Principles of on-job assessment for industry training


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Author: Alkema, Anne; McDonald, Heather


A consortium of New Zealand industry training organisations (ITOs) - ServiceIQ, BCITO, Primary ITO, The Skills Organisation, and Competenz - undertook an evidence-based review of assessment practices in industry training to identify models of 'good practice'. The research found that the workplace provides an authentic context for learning and as such provides a genuine context for assessing the progress, skills, knowledge and competencies of trainees. It provides opportunities for on-job assessment that are fair, valid, feasible to undertake and not overly onerous for trainees, employers...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Vocational education and training; Quality; Industry; Providers of education and training; Workforce development

Keywords: Competency based assessment; Industry training body; Partnership in education and training; Best practice; On the job training; Work based learning

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2016

Physical description: 19 p. (report) + [4] p. (summary)

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ISBN: 9780947516123 (report print); 9780947516130 (report online); 9780947516154 (summary print); 9780947516147 (summary online)

Statement of responsibility: Prepared for ServiceIQ and Ako Aotearoa by Anne Alkema and Heather McDonald, Heathrose Research

The summary report was produced by Anne Alkema and Heather McDonald with Natalie Bourke, Nyk Huntington, Leeann Clark, Graeme Couper, Lorretta Garrow, Mark Williams, and Martin MacLean.

Resource type: Report

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Document number: TD/TNC 126.212

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