Assessment Guidelines, Qualification Packaging Rules and Implementation Guides
Whenever you are working with individual competencies, units or qualifications from a Training Package, you will need to be aware of the Assessment Guidelines, the Qualification Packaging Rules and the Implementation Guide for that Training Package.
What are "Assessment Guidelines"?
The Assessment Guidelines are an endorsed component of a Training Package that underpins the assessment process and sets out the industry approach to valid, reliable, flexible and fair assessment. Assessment guidelines include information concerning: assessment system overview, assessor requirements, designing assessment resources, conducting assessment, sources of information on assessment.
What are "Qualification Packaging Rules"?
Each qualification within a Training Package has been designed to align with industry standards at a particular performance level. Careful consideration is given to grouping competencies in a Training Package into combinations that have meaning and purpose related to work functions and needs for the purpose of creating qualifications. The Qualification Packaging Rules will tell you what, if any, guidelines or restrictions apply to the way that you package individual competencies from a Training Package into a course or learning program.
What is an "Implementation Guide"?
Implementation Guides are support resources to help trainers implement Training Packages. They provide general, and State and Territory specific information, on:
- qualifications included in the Training Package
- registration processes and requirements for training organisations
- how to correlate course information from older accredited courses or earlier versions of the Training Package with the latest endorsed qualifications (sometimes called transitioning or mapping)
- sample training programs
- industry licensing requirements
- contacts and resources
- New Apprenticeships/Traineeships that include competencies or qualifications from the Training Package.
You'll find the Implementation Guide to be a really useful resource to help you design and deliver your learning and assessment strategies.
The NTIS website contains the Assessment Guidelines and Qualification Packaging Rules for Training Packages. You can download them directly from the site.Top