ASQA | Spotlight On assessment validation, Chapter 2
The importance of validation
Chapter 2 aims to help RTOs put an effective assessment validation process in place to drive quality outcomes for students and your organisation.
To demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 (the Standards) you need to demonstrate you have a systemic and effective assessment validation process in place. Validation also has many benefits outside of regulatory compliance. It encourages ongoing continuous improvement to promote quality outcomes for your students and your organisation.
The benefits of validation
Did you know there are four ways effective assessment validation could help your provider?
Watch this short video which outlines the four in greater detail and explains what they might mean for you and your students. Keep reading this page to gain further insights.
Validation means better quality outcomes
An effective validation process ensures your students are receiving training and assessment that covers the requirements of the training product and is relevant and reflective of current industry conditions.
Having an assessment system that achieves the best results for students means they are more likely to achieve success obtaining employment. As well as being an excellent result for students, this demonstrates to industry and potential students your strength as a quality provider.
Validation assists self-assurance and continuous improvement
Assessment validation also plays a significant role in identifying and developing improvement opportunities for future use. Reflecting on the validation outcomes provides a valuable opportunity to share ideas and experiences to ensure there is ongoing continuous improvement of the assessment undertaken by your provider.
Validation means compliance
Remember to review your assessment tools
Before using with students, new or amended tools should be checked for quality and fit for the context you are using them in.
You are responsible for ensuring the tool meets the requirements of the training package, qualification and/or unit of competency. Do not solely rely on the assessment tool developed to provide compliant tools.
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