HSC assessment of VET courses
Last Updated: 3 April 2019
All VET courses are competency-based courses.
NESA and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) require that a competency-based approach to assessment is used (see ACE 8094 HSC Assessment of VET Courses: competency-based assessment.
- meet the requirements of the national training package or nationally accredited qualification/course on which the VET course is based
- be conducted by a qualified assessor under the auspices of an RTO which may be a school, TAFE college or other VET provider.
The Registered Training Organisation (RTO) must:
- maintain a record of the competencies achieved by each student. This may take the form of a competency record book (student log), or records generated as a result of school use of the NESA VCS Online system.
Assessment procedures for the categories of VET courses are described in: ACE 8095 – 8098.
Schools need to liaise closely with RTO's delivering HSC courses to their students regarding assessment requirements.
(Provisions for non-completion determinations and student warnings apply to VET courses.)