Validation and Moderation in Diverse Settings: Final Research Report to the National Quality Council

S Gillis, Andrea BATEMAN, Chloe DYSON

National Quality Council | Published : 2010


The study was undertaken to address concerns that had been raised by some stakeholder groups in relation to the perceived quality and consistency of assessments being undertaken by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia's VET Sector. That is, there were concerns that assessment standards in the VET sector were often not comparable. Ensuring the comparability of standards had become particularly pertinent in the VET sector, as assessments could be made across a range of contexts (e.g., vocational education, educational and industrial contexts) by a diverse range of assessors using highly contextualised performance based tasks that required professional judgement by assessors.