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Applying the Rules of Evidence when Evaluating Student Work

26 July 2017

Even with the right intention it is unfortunate that the terms ‘assessment’ and ‘evaluation’ are often used to mean the same thing when they are, in fact, very different processes.
This session commences by clearly identifying the differences between the ‘assessment’ and ‘evaluation’ processes. It then proceeds by illustrating how the ‘assessment’ processes is governed by the ‘Principles of Assessment’ and if used effectively positively influences how the assessor’s judgement (evaluation) of competence can be confirmed through the evidence collected.

How does an assessor do this? They do it through the ‘evaluation’ of the assessment evidence gathered against the ‘Rules of Evidence’.

Regardless of the fact that there is a need to be compliant against the Standards for RTOs 2015, this session indicates how the above processes are a component part of quality assessment practices, but nevertheless the session concludes with indicating the clauses in the Standards that require these practices to be controlled and implemented.

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Assessment versus Evaluation - how these differ and yet work together very effectively
  • Principles of Assessment - morally and intrinsically correct
  • Rules of Evidence - legally and procedurally correct
  • Making these 'fit' with the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 through pre-assessment validation
  • Importance of post-assessment validation and statistical sampling

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This event is a pre-approved professional development opportunity offering 25 Right Way Professional Development Points.

Who should attend

  • RTO/Compliance Manager
  • Trainer/Assessor
  • Head of Faculty/Department/Area Manager

What to expect

Presented by John Price, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (two week access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


John Price

John Price & Associates

John Price has been an educator and trainer for over 40 years and in that time has worked as a Head of Department at TAFE, mentor, facilitator of national workshops covering delivery and assessment, risk management, auditing, leadership and interpersonal skill development.

John has been a keynote speaker at conventions and conferences, and maintained a grass roots level approach to dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.

He has also assisted over 300 organisations in Australia to achieve quality certification to the range of National Training Standards including: Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (versions 2012 and 2015); Australian Quality Training Framework standards (AQTF from 2001 – 2010) Australian and International ISO9001 standards (AS/NZS and ISO from 1987 – 2008) and worked with these organisations in establishing continuous improvement systems and strategies.

Opportunities to Interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, John Price, before the session, please email


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