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Recognition of Prior Learning - Developing Assessment Tools #9: How-To!

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Consider key components of recognition assessment tool design

We develop robust recognition instruments in a task based RPL approach using real unit of competency examples!

Examine ensuring clear instructions & tasks from an RPL perspective, documenting the assessment context, applying the Principles of Assessment & Rules of Evidence & reasonable adjustment considerations.

Using real unit of competency examples and assessment contexts, we engage attendees in the development of assessment tools, delving into what makes assessment tools fit-for-purpose, usable & efficient!

Free! for VET PD Series subscribers - Register via your vetr portal dashboard.

1 hour, 45 minutes in duration.



What we cover

  Developing recognition instruments in a task based RPL approach

  Ensuring clear instructions

  Documenting context!

  Applying the Principles of Assessment & Rules of Evidence

  Reasonable adjustment considerations

  Unit clustering considerations

  With volumes of tips & tricks along the way!


Great examples, flowed well
Cleared up the definition of what RPL is. The best explanation I have heard and will be very useful to repeat
Expertise of the instructor, knew the topic and clearly explained
Clear guide as I had misunderstood the RPL process
Uptodate information on VET practice interactivity
Look VET is dry and complicated in compliance. I am impressed by how he can deliver this material effectively
Thanks Phill, you cleared up some tricky areas
VET is constantly changing so this was an excellent refresher
Happy client. well done

Participant Feedback


Our Community Advisor - Phill Bevan

As a master assessor, Phill has undertaken tens of thousands of assessments with thousands of students in public, not-for-profit, private and enterprise provider contexts. As a qualified auditor, he has leveraged these skills in hundreds of internal reviews & regulator audits to support issue identification and robust assessment improvement projects. Phill has two decades of Assessment Tool development experience including writing assessment tools for major enterprises - ASX listed companies, TAFE Institutes, Enterprise RTOs, University dual sector providers & major private colleges - as well as working with national VET publisher teams on assessment design, and technology providers on effective digital assessment practices. His work has been deployed with student cohorts in excess of 5,000 candidates using a single designed unit of competency tool.

Holding BSZ, TAA & TAE training package qualifications at Certificate IV and Diploma level, in addition to his Masters of Education with specialisation in competency based training, Phill is the author of vetr's Assessment Tools Templates Pack now in use with hundreds of VET providers nationally.

 A Statement of Completion is available on completion of course activities.


Assessment including Competency-Based Assessment

  • Plan and Design Assessment
    • Identify modification and contextualisation requirements
    • Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process
    • Design the assessment tool
    • Develop the assessment instruments


Here is the course outline:

Developing RPL Tools

1 hr, 44 min

Take a detailed look at Recognition of Prior Learning instruments & tasks.

Further vocational education resources

2 min

Continue to explore other vocational education resources.


The following statements are received when the course is completed:

Statement of Completion
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