RTO2378 Nhulunbuy High School
Direct Supervision / Co Assessment
11 February 2014
NEXT REVIEW DATE
VET Management Committee
5(B) DIRECT SUPERVISION/COASSESSMENT.
Where a trainer does not hold the required training competencies (or their equivalent) direct supervision is implemented. Supervision arrangements are documented and supervision activity is recorded in VET Staff file. Evidence that the planned co-assessment is occurring will be documented in the Semester Supervisors Report to be kept in the VET Staff file.
If a trainer does not hold the appropriate trainer qualifications or demonstrated equivalent competence then they must be directly supervised. This does not mean that the person supervising this person must observe the trainer at all times. However, there must be a clear arrangement in place that shows that the supervisor/s provides regular guidance, support and direction to the trainer.
This could include a combination of some of the following:
• providing input to the preparation for training
• discussing strategies to support specific learners
• assisting the trainer to locate appropriate resources
• observing some training sessions and providing feedback
• de-briefing the trainer after training sessions.
Where an assessor does not hold the required assessment competencies (or their equivalent) and the vocational competencies, co-assessments are conducted. This activity is documented and recorded
Assessment may be conducted by a team that collectively meets the competency requirements for assessments. If the co-assessment is being used (when an assessor holding all the required units of competence or equivalent competence, works with one or more assessors who have the relevant vocational competence) this co-assessment arrangement must be documented in the learning and assessment strategy and in the VET Staff file. Evidence that the planned co-assessment is occurring will be documented in the Semester Supervisors Report to be kept in the VET Staff file.
The supervising trainer is accountable for the training delivered by the supervised trainer.
Training carried out in another location by another agency
All training carried out under the banner of RTO2378 must adhere to AQTF quality standards, as such any training carried out by another agency on behalf of RTO2378 must be done under a memorandum of understanding and trainers and assessors must have the appropriate qualifications as set out in standard 1 - element 1.4.