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Unit of competency details

DEFEVL004 - Evaluate a training and assessment system (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Oct/2015


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 070199 Teacher Education, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 070199 Teacher Education, N.e.c.  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in DEF Defence Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

Application

This unit describes the skills required to evaluate an external or internal training and assessment system.

This unit applies to those who have responsibility for evaluating training and assessment strategies of an organisation.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously while performing complex tasks in a familiar context.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Competency Field

Evaluation

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Plan a system evaluation 

1.1 Identify and confirm the purpose and role of the evaluation with client and stakeholders.

1.2 Define the system in terms of location, purpose, and personnel.

1.3 Identify and prioritise the needs of the stakeholders of the system.

1.4 Identify, obtain and develop the necessary evaluation resources.

1.5 Validate the evaluation plan with stakeholders including:

  • methodology
  • responsibility of appropriate personnel for conducting and participating in evaluations
  • criteria
  • responsibilities for implementation of the evaluation plans
  • means of protection of participants
  • agreement for data collection, storage and retrieval
  • procedures for editing and disseminating reports
  • agreement of the financing

1.6 Establish the evidence required for making decisions of system improvement.

1.7 Identify, develop and assess validity and reliability of evidence gathering instruments, procedures and sources of information.

1.8 Link cost effective methods utilising an appropriate evaluation model to the purpose of the evaluation.

2. Conduct the evaluation 

2.1 Collect evidence in accordance with agreed evaluation procedures.

2.2 Identify and record potentially useful information which is not identified in the evaluation plan.

2.3 Collate and process data relevant to the evaluation.

2.4 Interpret evidence at the individual and aggregate levels and identify strengths and weaknesses of the system.

3. Report on evaluation findings 

3.1 Document issues and conclusions arising from the analysis conducted.

3.2 Make recommendations to stakeholders on areas of possible improvement.

3.3 Discuss preliminary findings with stakeholders.

3.4 Prepare a range of reports to meet the differing needs of stakeholders.

Foundation Skills

The foundation skills demands of this unit have been mapped for alignment with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The following tables outline the performance levels indicated for successful attainment of the unit.

ACSF levels indicative of performance:

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Further information on ACSF and the foundation skills underpinning this unit can be found in the Foundation Skills Guide on the GSA website.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in DEF Defence Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • evaluating information management systems, policies and procedures of an organisation
  • selecting relevant evaluation information and documentation
  • accessing and interpreting the organisation's standards and values
  • analysing records/notes of the evaluation process
  • explaining the evaluation process
  • giving clear and precise instructions and advice
  • discussing the evaluation process with other relevant people
  • seeking information relevant to the evaluation
  • discussing the evaluation outcome with the stakeholders
  • interpreting training program requirements
  • developing resources to support the evaluation process
  • communicating with key stakeholders
  • producing and maintaining documentation
  • planning projects, work programs
  • coordinating the work of self and others
  • investigating training and workforce data
  • determining and implementing improvement
  • writing evaluation reports

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • program design considerations (cost, equality, technically valid, ethics)
  • quantitative and qualitative methods for monitoring and evaluation
  • data management
  • Training Packages and accredited courses, and what comprises quality training and assessment services
  • how training and/or assessment organisations operate
  • terminology relating to quality evaluation processes
  • evaluation models/methods
  • records management systems of the organisation
  • relevant policy, legislation, codes of practice and national standards, including Commonwealth and state/territory legislation
  • vocational education and training systems
  • WHS relating to planning and conducting an evaluation
  • vocational education regulations

Assessment Conditions

Competency should be assessed in an actual workplace or in a simulated environment, with access to equipment and infrastructure appropriate to the outcome. Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of situations.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9