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Efficient Marking Guides: Tips to getting it right

7 August 2018

When we picture a marking guide, we may think of a simple set of instructions that tell us things such as: what the student must do and submit; the amount of times they are required to do this; the resources required and the methods used to assess - and you would be right.  If this is simply the case, however, why do we keep getting this wrong?  Why is the consistent assessment of learner performance the most commonly recorded non-compliance across Australia today?  
In order to represent our vision of competent performance, this session increases our perspective by looking at the level of performance skills and knowledge required to achieve competency, the alignment and relationships described across the assessment tasks and interpreting the language used to guide assessment.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • How marking guides contribute to compliance
  • Aligning a marking guide to a single instance of summative assessment
  • Developing marking guides that enable competent performance across the bigger picture of mapped assessment tasks
  • Using clear descriptors that promote an understanding of competent performance and guide consistent assessment
  • Q&A

NB. Can't make the session?
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Date & Time

7 August  2018
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA, NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

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

Who should attend

  • RTO Compliance Manager
  • Head of Faculty/Department
  • Trainer and Assessor
  • L&D Manager
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Consultant

What to expect

Presented by Carol Hunter, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Carol Hunter



Carol Hunter is the Principal of RTO Services and Consulting. Her experience in management in the VET sector in Queensland includes Director, Training Quality and Regulation; Manager, Audit Services; and Manager, Training Secretariat to Training and Employment Recognition Council and Training Employment Board (Queensland) within the Department of Education and Training.

Carol has also worked in operational roles in both public and private RTOs, in policy and curriculum development; and as a secondary school teacher.

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The What, Why, Who, How and When of Reasonable Adjustment

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, Carol Hunter, before the session, please email

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