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Trialling Assessment Tools - Developing Assessment Tools #11: How-To!

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Ensure your tools are fit-for-purpose before use!

We look at trialling approaches & benefits for your assessment tools using real unit of competency examples.

Confirm the clarity of instructions & content & applicability of the assessment tools. Make sure tools are fit-for-purpose tools for context & conditions.

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


vetr's Assessment Tool Trial Report Template is also provided for your use.

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

40 minutes in duration.




What we cover

  Trialling approaches & benefits for your assessment tools

  Confirming clarity of instructions

  Confirming content & applicability

  Ensuring Principles of Assessment & Rules of Evidence

  Fit-for-purpose tools for context & conditions

  With volumes of tips & tricks along the way!


Loved Phill's examples. Really helped to think of practicality in the real world
The template tool was also very comprehensive
Giving me justification as to why trialling is actually a compliance requirement AND some definition of Who should trial and Why. This is GOLD for me!
Very practical and informative
Everything was great, especially the information Phill provided to us about the need to involve the candidate in the review process of the Assessment Tools
Knowing now to use candidates as part of the trialling and validation process
The best part was validating the actual work that i do, in relation to reviewing and trialling tools
Thank you Phill for your outstanding presentation

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

  • Prepare for Assessment
    • Analyse and interpret assessment information
  • Plan and Design Assessment
    • Review and trial the assessment tool


Here is the course outline:

Trialling Assessment Tools

39 min

Ensure your tools are fit-for-purpose before use!

Further vocational education resources

2 min

Continue exploration of vocational education resources.


The following statements are received when the course is completed:

Statement of Completion
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