Recognition Prior Learning
Recognition Prior Learning to commencing the assessments, your trainer/assessor will explain each assessment task and the submission of your assessment task. Please consult with your trainer/assessor if you have any questions. It is important that you understand and adhere to the terms and conditions, and fullyaddress each assessment task. If any assessment task is not fully addressed, then your assessment task will be returned to you for resubmission. Your trainer/assessor will remain available to support you throughout the assessment process.
- Address each question including any sub-points
- Demonstrate that you have researched the topic thoroughly
- Cover the topic in a logical, structured manner
- Your assessment tasks are well presented, well referenced and word processed
- Your assessment tasks include your full legal name on each and every page.
It is a condition of enrolment that you actively participate in your studies. Active participation is completing all the assessment tasks on time.
Plagiarism is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own. Plagiarism is a serious act and may result in a learner’s exclusion from a course. When you have any doubts about including the work of other authors in your assessment, please consult your trainer/assessor. The following list outlines some of the activities for which a learner can be accused of plagiarism:
- Presenting any work by another individual as one’s own unintentionally
- Handing in assessments markedly similar to or copied from another learner
- Presenting the work of another individual or group as their own work
- Handing in assessments without the adequate acknowledgement of sources used, including assessments taken totally or in part from the internet.
If it is identified that you have plagiarised within your assessment, then a meeting will be organised to discuss this with you, and further action may be taken accordingly.
Collusion is the presentation by a learner of an assignment as their own that is, in fact, the result in whole or in part of unauthorised collaboration with another person or persons. Collusion involves the cooperation of two or more learners in plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct and, as such, both parties are subject to disciplinary action. Collusion or copying from other learners is not permitted and will result in a Not Competent outcome.
Recognition Prior Learning
Assessments must be typed using document software such as (or similar to) MS Office. Handwritten assessments will not be accepted (unless, prior written confirmation is provided by the trainer/assessor).
There are two outcomes of assessments: S = Satisfactory and NS = Not Satisfactory (requires more training and experience).
Once the learner has satisfactorily completed all the tasks for this module the learner will be awarded “Competent” (C) or “Not Competent” (NC) for the relevant unit of competency.
If you are deemed “Not Competent” you will be provided with feedback from your assessor and will be given another chance to resubmit your assessment task(s). If you are still deemed as “Not Competent” you will be required to re-enrol in the unit of competency.
Assessment appeals process
If you feel that you have been unfairly treated during your assessment, and you are not happy with your assessment and/or the outcome as a result of that treatment, you have the right to lodge an appeal. You must first discuss the issue with your trainer/assessor. If you would like to proceed further with the request after discussions with your trainer/assessor, you need to lodge your appeal to the Academic Manager, in writing, outlining the reason(s) for the appeal.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners will be able to have their previous experience or expertise recognised on request.
Learners with special needs should notify their trainer/assessor to request any required adjustments as soon as possible. This will enable the trainer/assessor to address the identified needs immediately.
Complete the following activities individually or in a group (as applicable to the specific activity and the assessment environment).
Where applicable, a signed observation by either an approved third party or the assessor will need to be included in these activities as proof of completion.