Assessment Terms & Conditions

Prior to Assessment

Your assessor will advise you of your rights before and after assessments, including the right to appeal the result under the College’s VET Student Grievance Policy & Procedure (Academic). The assessor must provide you with all relevant information and resources relating to and required for the completion of each assessment task prior to commencement.


You will be informed of the outcome of your assessment as soon as possible from the date the assessment was submitted. Prompt feedback will be offered to you on the outcome of the assessment. Feedback will be delivered in written and where possible, verbally.

Submitting Assessments

You must submit assessment tasks with a completed cover sheet where required (Online Assessment Tasks do not require Cover Sheets).

It is preferable that theory tasks submitted for assessment are typed. Where this is not possible, room is provided in the assessment guide for short answers; you are expected to write clearly. Unreadable assessment tasks may be returned unmarked.

You must submit assessments on, or before, their due date. Extensions for individual assessment tasks may be negotiated in specific circumstances. Consultation on this must occur prior to the due date and extensions due to illness will require a medical certificate. Extensions will be confirmed by your assessor, in writing.

Where assessment tasks are submitted following the conclusion of the unit of competency without a medical certificate or extension, a re-assessment fee for each assessment task then submitted, will be charged.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment

Evidence for Learners being assessed for competency through the RPL process is collected using the organisation’s RPL Assessment Kits.  These kits explain to candidates, the process of providing and collecting RPL evidence in detail.  These RPL kits are available through your Training and Assessment Officer.


Plagiarism and Referencing

Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Information, ideas etc. quoted or paraphrased from another source, must be acknowledged with “quotation marks” around the relevant words/ sentences or ideas and cited at the end of the document. Sources of information, ideas etc. must be provided in alphabetical order by author’s surname (including author’s full name, name of document/ book / internet etc. and year and place of publishing) or may be included in brackets in the text.

Assessment Outcomes

There are two (2) outcomes of assessments:

S = Satisfactory and NS = Not Satisfactory (requires more training and experience).

You will be awarded C = Competent on completion of the unit when the assessor is satisfied that you have completed all assessments and provided the appropriate evidence required to meet all criteria.

If you fail to meet this requirement, you will receive the result NYC = Not Yet Competent and will be eligible to be re-assessed according to SRI’s policy.


Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. Cheating includes but is not limited to unauthorized copying from the work of another student, using notes or other materials not authorized during an examination, giving or receiving information or assistance on work when it is expected that a student will do his/her own work, or engaging in any similar act that violates the concept of academic integrity. Cheating may occur on an examination, test, quiz, laboratory work report, theme, out of class assignment or any other work submitted by a student to fulfil course requirements and presented as solely the work of the student.

  1. “Spontaneous” cheating includes such violations as copying from another student’s work.
  2. “Non-Spontaneous” cheating Includes the following as typical but not exclusive examples: Premeditated copying individually or in conspiracy to copy from another student’s work, obtaining unauthorized copies of the examination to be administered prior to the time of examination, employing unauthorized materials during any academic exercise


Learners will be allowed further attempts at an assessment for which the outcome is Not Satisfactory, within the timeframe of a course (unit of competency).  Learners who require re-assessment beyond the delivery timeframe of a unit or due date of an assessment, unless it is due to medical reasons, will be given the opportunity to request an additional time to resubmit and in this time they can request a mentoring session if required. After that, learners may be charged a re-enrolment fee.

Last modified: Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 2:57 PM