The requirement in the Standards to undertake validation of assessment judgements does not affect your RTO’s ability to undertake moderation activities, or any other process aimed at increasing the quality of assessment.
You could also work with other RTOs—from the same or different industry areas—and collaboratively validate each other’s assessment practices and judgements.
At least two units of competency should be sampled when validating a qualification.
You may expand the number of units to validate at any time during the validation process, particularly when validation outcomes indicate that assessment judgments are not valid.
Should this occur, you may: Your validation plan must clarify how you will document and act on validation outcomes.
For example, an assessment validation checklist addressing the principles of assessment and rules of evidence may be utilised to document the validation outcomes.
The trainer and assessor who delivered/assessed the training product being validated: Validation helps ensure that your RTO’s training and assessment practices are relevant to the needs of industry.
Those highlighted then become the randomly selected learners whose work is submitted for validation.
As part of validation, your RTO must have a documented plan which describes: Moderation is a quality control process aimed at bringing assessment judgements into alignment.
Moderation is generally conducted before the finalisation of student results as it ensures the same decisions are applied to all assessment results within the same unit of competency.
A validation schedule is a five year plan; each training product must be reviewed at least once in that five-year period.
At least 50 per cent of the training products must be validated in the first three years of the schedule.