ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

ABOUT THE ASSESSMENTS

You are participating in a nationally recognised training course, which means we will be conducting formal assessment events throughout the day. Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) must abide by specific rules when conducting assessments.  The information below outlines how we follow these rules and the expectations of assessment, to help you prepare for assessment events.  Further information on our assessment policy and procedures can be found in the AAFA Participant Handbook.

 

ASSESSMENT TASK REQUIREMENTS

To pass the course, you must successfully complete the assessment tasks, as detailed below:

 

  1. SIMULATION ASSESSMENT/S

  2. SKILLS ASSESSMENT

  3. CPR ASSESSMENT

  4. KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Direct Observation comprising simulations assessments, marked using performance criteria & observation checklists

  2. Practical Methods assessment comprising skills assessment during workshops

  3. Online or written knowledge quiz comprising multiple choice and scenario-based questions

 

CONTEXT AND CONDITIONS OF THIS ASSESSMENT

  • To ensure a reliable assessment, your assessor will use standardised marking tools, including performance criteria and observation checklists for direct observation & practical methods assessments and a marking guide for written question assessments.

  • To ensure a valid assessment, you will be required to respond to a simulated first aid event, perform first aid skills and demonstrate first aid knowledge to prescribed standards listed in performance criteria for each assessment.

  • To ensure authentic assessment evidence, you will be required to act on your initiative during simulations and workshops, following an allocated sequence.  You will need to present the results of your work to the assessor during and at the conclusion of the activity. Additionally, you will be required to sit/kneel on the ground, perform patient handling manoeuvres and perform CPR during assessments.

  • To ensure sufficient assessment evidence, you will be required to perform multiple practical and knowledge assessments throughout the day and attempt all assessment tasks within the activity timeframe.

  • To ensure flexible assessment, if you are unable to demonstrate the required skills or knowledge correctly on your first attempt your assessor will offer feedback & up to 2 fix-and-recheck opportunities during the activity timeframe.

  • If you are still unable to meet assessment requirements during the activity timeframe, your assessor will arrange further coaching/mentoring and offer a re-assessment opportunity later that day and/or on another suitable day.

  • To ensure assessment evidence is current, you must complete all specified assessment tasks on the date of assessment and within the allocated timeframe.

  • To ensure a fair assessment, you will be informed about assessment requirements and reasonable adjustments will be provided to assist you to complete the course.  Assessment performance criteria are outlined in this document.  You may ask to see the assessor’s observation checklist before and/or after being assessed and you may challenge or appeal any decision made by an Assessor.  The AAFA Participant Handbook contains further information on appeals.  

  • Following simulations and workshops, the Assessor will conduct a debrief, evaluate your work, offer feedback (verbal and/or written) and inform you of the assessment outcome.

  • This entire document is used before, during and after assessment events to explain assessment requirements, track your assessment progress and document the first aid skills you demonstrate to the Assessor.

  • Upon completion, your Student Assessment Booklet is retained as assessment evidence, at AAFA premises, for a period of 6 months.

  • Full details of our assessment & appeals process are in the AAFA Participant Handbook