Rest assured the changes we’ve made have minimal impact on how you use our assessment tools. We’ve simply implemented suggested improvements to ensure you continue to receive the highest standard of training and assessment resources.
Yes. All of your existing student records and completed assessment tools remain unchanged and can still be accessed via your online platform. We won’t be moving students’ existing records, so you can rest assured evidence of their participation and completion of training and assessment will remain securely stored online.
Our multimedia learning content has not changed, so it is possible to use the 2018 assessment tools regardless of when they commenced their learning.
We recommend using the 2018 assessment tools to assess:
If a learner has completed training and has already commenced short-answer questions or major projects such as role-plays, case studies and projects, we recommend the RTO compare the 2016 and 2018 mapping documents to see if there are any assessment gaps they need to address.
No resource provider can claim to have assessment tools that are 100% audit compliant; compliance comes from the assessment systems and processes your RTO implements, the way you utilise the learning and assessment materials, maintain student records, record assessment outcomes, and so on.
Didasko advises all its prospective clients to proceed with caution when doing business with any provider that claims to have ‘fully compliant’ assessment tools and materials.
The resources and tools provided by Didasko are developed in line with each unit of competency’s requirements and the standards for RTOs to assist RTOs to more efficiently address compliance. However, it is highly recommended that individual RTOs, and the trainers and assessors using the resources, contextualise them to meet the needs and requirements of their organisation, students, and the training, assessment and workplace environments they are used in.
Unfortunately, Didasko cannot contextualise assessments on behalf of your RTO. It is a requirement of individual RTOs to document their consultation, planning and assessment processes and any contextualisation of assessment tools. Evidence of contextualisation may be requested during an audit to demonstrate your compliance with the standards.
Earlier this year, Didasko received feedback from clients that auditors had been requesting standardised responses to verbal questions documented in our practical observation assessment tool. These questions were designed as indicators of the types of questions that a learner could be asked by an assessor during an observation assessment. They were meant to be contextualised to suit the learner’s needs and the context and location of the assessment. As a result, it is impossible for Didasko to provide a ‘standard response’.
Assessors are encouraged to record any verbal questions they ask during an assessment and the learner’s response in the Assessor’s comments and feedback column in the updated practical observation assessment tool. Feedback on performance and suggestions for further improvement for individual tasks can also be recorded here. The ability to provide overall feedback to the learner about their performance during the practical assessment is still provided at the end of the assessment tool.
For information on how to access the SIT v2.0 assessment tools contact the client services team.