There are a variety of forms of assessment that you will undertake throughout your education and training with TAFE Queensland, including:
When submitting assessment you can use the Assessment Submission Sheet (DOC, 642KB).
Educational staff at your region will provide you with a Qualification Guide and other material about the assessment rules relevant to you at the commencement of your education and training.
To be successful, you need to:
If you have an identified learning difficulty, disability, or other unique circumstance you may be eligible to have an adjustment to an assessment activity, or have an alternative assessment arranged.
A number of reasonable adjustments can be applied to modify the learning environment or making changes to the training and assessment delivered to assist a disadvantaged learner. However, a reasonable adjustment in teaching, learning and assessment activity needs to be justifiable and must uphold the integrity of the qualification.
Talk to your educational staff for more information.
You are required to submit assessment on or before the due date.
If you are unable to meet a schedule assessment or exam due date, you must make a request to extend the due date using the Request for Extension of Assessment Form (DOC, 1MB) at least 48 hours prior to the due date.
Be aware that extensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentary evidence (e.g. a medical certificate).
If you are unable to meet a schedule assessment or exam due date because of an exceptional circumstance (for example a death in the family, serious illness, or other serious personal circumstance) which means you cannot undertake an assessment until the following study period, you must make a request to defer the due date to the regional General Manager at least 7 calendar days prior to the due date. The request may be made later than the 7 days prior to the due date only in the following circumstances:
Be aware that deferments are only granted in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentary evidence (e.g. a medical certificate).
If the TAFE Queensland is satisfied that by reason of illness or other exceptional circumstances you could not complete an assessment task, you may be allowed a deferred assessment.
International student rules for assessment extensions and deferments are addressed on the More Information for International Students page.
Your teacher will mark an assessment item or provide other feedback within 10 business days of the assessment due date. Feedback may take the form of:
Feedback will address the assessment criteria for the task, and include marks and/or comments about your performance against the criteria.
You must keep a record of any submitted assessment item for a minimum of 14 days. This will help you in case you need to re-submit the assessment.
If you have requested an appeal, the relevant assessment items should be retained until the appeal is finalised.
Assessment Resubmissions for Vocational Education and Training Students:
If you do not satisfy the assessment requirements on your first attempt, you will receive feedback and may be able to re-submit the assessment item.
Any assessment components/elements deemed as 'Satisfactory' may be carried forward and only those elements deemed 'Unsatisfactory' need to be re-submitted/re-assessed.
If you do not submit or complete an assessment on or by the due date (unless there are exceptional circumstances or an extension has been formally granted) a "did not submit/sit" (DNS) will be recorded and you will have 5 days to submit your second and final attempt.
You will only get one assessment re-submission opportunity. The assessment re-submission may involve the same assessment item as the original assessment, or it may be different.
If you do not attempt the assessment re-submission on or by the due date without prior approval or your attempt is unsatisfactory, you will be gpiven an "unsatisfactory" outcome, and will be required to re-enrol in the competency.
Remember that no assessment re-submissions will be permitted after the close of study date or after the final result for the unit of competency has been issued.
Supplementary Assessments for Higher Education Students:
In some cases if you are having difficulty in progressing in a unit, you may be able to apply to undertake a supplementary assessment, which is a new item of assessment to demonstrate that you have achieved the required learning outcome of the unit.
Supplementary assessments are only available in a limited number of cases where a grade of 3 has been achieved.
This limit is such that the maximum number overall in a course is:
You are responsible for making applications for supplementary assessment. You must apply within 5 working days of the final result for the unit being issued.
If supplementary assessment is approved, whilst under consideration, your grade of 3 will be temporarily changed to SA - Supplementary Assessment. If you successfully complete supplementary assessment requirements, you will be awarded the grade of 4. Where supplementary assessment is not successfully completed, the original grade of 3 will be reinstated.
If you believe that an assessment outcome is unfair or incorrect, you should first discuss it with you teacher (this is called an informal review). You will be notified of the informal review decision by your teacher in writing or via email.
If after this discussion you still feel the outcome is incorrect, you can submit a Request for Assessment Re-Evaluation Form (DOC, 1MB). You must submit the form to your local Customer Service Centre within 10 business days of receiving notification of the informal review from your teacher. TAFE Queensland will then undertake a formal review of the assessment decision.
If there has been an error the result will be amended.
If there has not been an error TAFE Queensland will proceed with the original assessment decision.
If you are dissatisfied you have the right to request an assessment appeal.
If you still believe that an assessment outcome is unfair or incorrect, you have a right to appeal to your TAFE Queensland region's Disciplinary and Appeals Committee.
If you are making an appeal, it must be made in writing and submitted to the regional General Manager within 20 business days of receiving the assessment decision.
The region's Disciplinary and Appeals Committee will then consider the appeal and respond to you.
In exceptional circumstances, you may be able to make a further appeal to the TAFE Queensland Academic Board Disciplinary and Appeals Committee.
If you are making an appeal to that committee, it must be made in writing and submitted to the TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer within 10 days of receiving the Student Appeals Decision Notice.
If you are still dissatisfied with the assessment decision, you have the right to take the case to an external body, such as:
You are only allowed one external appeal decision for each assessment decision. TAFE Queensland will give due consideration to the outcome of the external appeal.
The following conditions apply unless communicated to you prior to the commencement of the examination/test: