Assessment of Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes

ACE 3009

Last Updated: 4 December 2017

Each student accessing a course based on Life Skills outcomes and content in Years 7–10 will be assessed on their achievement of the outcomes selected through the collaborative curriculum planning process. The syllabus outcomes and content form the basis of learning opportunities for students.

Assessment should provide opportunities for students to demonstrate achievement in relation to the selected outcomes. Assessment can occur in a range of situations or environments such as the school and wider community.

There is no requirement for formal assessment of Life Skills outcomes.

Students accessing courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content may achieve the designated outcomes independently or with support.

An outcome should be considered as ‘achieved independently’ if there is evidence that a student can demonstrate the achievement of an outcome either:

  • without adjustments , or
  • with adjustments that enable the student to access course work and/or demonstrate achievement during assessment opportunities. These adjustments should have been determined through the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Schools are not required to use the Common Grade Scale (A-E) or equivalent to report achievement for students undertaking courses based on Life Skills outcomes and content.