Assessment One – Written Questions
For each question, you must record your written response in the space provided.
Q1. According to the assessors’ Code of Practice, what must an assessor provide to the student prior to the assessment activity?
Q2. If a student is unable to proceed with an assessment activity due to a safety concern created by a hazard in the immediate environment, what options can the assessor provide to the student?
Q3. Explain what is meant by the following terms:
Q3a. Work-focused assessment
Q3b. Criterion-referenced assessment
Q3c. Standards-based assessment
Q3d. Evidence-based assessment
Q3e. Dimensions of competency
Q4. What is the main purpose of conducting an RPL or RCC assessment?
Q5. You are required to contextualise the following performance criterion for assessment in a workplace. In the space provided, interpret the performance criterion as it may be applied in the student’s context and identify suitable assessment methods that may be used to gather evidence for competency.
In this case, the workplace is Ocean World Theme Park and the student works in an information booth providing customer service. Ensure you use appropriate action words for a Certificate III level student. The performance criterion below has been derived from unit BSBCUS301 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers.
Performance Criterion Interpretation for student Assessment methods
1.1 Use appropriate interpersonal skills to accurately identify and clarify customer needs and expectations.
Q6. List the four (4) principles of assessment and briefly explain how each may be addressed when planning an assessment.
Q7. List and define the three (3) types of evidence. Give examples of different contexts where each may be used.
Q8. Of the three types of evidence, what type/s of evidence are most commonly used for RPL? Why?
Q9. How do the four (4) rules of evidence guide the way evidence is collected? Ensure you identify each of the four rules in your answer.
Q10. Use the table below and list three (3) different assessment methods; for each method list two assessment tools that could be used; For each assessment tool explain when it would be the most appropriate to use.
Assessment method Assessment Tool Appropriate context to use the tool
Q11. When conducting an assessment tool review:
a. Why should you record the outcomes of an assessment tool trial?
b. Explain the importance of keeping this record
c. Detail the version control procedures that must be followed
Q12. Go to http://www.training.gov.au and access a Training Package (e.g. BSB10115 Certificate I in Business) of your choice:
a. Select two units of competency that would be suitable for integration and explain why it would be appropriate to integrate your selected units
b. Describe the contextualisation guidelines and provide an example of how you may apply these guidelines
Q13. When conducting assessment in a workplace:
a. How do you ensure that students meet the requirements of the standard/unit being assessed as well as the standard expected by the workplace?
b. List and explain the policies and procedures you must follow to ensure the safety of all people involved.
c. How do you ensure access to appropriate resources?
d. Name three (3) types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that may need to be used. Research the internet to find out the procedures involved.
Q14. List the four (4) dimensions of competency and provide an example for each dimension.