The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies, observations and feedback from supervisors (third party reports). The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
Demonstration. The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. These activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace (Child Care Centre). These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.
Written Report / Case Study / Journal. The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.
Project. The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, research, Policies and Procedures).
Knowledge Test. The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course learning materials and notes.
Workplace Supervisor Report. Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the student’s performance during the 360 hours of work placement activities.