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Observation Based Tasks - Developing Assessment Tools #6: How-To!

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Develop workplace / simulated observation & demonstration instruments for real unit of competency examples!

Key tips & tricks for ensuring clear instructions & tasks, applying the Principles of Assessment & Rules of Evidence, developing robust evaluative criteria & integrating skills & knowledge.

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!

And we're providing vetr's Observation Assessment Instrument Template for you to use -
follow along &  prepare your own product assessment task during the course!

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

1 hour, 45 minutes in duration.

    225+ Registrations!     


What we cover

  Developing workplace / simulated observation & demonstration instruments

  Ensuring clear instructions & tasks

  Documenting context!

  Applying the Principles of Assessment & Rules of Evidence

  Developing robust evaluative criteria

  Reasonable adjustment considerations

  Integrating skills & knowledge

  Unit clustering considerations

  With volumes of tips & tricks along the way!


Clear guidelines
Learning how much I need to still learn!
The best part was how Phill completely answers the "how to" part of this task
Clear and credible presentation of information
Very detailed information on the topic
Phill's practical experience in support of his points throughout his delivery
Another great topic presented by Phill
vetr is a much needed provision in industry. Keep it up!

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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:

Develop Observation Based Tasks

1 hr, 47 min

Template - Observation Assessment Instrument

1 min

Further vocational education resources

2 min


The following statements are received when the course is completed:

Statement of Completion
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